Tandy Hills Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Worth, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960s and designated a natural area in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times. THNA is adjacent to I-30 and less than 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The fact that it has never been developed and survived into the 21st century in relatively pristine condition is extremely remarkable.
I came early in the morning to beat the heat. A lot of rocks and dirt paths. Do not come here after it has rained. The trails are not marked too well. A lot of split paths that lead you to a dead end.. at one point I was lead to the back yard of someone's home.
Says on this app that it's for biking - signs everywhere say otherwise.
I took my two boys (4/2) hiking thru Tandy last weekend and loved it! The trails are very clearly marked, beautiful wild flowers everywhere, lots of friendly couples out hiking and walking their dogs. Overall it was a great experience and some of the steepest elevation changes I've seen in Tarrant County, with the exception of Marion Samson. Loved it, going back again soon!
Great for trail running! Alternates from utility roads to near bushwhacking, depending on which loops you select. Plenty to explore, and occasionally feels far from the city...
Not for biking.....
It was beautiful and my first trail. But I went in without looking at the map thinking there was only one trail. Barely made it out alive lol Be prepared.
Took my dog out for a walk on this trail and got severely lost, we also ended up coming out through somebody's backyard . It was very muddy because of the recent rain but that said we were prepared in both of us enjoyed. Looking forward to going back and learning the trails so that next time we'll know where we're going.
If you are wanting some peace and quite then this is not the place to hike. You have the constant noise of the highway traffic around you but if you wear some ear buds and bring some music then you are in another place all together. Some moderate rocky hills and dry creeks is what to expect here. It is easy to get turned around and go in circles but that is all part of the fun of this nice hiking oasis just off I-30.
found this excellent park in my neighborhood. ...trails are foot traffic only and not paved..love it! took the bird trail and what started off being a 2 mile hike quickly turned into a 6 mile adventure. ..got lost a few times and the mounds n hills give one an excellent cardio...this is my favorite hiking park in Funky Town!
On September 16, 2013, I ran Tandy Hills Trails for the first time. There were multiple trails which I was not anticipating and therefore I got lost. I ended up coming out of the trails through someone's backyard. The since of adventure and the thrill of finding my way back was well worth it all! The gravel on the trails made running up and down extremely tricky, but manageable.
Once again, I enjoyed every moment and I will be running/hiking these trails many more times!
I really liked this trail. Was more challenging than I expected but in a good way. Trails were big and there were lots of them. It was nice to not have bikes going by. I recommend this one for a short hike.
Tandy Hills Natural Area is owned and operated by the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Dept., and managed by the staff at the Fort Worth Nature Center. This park only allows hiking, walking. Pets allowed but must be on a leash. No bicycles or horses are allowed!
went for a ride there this morning and was pleasantly surprised at what it was like. Lot's of hills with steep climbs/descents. Saw 3 people out hiking and all 3 were very friendly. I even stopped and talked to one guy for about 5 minutes. No trail signs at all so bring a sense of adventure when you come. Mainly ranch style roads in the valley with trails running off and up the hills.
My favorite place to get 'lost' in Fort Worth. Literally miles of mostly undeveloped land snuck in between a freeway and a neighborhood. Find it and wander...