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Hiked the 11 miles from the east end in Weatherford to Garner. Wide and very well maintained. Path was flat and not really much elevation change, so makes for an easy hike/walk.

Long and flat. Nice to have a longish trail close and it is well maintained. Probably more fun for bikes. Somewhat monotonous to hike.

I've been biking on this trail for over 10 years, and have never had an incident other than being stared at by a coyote and almost running over a snake. That said, I simply wouldn't walk on this trail alone. As others have said, the trail passes through some fairly isolated areas where you're liable to encounter some sketchy people living under bridges and what-not. I still bike it from time to time, because it's easier to find another cyclist to keep in view while traversing the sketchy areas. This would be a nice trail without all the negatives from being in a large urban area, such as trash, graffiti, and potential for crime.

2 months ago

I started from the North end and there was plenty of nice scenery. On one side is the back of some very nice homes and the other is the Cotton Belt bordered by some trees and the usual brush common to this area.This concrete trail was exactly what I was looking for.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Nice Fall ride!

road biking
4 months ago

Hit this trail today with buddies. Easy ride for most part. Few major road crossings, but overall a good experience. Appreciate the fact that it’s close to where I live and easy access.

The trail actually goes all the way to Avery, Texas. The lack of elevation makes it less strenuous, but the distance makes for a long walk if you take it all the way.

mountain biking
6 months ago

I forgot to start recording at the beginning. We rode from the Vietnam Memorial to the west end of the trail in Mineral Wells and back, except we rode up the hill beyond our start point, up over the highway, then back down to the war memorial lot. About 10.5 miles total. It was a very nice ride, easy trail, it's paved once you get to the east side of town all the way to the trailhead on the west side. Most of the roads you cross are not busy. Lots of nature along the trail.

6 months ago

Nice comfortable walk

8 months ago

Wonderful trail that is lengthy like I like and clear of debris!!

8 months ago

Wonderful trail that is lengthy like I like and clear of debris!!

road biking
10 months ago

Light on traffic, but not very well maintained. Asphalt and concrete repairs needed.

Best features: follows White Rock Creek through some nice wooded areas. Smooth and wide concrete trail. Runs under major street bridges so avoids auto traffic.
Worst features: inconsiderate groups of cyclists who who ride two or three abreast across the whole trail. Runners with earphones who can't hear cyclists calling out when coming up behind them. Can be crowded on weekends.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

This trail starts at the intersection of refuge road and wildlife road. There is a gate that you can walk around to start the trail. There is only enough parking area for a couple of cars. For the first two miles you can walk along the old railroad bed. It is raised 2 to 4 feet above the surrounding fields. At the 0.8 mile mark you enter the trees which adds interest and helps block the wind. At the 1.5 mile mark you come to the gate at Terry Lane. If you hop the gate and the one of the other side of Terry Lane the trail continues east but is not as well maintained and doesn't get near as much usage. Check out the first bridge east of Terry lane, it is stamped with a date of 1926.
At the east end of the railroad bed you can turn left (north) and walk along the refuge boundary and explore that tract. Or you can jog to the south a few feet then continue east. When you get to the eastern most part of the refuge you can turn south along the fence line and continue until you come to the creek bed. I have yet to find a way over that creek so its back to the old rail line and back across Terry Lane. There is another side trail that can be taken to the north that takes you up toward Hagerman road. Anytime you leave the old rail bed the trail goes through taller grass but is still easy to follow.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Simple paved trail loop with a few choice off-road trails.

road biking
Monday, October 10, 2016

Rode this trail with my brother's family, from Texarkana. Very nice little town; very friendly people! We rode the trail and visited the local antique shops and businesses! Good time!

Monday, October 03, 2016

i rode this trail last sunday
did not like the bridges, very rough.
did not like the R/R crossing
too many major streets to cross

Friday, September 23, 2016

Very easy bike trail but quite a few busy streets to cross if you want to end to end. Weekends obviously busier with lots of dog walkers, families with young cyclists that haven't been properly educated on trail rules. Easy, relaxing ride for all.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Hiked 8.5 miles today. Wouldn't hike it again. All paved, lots of graffiti, homeless people camped out right beside the trail near where it goes under Forest Lane. Can't really even enjoy the river for all the trash. I would bike it, but probably not alone.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

bike path. not very safe if you are a jogger

Sunday, July 31, 2016

This trail is far from "multiple activities." This is basically a bike path (I was the only person on foot I saw all day) with some places so full of graffiti that not being on a bike feels unsafe. I was looking for a nice hike. This was definitely not the place to go. Will not be returning.

Monday, July 25, 2016

good, straight, clean, well protected at major and minor road crossing. summer, trees form a barrier, on a half segment, cooling shade and southerly strong winds.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Covers a lot of distance
Good for biking

road biking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Nice ride today. It was good to have a long trail and get some miles in. The scenery is interesting as you are entertained by local front lawn decor. The creeks and trees are pretty too. Only reason I would rate it as such is because of the amount of road crossings. Too many for my taste. I'll probably be back if I need a break from my normal trails.

Considering that someone was hacked to death with a machete last year, I am a little leery to go on there again. There is a lot of trash. And some pretty sketchy people.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Walked about 6 mi. I wish the trail would have gone in a loop and not straight. Lots of trash in the river.

road biking
Saturday, April 02, 2016

Fun in town bike ride

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pretty nice place to walk the dog

road biking
Monday, February 01, 2016

I've ridden this from the trailhead near Hwy 820 to Grapevine lake there is only a small area where you have to leave the trail but they are in the process of building a park linking the trails through that area.

trail running
Saturday, January 04, 2014

The trail is now linked to the Cottonbelt trail in Colleyville, making it a long trail. I have run 8 miles without reaching the end. It is a wonderful trail. There are a couple of large intersections but for the most part, there is little stopping. There is a soccer center in Colleyville with restrooms and good water fountains in case you run out of water. In the NRHs area, there are longer more open stretches with pretty scenery.

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