Canyon Ridge Trail

MODERATE 80 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

hiking
1 hour ago

I really enjoyed the trail. I got out there early before the temps climbed. As was said before, the trail has some steep inclines and declines and it is really narrow in lots of places. The wildlife wasn't out in full force. In one place at least, the trail wasn't marked clearly and I ended up on a side meander in a grassy field that took me too close to the highway. I didn't really want to see traffic. I wanted to pretend I was deep into nature. But I probably should have paid more attention. Loved the scenic views and the old structures left over from CCC days. This is a great trail for just getting away from it for a morning. Also a great trail for getting into hiking condition. Glad I went and look forward to visiting other trails at the Nature Center.

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2 days ago

7 days ago

This is a great trail! Very clean and well maintained.

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8 days ago

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16 days ago

Good trail, challenging with the steep inclines. The trail is very narrow, and you are walking through tall grass often. Passed several people who had already found ticks on them.

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17 days ago

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19 days ago

We would probably have enjoyed this trail more in the early spring or winter. Grasses over the trail tall enough to hit us in the face. First trail in Texas that we have gotten ticks/chiggers. With the trail being so narrow in spots and the tall vegetation, we were always watching carefully for snakes. Personally, I wouldn't take children or my dog. Watch out for steel pipes sticking up throughout the trail that were originally put there to hold the ties (steps) in place.

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22 days ago

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22 days ago

Nice trail with some elevation change. Mostly shaded. Saw butterflies, lizards, armadillo and feral hogs.

hiking
24 days ago

Directions didn't give the name or location of the park, we couldn't find the trail.

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1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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2 months 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.