Canyon Ridge Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Canyon Ridge Trail is a 5.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Worth, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
770 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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5 days ago

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11 days ago

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hiking
19 days ago

This trail was a lot of fun. It was definitely a work out, but we also hiked it in July so it was a balmy 95 degrees. I'd say it's mostly shaded. It kind of winds down in the valleys and then back up in the ridges. Up on the ridges is where the sun beat down. Be prepared for narrow trails, and several inclines. On the really step inclines, rail road tie and rock steps have been provided. Saw a snake, lots of lizards, butterflies, and armadillos. Took us three hours to walk the trail and then return to parking by walking the road. As always, take plenty of water. Oh yeah, keep an eye out for poison ivy. Some parts of the trail neck down to a foot across or less in some spots. Personally I wouldn't take my young children on this one but that's just me. I was pretty focused on myself in several places and for long durations, just to make sure my step was secure and looking for snakes and poison ivy, let alone keeping an eye on a young child. Definitely worth the five dollars per person to access it.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

really enjoy this trail. equal amounts of sun and shade. As it is considered the hardest at the preserve, I have never found it crowded...even on weekends. Definitely worth the $5 fee.

hiking
26 days ago

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26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails, but beware for alligators in the water. A fisherman told me they don't really get above four feet or so but even at four feet they got all their teeth. Also keep in mind that its $5 a person to get in. Look up for wild blueberries! Lovely place and well worth the $5, plan on visiting again in a couple days.

1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

A really good trail! Lots of stairs, inclines, and declines so not good for young children. I had taken my 4 year old, who loved it and did great, but had to tell him to hold my hand on the steep declines.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail paths are very narrow and inclines are STEEP so be aware, especially if hiking with multiple people. Very shaded paths, so even with the Texas heat coming at us full force, it still felt pleasant. You do reach a point where you can't really go on with the trail without either potentially falling and injuring yourself, or hitting the main road, so we didn't do the full 3.6 miles, ended up being closer to around 2, there and back. Inclines made it quite the workout though.

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Lots of canopy cover, with great elevation change. Closer to 6.8 miles. Definitely recommend, $5 a person is well worth it.

3 months ago

Exciting trail run, paths are tight and keep you on your toes. Could use more signage to stay on the right path in certain spots.

4 months ago