Explore the most popular birding trails in Fort Worth Nature Center with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

A very fun trail Close to Dallas Metro Plex and had a surprising amount of up/down climbs that were not long but steep. Looks like scouts over the years have put in railroad ties and walkway bridges over streams. Nice touch to keep it interesting. Views of lake are nice and some great north Texas rural terrain and views. Only downside is that you can hear the nearby highway from everywhere so you lose some of the "out in the wilderness" feel. But definitely recommend.

This is the perfect place to visit if you want to get in a good hike and breathe in good air. The beauty of the green earth, the trees and the animals is humbling.

website says no trail running

trail running
3 months ago

The website for the Fort Worth Nature Center says no running on the trails.

3 months ago

First timer on this trail. I traveled SOBO to the end and returned via the road. The first part of this very well marked trail had quite a bit of prairie runs - not my cup of tea - the last half of the trail did include mostly forested areas. The elevation changes offered some challenge, but it’s nothing an average fitness level hiker can’t handle. I’d give it a difficulty level of 3/5. The trail had very light traffic...only saw a woman + her dog, a couple, and a man + his two young boys. Would recommend treating your clothes with your choice of insect repellent because there are stretches of the trail that are very narrow; so, you will be brushing against foliage along the way.

It's a great hike that is nearby but feels remote when hiking it. I love the elevation changes that happen across the hike.

4 months ago

The trail is well taken care of, and the park is well maintained; although I dont recommend doing this one in the afternoon in the summer... its 6.5 miles from start to finish and then back to your vehicle... bring lots of water if you do it over the summer. tons of prairie like chunks of trail (no tree cover).

4 months ago

Eric and Janine, not sure where y'all were but this trail is very well marked and maintained. The Natuture Center is only open from 7 am to 5 so maybe that was the issue. The southern most trailhead is at the same parking spot that is for Greer Island.

This is a great trail but beginners be aware. There are several ups and downs with rock or railroad ties. Great views at the top. Wish the old resting spot still had a roof. The dog loved this hike.

4 months ago

Awesome trail

No trail. Seriously. We hunted. There is a park called love circle but the trailhead leads to an empty lot with no way to walk farther.

5 months ago

Great trail. I like all the twists and turns as a change to the straight of some of the other trails.

Park is completely shut down & locked up & the southern most parking area doesn’t even have a road going to it anymore! It’s all overgrown so it obviously hasn’t been accessible for quite some time! Totally wasted my time & gas!!

Great for a nice walk. Easy path and saw some deer along the way.

6 months ago

Great trail. You get to the trailhead by starting at Prairie and working you way down and taking the east trail at the split. That will get to a TV where you will see a sitting bench and the trailhead for Oak Motte. Total for us was just over 3 miles from where we parked. Wide trails almost the while way. Not crowded and enough couples and families that one would feel safe alone. Our dog loved the trail, that's not saying much because she loves every trail. We took our time at a 2.7 mph and it took us about an hour with photo stops.

Part of the boardwalk is destroyed so the trail is very small

Parts of the trail where little more than just a mowed path. I think it's really just there to add miles to trail system.

3-16-18 Center and Refuge is open, only the West Riverbottom trail is closed. It is a nice place to hike, close to the city. It's Texas scenery so, nothing fabulous. Couldn't find any prairie dogs, but the bison are easily viewed.

Short and scenic. Not stroller friendly but suitable for small kids.

7 months ago

Very well maintained trails and easily marked.

Definitely the favorite trail I've found anywhere in the area so far. Terrain/topography are steady and mildly strenuous for walking, fairly intense for running. The landscape is beautiful. Very well maintained. We go often.

Pretty level and easy trail. Most of it goes along the water, and it’s great for pups!

Great local trails to train on if you’re looking for more rugged hiking

Great out and back trail. with lots of diverse terrain, with nice views, some elevation change but nothing too difficult. Trails are well maintained and marked. Only downside you can hear highway traffic , but the beauty of the trail helps take your mind off of the sound. We will be back to explore more.

This trail pops up under Canyon Lake, Texas which is 1 hour south of Austin and 45 mins north of San Antonio. Unfortunately it is rather far from Canyon Lake - Texas and near Fort Worth Texas- not sure how it pops up ..

9 months ago

Excellent day hike featuring several interesting Civilian Conservation Corps shelters. Sadly the shelters have fallen into disrepair.

The trail features beautiful vistas over the water and enough ups and downs to get your heart rate up.

As of 01/06/2018 the refuge is closed and no access allowed to this trailed

Great trail!

Great trail, though may be a little difficult for beginners.

nice trails, clean, scenic is good.

Monday, October 09, 2017

Nice little hike. Gets your heart rate up. I prefer loops, instead of there and back, but Will definitely do this one again though.

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