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Lace up your boots for 8 hikes around Fort Worth

Check out these 8 hiking trails catering to all skill levels in and around Fort Worth, TX for outdoor adventures.

Check out the stunning views Fort Worth has to offer with our hiking guide.

Check out the stunning views Fort Worth has to offer with our hiking guide. | Photo provided by The City of Fort Worth

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From quick and easy loops around town to drives that take you to fantastic lakes and hills, our city has so many options to hit the trail. So lace up your hiking boots, because we’ve compiled a hiking guide for the Fort Worth area with eight routes and trails to help you plan your next adventure and experience breathtaking views.

Note: While parks and trails may be listed as open, we recommend checking park websites before visiting for further info, current trail conditions, and the safest practices for the area.

Key: Easy = 🥾 | Moderate = 🥾🥾 | Hard = 🥾🥾🥾

FTW-Loughridge Lake

Loughridge Lake is 25 acres with a dam on Big Fossil Creek. | Photo via The City of Fort Worth

Loughridge Lake

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 0.9 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, fishing, dog-walking

Located just north of the city, this short trail in Saginaw is the perfect place for a quick daily walk and is a safe choice for its visibility + popularity with dog owners. It’s also stroller-friendly.


Gateway Park is a popular destination for mountain bikers.

Photo provided by the City of Fort Worth

Gateway Park West Loop

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 3.8 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, mountain biking, bird watching

This trail located just north of the Tandy Hills Natural Area has scenic river views + is a popular choice for mountain biking.

Riverbottom Trail Loop

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 3.9 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, dog-walking, bird + wildlife watching

This trail is located on Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge land — so expect a $6 entree fee, but also plenty of wildlife + a preserved ecosystem.


The perfect time for a swim — and then a nap in the sun — is obviously mid-walk.

Trinity Trail Loop

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 2.5-5.6 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, biking, dog-walking

The Trinity Trails are one the most popular picks for solo hikers and those who want a mid-day stroll. Daytime hikes are also recommended, as this trail isn’t lit at night.

Foster Park Trail

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 10.7 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, biking, mountain biking

This trail connects with the Trinity Trail system and is mostly paved, perfect for running and walking.

FTW-Eagle Mountain Lake

Take a scenic walk along Eagle Mountain Lake. | @aucoineric

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Difficulty: 🥾🥾
  • Length: 2.7-7 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, bird-watching — dogs not allowed

We love the beautiful lake views at this park, plus you can choose from three different trails depending on how long you want to hike. The popular, family-friendly lake is another great spot for a solo hike.

FTW-Arcadia Trail

Arcadia Trail Park North is a linear park that follows Whites Branch Creek. | Photo via The City of Fort Worth

Arcadia Trail

  • Difficulty: 🥾
  • Length: 5 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, dog-walking, biking, mountain biking

Follow the paved main path or explore the many small side trails along this point-to-point trail.

Lone Wolf Loop

  • Difficulty: 🥾🥾
  • Length: 3.6 miles
  • Activities: Hiking, running, dog-walking, mountain biking, bird + wildlife watching

If you’re looking for a moderate challenge, this route has elevation changes, plus rocks, river bends, and forest.

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