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Hawk Trail to Cottontail Bend Loop

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Tandy Hills Park

Hawk Trail to Cottontail Bend Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fort Worth, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.7 mi Elevation gain 193 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Mountain biking

Walking

Running

Partially paved

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Wild flowers

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Muddy

Rocky

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Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. Tandy Hills Natural Area (THNA) is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of Fort Worth prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas. The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960s and designated a natural area in 1987. Since 1990, the park has been managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. Noted for its unusually complete collection of prairie flora, THNA contains more than 500 native plant species. The show of spring wildflowers is unsurpassed in the Metroplex. The land is a living demonstration of how most of Fort Worth and the Great Plains appeared in predevelopment times. THNA is adjacent to I-30 and less than 5 minutes from downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The fact that it has never been developed and survived into the 21st century in relatively pristine condition is extremely remarkable.

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Tim Cecil
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This was a great trail with plenty of ups and downs, beautiful wildflowers everywhere, and great for a social distancing outing for my husband and I. I can see that under wet/rainy conditions it would be pretty muddy in places and lower sections had LOTS of poison ivy. Overall though a great trail with great proximity to FW!

Anne Moulard
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Hiking

Wow, this place was gorgeous! my daughter was amazed the whole time! we will be back!

Eli Oates
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Nice trail, but there is a lot of highway noise. Also, be aware of ticks. I found six fully mature female gulf coast ticks on me and my dog after our hike. Prepare accordingly.

Baylee Cantrell
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Ticks

Jared Ashcraft
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Papi Salgado
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HikingBugsMuddyPrivate propertyRocky

Great views, awesome down hill slopes but not really great for keeping you on the trail

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Tim Martin
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Great urban hike. Could easily get lost without a map of some kind as trails are not always clearly marked and lots of social trails. Wildflowers just starting to spring up following a week of heavy rain. They should be amazing in the next week or so. Great escape from Coronavirus lockdown.

Alex Wells
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Sabina HARRINGTON
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Hiking

Nice trail. A few, slight inclines, sometimes rocky. Can hear the freeway, as it’s right off I-30. A couple of creek crossings. Encountered few people on a mild day. Prob wouldn’t hike a day or two after a rain.

Melissa Marrufo
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HikingMuddyOver grownRocky

Fun little trail in the middle of the city! Brought our kids and my 5 yr old had no problem with it. Fun creek crossing. Muddy, but it is January...

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Alyssa Geltz
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Hiking

Only real downside was the highway noise. Very few hikers, but the ones we did pass said it is stunning in the spring with the wildflowers. Will do this trail again.

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Parker Grona
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Good

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Ron Ouellette
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Keep gps on. Hard to follow trail signs

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Jennifer Davis
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Emily Torbert
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Lisa Wheeler
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Tandy Hills Park, Fort Worth, Tex. This is a nice trail on natural ground 1.86 miles. Trail begins by playground follow concrete sidewalk to the round circle with 2 park benches. The trailhead is to the right of the benches. It looks like there used to be a trailhead sign to mark the trail but all that remains is the posts. The rest of the trail is rocky when elevation changes, and then level prairie land. This trail is very close to highway I-30 so if a quiet trail is what you looking for, this is not the trail your looking for. However there are several spectacular city scape views of downtown Ft. Worth. It is very pretty at sunset! I followed the Hawk Trail, but there are several other trails that I will explore at another time.

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Melissa Smith
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Hiking

Love these trails. Nice and hidden with amazing views of Ft. worth. Sunsets are something! Dog friendly! Lots of wildflowers in the spring

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