Gateway Park West Loop

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Gateway Park

Gateway Park West Loop is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fort Worth, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 101 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

muddy

over grown

off trail

As of June 08, 2020, users have reported that the southern most section was CLOSED due to flooding and most of the open field area was muddy. Please refer to the park page for updates.

recorded Gateway Park West Loop

mountain biking
over grown
rocky
18 days ago

mountain biking
24 days ago

One of the better trails. Very smooth, twisty, maintained but sort of flat outside of the obstacle section. Looked like the southern most section was closed due to flooding and most of the open field area was muddy. Would recommend skipping the features on the harder section with bridges, jumps, tabletops, seesaw and swooping turns the first time around then hitting the ones you’re comfortable with the second time around. The trails were very busy, but surprisingly I didn’t come across a single person walking on the trail. For a challenge I’d recommend the East trail (cross-country) next to the FWMBA parking lot especially if you’re hiking as some of it was over grown. One of the harder trails with a great views of the entire park and downtown FW. Watch out for disc golfers as there paths interest with some of the trail and it’s easy to get in there way.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Took a bit to find the trailhead but once underway the trail was well marked and very well maintained. We bypassed most of the features but will definately be back to take them on soon. Hats off to the FWMBA for their work out there!

hiking
bugs
off trail
2 months ago

Lots and lots of mosquitoes

hiking
2 months ago

Too many bikes and trail too narrow You have to step off the trail if your walking with someone because people on bikes will run over you . Love the river off to the side and you can occasionally see animals while walking.

hiking
bugs
over grown
2 months ago

Lots of bugs, turned around at mile 1

hiking
muddy
scramble
2 months ago

Very nice views and great shading it would be a nice place to bring young ones

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Mostly well kept, aside from a section that runs along the Trinity River. There were a couple of downed trees and general overgrowth in this bit (which I personally love!). These trails are narrow in the wooded sections, certainly intended primarily for use of mountain bikes. You have to remain vigilant as there's some really tight areas that don't allow for much space to get out of the way of the people zippin' through on their bikes. I mostly rated this four stars due to the section along the Trinity that I really enjoyed, otherwise it's a standard albeit well kept trail for anyone chosing to hike it.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great beginner trail for mountain biking, absolutely loved it. Has a few steep drops and lots of curves.

mountain biking
bugs
closed
off trail
over grown
Sun May 26 2019

mountain biking
Sat Feb 02 2019

Great ride. Our first time out!! Loved it

Fri Oct 26 2018

Is my favorite place to run mountain bike. Awesome views and very security

Sun Mar 18 2018

Nice little paved walking trail. I also had trouble locating the starting point. the trail is marked better than the roads. At the fork I headed for the south obsevation deck. There is a dirt path for mountain bikes but I don't recommend hikers taking it as there is no room to step aside if a bike comes through. Nice path, plenty of shade and several porta-potties. Great trail if you have mini-humans riding in a stroller.

running
Fri Jun 14 2013

Only been here once. I had a hard time finding the trail. I parked by the dog park and had to walk through the stadiums before I found the small circular loop. I had to have been in the wrong area. This park also connects to Trinity Trails, but I have yet to go back and try it.

recorded Gateway Park West Loop

mountain biking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

recorded Gateway Park West Loop

mountain biking
12 days ago

mountain biking
13 days ago

mountain biking
13 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

ohv/off road driving
17 days ago

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