Trinity River Trail

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Trinity River Trail is a 17.5 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Fort Worth, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. 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
17.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
626 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

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horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

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river

views

wild flowers

bridge out

bugs

muddy

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Enjoy the open space of the country and the parks and riversides of Fort Worth as you wander this pretty urban trail. You can start your journey from the center of the city or you can start from way out in Gateway Park. You can bike, hike, inline skate, and walk your dog. You can travel for 32 miles out-and-back or take a leisurely half mile stroll. The Trinity River Trail system has something for everyone. It is dotted with river crossings, tree groves, benches, misting stations, and expansive parks. The trail is surprisingly solitary on weekdays and a major social gathering spot on weekends. It offers its users the choice of various branches and even allows people to choose which side of the river they want to explore. You can choose to start your exploration in the city and work your way out or you can start in the rural portion and venture into Fort Worth. It is trails like the Trinity Trail that make the city of Fort Worth such a fun place to visit.

walking
27 days ago

Not one of our favorite trails. No shade and it's crowded. The trail is long but it's not really wide enough. While your walking or running you will have to watch for cyclist coming up from behind you. This trail just isn't wide enough

mountain biking
3 months ago

Rode from University Street to Downtown Fort Worth. Seven miles round trip. Fun easy ride.

hiking
5 months ago

Depends on what you're looking for - If you're looking for an actual hike, this is more of a casual stroll with an 8' wide concrete pathway through the city. If you're wanting to just put some miles on (foot or bike) then this is a great way to do it. We always stay on the western side of FW between Panther Island and the FW Zoo area and we've always been safe. The trail is well kept, mown and clean. FW does a great job with its maintenance. Plenty of restaurants along the way if you get hungry, or want to make a mini "destination hike" ;)

Im more of a wilderness backpacker, but for what it is, the Trinity River Trail is pretty nice. Family friendly.

walking
7 months ago

Path between 7th and University was fine except under I-30 bridge. Mural was partially painted over.

mountain biking
9 months ago

We took a nice casual ride around the west side of Fort Worth. All is green and alongside the river. There are many trails that go off the route, into neighborhoods, downtown, various parks, and other parts of town. You can choose the cement or sand path. There are a number of bridges to cross. A very enjoyable place to ride!
P.S. There's a gap in the route because I paused and forgot to restart it right away.

trail running
9 months ago

Great for trail running, walking, road and mountain biking. Minimal elevation changes and you can use the concrete path or the crushed limestone path that is along most of the trail. There are lots of options to log a lot of miles out here without having to cover the same parts of the trail over and over again.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

I've spent many hours running and walking here. It's best to run/walk with a group. It's in the heart of the city, so there's all the issues that go along with that. There are some lovely shady parts that make the walk/run bearable. Along the river there is no shade.

walking
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Walked the trails around Trinity park on the west side of the river by 7th street from the city park and duck pond. Shaded well in the park, open air when walking next to the river made a hot day cool. Bike traffic is high in this area but share the path well. The only reason its not five stars is the path will get to narrow to handle bike and walking path.

road biking
Thursday, March 31, 2016

I was disappointed that the trails are gravel on the North West side. I was on a road bike and the terrain wasn't suitable. I did manage to get in 30 miles and it was otherwise a great ride.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Trails are cool but rough terrain

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

I like it! I wish more shade on trail but other than I love the scenery of FW!

road biking
Monday, July 13, 2015

A mixed bag of crowded and isolated, depending on what part of the trail you're in, Trinity trails is a good place to cycle and burn off those extra calories or just a reason to enjoy the outdoors. Parts of the trail connect different areas of Fort Worth.

Thursday, May 01, 2014

This is a wonderful trail for all skill levels. I will definitely re - visit on my next trip to Texas!

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

I love this trail and it's my go to when I am in Fort Worth. Easy trail for. It's running and biking. a lot of people so it's not a place to go to get away.. But so close to the city, so special for that. You can also rent city bikes along the path. The views of Fort Worth are beautiful.

trail running
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Definitely a fun trail to run and bike. Clean and scenic with either the view of the Trinity River or Downtown or both. Very cool that there is such an awesome trail so close to the city life. It's a busy trail too on parts near downtown, so good for girls who may be worried about trekking alone.

mountain biking
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My "go to" place. Nothing too technical on any part of it, unless you get off road by marine creek. Because it follows the trinity river, elevation stays pretty constant. Road bike I ride the concrete/paved and 29'er, I ride the dirt and crushed stone. Good workout with regular cadence. Branches off many different forks, more to come when they connect from Fort Worth to Dallas!

mountain biking
Friday, August 02, 2013

All cement trails w/ a few hard dirt pack areas just next to them. Great for feeling a little separated from the city. The park off University is always very well taken care of; few vagrants but they just add to the scenery. Great to build up some speed on a mtn. bike. Construction is sprinkled in around certain bridges but it's pretty easy to get around. Rented kayaks on the river not too long ago and that was fun to, just don't get too friendly with the water. Overall a nice example of a city taking a park seriously.

road biking
Friday, June 14, 2013

Great place to bike, run, walk, etc. Some construction work as of 6-14-13 but it's easy to go around. Some parts or blocked off during the week of Mayfest. A word of advice don't go around Northside and avoid the horse trails.

hiking
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Very good trail in ft worth. I usually start from the benbrook side and ride all the way to cowtown and back. I usually stop at the food truck park on the way back to get some quick snack and cool off before I head back. Winds can make the ride easier or harder depending on where it's blowing from. Enjoy!

road biking
Friday, October 07, 2011

very refreshing and scenic trail, i go maybe 5 times a week, stay off the grass though theres thorns somewhere that put my tires out of commission

Friday, February 25, 2011

You will love this urban trail in the heartland of Texas. Plan for lots of fun stops in and near Fort Worth. If you go on a weekday, you will have portions of the trail to yourself.

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