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Trinity River Trail is a 17.8 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.

Length 17.8 mi Elevation gain 564 ft Route type Point to Point

Dogs on leash

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Fishing

Hiking

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Forest

Paved

River

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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.

Do not cross the low water crossings during high water activity. Portions of the trail are often closed for maintenance but detours are usually provided. Check with the city parks department or with the websites listed on this guide for more information. Parking is free in Gateway Park and most of the other trailheads, but if you start from downtown Fort Worth, you will likely have to pay into parking meters.

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Mayra Ramos
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Mountain bikingGreat!
Chris Burt
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Hiking

Easy walk. Flat and paved Great views of the city.

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Wazifa Jafar
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HikingGreat!

I often go there for biking and walking / jogging. Can be heavily trafficked on weekends around noon.

Maria Patino
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Road biking

Great trail! We started at Trinity park and worked our way around. Slightly windy and very sunny. Great views of the city and river !

Tammy Roberts
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Hiking

Favorite place to go just to “get the miles” in sometimes. Paved trail that you can pick up almost anywhere. —Some days I start at Gateway Park- lots of times at the parking on 4th Street). All sun throughout the entire trail so would recommend lots of sunblock. Pretty views of the City and river- definite go-to for a smooth walk.

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John Burrell
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Hiking

Perfect trail, trail construction on several parts but didn’t impede trails. Water fountains are spotty, only a couple worked, the Quanah Parker side was a little “trashy” and lacked trail maintenance. Such an amazing network of trails!

Parker Tophor
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyWashed out

the trail only went for 2.7 miles before the trinity either land slided or the trail was rerouted and not updated.

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Michael Taylor
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Hiking

I rode the trail with a meetup group for about 15 mi from the food truck area and back. It was nice, wide concrete, with good food in several food trucks and restaurants.

Max Morgan
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Hiking

The beginning was rough. It’s actually a mountain biking path so be careful when walking through there. Finding the correct path was also very difficult, for lost several times. Overall a great hike though and five guys burgers is the perfect way to end it.

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Susan Bornhoeft
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HikingNo shade

I was out doing parts of the trail geocaching along the way. It was hot, and at some points there was standing water due to the recent rains. I cannot wait for the temperatures to drop to get out & enjoy the trail more.

Jennifer Najera
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Chy D
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Hiking

perfect well shaded mountain bike trail. hikers just need to listen for bikers and jump out of the way. beautiful, fun, and great exercise

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Zach Fry
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Trail has heavy traffic but only in certain areas. From Gateway Park near Beach St. to Downtown is about 10 miles. From Downtown Fort Worth to the SH 183 comes in at 6.3 miles (this is the most used part of the whole trail). From there you can ride to Benbrook using S. Bellaire Drive for 1.3 miles before getting on the next trail for another 3 miles. This trail features a park and a waterfall. Total trail length is about 21 miles from Gateway Park drive in Ft. Worth to Memorial Oak in Benbrook.

T W
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Walking

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

Jed B.
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Mountain biking

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

Heston Williams
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Hiking

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.

Annie Gan
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Walking

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

Brenda Hoffman
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Mountain biking

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.

Kayla B
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Running

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.

Tracy Dobbins
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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.

Jacob Dvorak
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Walking

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.

Abbey Robinson
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Road biking

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.

Kerri Gray
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Trails are cool but rough terrain

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

Ernest Gonzalez
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Road biking

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.

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

Gina Caruso
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Mountain biking

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.

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