Trails to hike and run on in Fort Worth, Texas

Open path, waterfront, and forest are all part of Eagle Mountain Lake. | Photo by @glennstagrams

Open path, waterfront, and forest are all part of Eagle Mountain Lake. | Photo by @glennstagrams

Take a walk with us this morning down some of our favorite nearby trails. Bonus — City Editor Rebecca went on a mission to survey which trails solo hikers felt most comfortable on, and we’ve included her findings here. Happy hiking.

Loughridge Lake

  • Length: 0.9 miles
  • Highlights: For our folks in the north of the city, this quick daily walk option was mentioned as a safe choice for its visibility + popularity with dog owners. It’s also stroller-friendly.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, fishing, dog-walking

Gateway Park West Loop

  • Length: 3.8 miles
  • Highlights: This trail has scenic river views + is a popular choice for mountain biking.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, mountain biking, bird watching

Riverbottom Trail Loop

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

Trinity Trail Loop

  • Length: 2.5-5.6 miles
  • Highlights: The Trinity River trails, smack in the middle of the city, were the most popular pick for solo hikers. Daytime hikes were recommended, as this trail isn’t lit at night.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, biking, dog-walking

Foster Park Trail

  • Length: 10.7 miles
  • Highlights: This trail connects with a Trinity River trail and is mostly paved.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, biking, mountain biking

Eagle Mountain Lake

  • Length: 2.7-7 miles
  • Highlights: We love the beautiful lake views at this park, plus you can choose from three different trails depending on how long of a hike you want. The populated + family-friendly lake was another solo hike pick.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, bird-watching — dogs not allowed

Arcadia Trail

  • Length: 5 miles
  • Highlights: Follow the paved main path or explore the many small side trails along this point-to point trail.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, dog-walking, biking, mountain biking

Lone Wolf Loop

  • Length: 3.6 miles
  • Highlights: Good if you’re looking for a moderate challenge — this route has elevation changes, plus rocks, riverbends, and forest.
  • Activities: Hiking, running, dog-walking, mountain biking, bird + wildlife watching
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