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Awesome gem not far from Fort Worth. Some ups and downs but nothing too tough. Did about 8.1 miles total just being caught up with how beautiful it looked.

Few hills, although got lost several times the gps is not very accurate, trail is a bit confusing

1 day ago

Great trail except it was very muddy. It had rained a couple days prior so make sure to go when it's dry.

Nice chilly breeze being lakeside...was nice for about 2 miles into it until it was infested with trash and low lake level terrain. My dog enjoyed the cliff sides, lots of exercise!

mountain biking
15 days ago

Love it!!!

Once we got past the entry a little ways it was better but there was SO. MUCH. Glass. It was freaking ridiculous

Beautiful, but a lot of trash :-(

16 days ago

Tried to hike here today but trail is closed. FYI

I don’t think Julie road this trail 5 days ago. It is a colossal Mud Hole!!
Try again in June!

21 days ago

Nice trail that has improved significantly over the last few years. Trail has some pretty nice inclines and winds it's way through a fairly dense cedar brake. Crowds are definitely an issue when the weather is nice and especially on weekends. Avoid completely within 3-5 days following a moderate rainfall as the mud can make for a less than nice outing. TIP: Hike when the temps drop into the 20's and 30's and you will just about have the trail to yourself.

we enjoyed hiking. we'll go back to explore more!!

22 days ago

Nice trail, though about a mile up from the southern trailhead there was a small bridge that was washed out and mostly under water. Finding a way around it was a challenge. There was a moderate amount of hiker traffic today and very few bikes. A good deal of trash near the trail, mostly washed up from the lake.

We paid $5 when we came in at Rockledge Park, and saw signs warning that the park closed at sundown. We got a late start and only made it a few miles up the trail before we turned back to make sure we were out by sundown. Several times we took a wrong turn and ended up at a dead end at someone's back yard.

The attendant was happy to see our dog and he gave him a treat on the way in.

Loved it!

Attempted to try this trail today. Closed...not sure why. There is a sign that says they close when muddy. Hasn’t really rained in more than a week. Forced me to give a rating to post the comment. So I went neutral.

28 days ago

I walked this on a grey day in November, but it was still pretty and allowed me to forget the Metroplex for a bit. The trail was well marked and easy to follow. I saw a few birds including some birds of prey eating a dead deer. The scenery consists of grasslands, stands of deciduous trees, farmland, and a lot of ponds. They were burning brush in areas when I hiked the trail. My GPS logged the whole loop at just over 15 miles. It took me about 4.5 hours.

30 days ago

I loved it!

trail running
1 month ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

1 month ago

Moderate, well marked and maintained trail with a few areas of climbing. Not overly crowded which makes for a peaceful hike. Beautiful views of Lake Worth. $5 entrance fee. Great trail!

We tried to go hiking but all of the trails were flooded. It didn't say anything about it on the park website. so if you're driving any sort of distance, I would suggest to call the park if it has been raining a lot. Other wise, the fall colors on that area are gorgeous.

Nice trail, well maintained narrow trails. Good views with lots of wildlife

1 month ago

For the Fort Worth area the refuge is the best option for nature hiking. The views are good (for DFW) and the trail is well maintained. The trail is about 70 percent covered when the trees have leaves. If you want a decent route with some elevation change this is the best option in the refuge. Ruins of an old summer camp lay in a few places but were made with natural rock and add a little touch of an old world.

On the downside, highway traffic is heard from all parts of this trail, edges the natural aspect out a bit for me. The local military base fly's a lot in the area and jet traffic is notably loud (I love fighter jets, but not on a hike). Ticks can be prevalent in the brush, permithicin or a bunch of DEET will suffice.

1 month ago

I started this trail at 9:30 am on a Tuesday in early November. The weather was excellent. Since my foot sometimes bothers me, I knew I could not do the entire length. So I selected to start where the trail crosses Shoreline Road. Headed south on the trail and within 5 minutes had some challenging terrain. I hiked for one mile and encountered three or four other sections that were steep or had built in steps. Some were made worse by mud and small streams of water on the trail; this area received lots of rain during the last six weeks. other than those, it was an easy hike.

As others have said, there are sections of defense forest right up to the trail edge and then sections with no trees but grasses closing in the trail. Especially the forest areas reminded me of what the earlier travelers on the Natchez Trail experienced. This trail does have a wilderness feel to it. I heard lots of wildlife and saw some hawks, butterflies, waterfowl, and tons of flying insects! so remember to use your bug repellent.

The only downside I experienced was the almost constant sounds from the nearby urban area. It's not far from Interstate 820 - so the sound of high speed traffic is pretty much a constant, although it often was almost covered by sound of wind blowing in the trees. And there's a military base not far away. During my 75 minutes of travel on the trail, I heard at least 8 military jets flying overhead. Other than that noise, it is an awesome nature area with beautiful views of canyons and ridges and Lake Worth.

I look forward to going back to do more hiking in Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge.

Made it about halfway down (very muddy) trail when it dead ended into water. Trail was okay, nothing particularly interesting other than some short side trails. Bugs weren't terrible, but it was in the low 60s. It wasn't bad, but nothing worth coming back to.

Eisenhower is a great place to hike. Scenery is very pretty along the way with several lake views along the trail. There are restrooms at multiple points near the trail. Also picnic tables. On 11/4/18, much of the trail was very muddy due to recent rains.

As of 11/3/18, the trail is still under water.

1 month ago

Definitely not a “moderate” trail. More like a nice park with some ups and downs and little woody wannabe trails.

Nice trail. Some trash. But not too bad
Very wet today
Nice and rocky along w varied trail

Great trails.

Probably one of the best trails I’ve hiked so far. Rough terrain with steep hills and lots of mud. Great view of the lake, beautiful scenery, and no trash was seen at all.

It is a very popular location, so expect to come into contact with others. Dogs not allowed, but we brought our dog with no problem. We also saw deer on the path two separate times roughly 10 yds ahead of us.

1 month ago

Great place for a fun hike with friends.

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