Dallas, TX: Suburbs

Fort Worth: Trinity Trails

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The best running in Fort Worth is using the extensive Trinity Trails system. There are over 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries for walking, running, cycling or on horseback. The trail network connects with 21 parks, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and Japanese Garden, Log Cabin Village, Fort Worth Zoo, the historic Stockyards and downtown Fort Worth. There are 17 trailheads located throughout Fort Worth. This trail map is an excellent resource.  Some favorite sections:

Downtown to Rockwood Park. The most centrally located, and great for runners is Heritage Park, just a few blocks north of downtown Fort Worth, where you can then head north or south along the water. From downtown heading west along the river, it is 1.8 miles to Rockwood Park, and then there’s a nice section in the park paralleling Rockwood Park Dr., for about 2 miles. It’s 4.4 miles one-way from downtown to White Settlement Rd. Can continue even further southwest!

Trinity Park to Fort Worth Zoo. Another nice section from downtown is the 1.5 miles heading south along the river in Trinity Park. Take 7th Ave. about 1 mile west to the park and join the trail on the west side of the river. It’s 1.4 miles to the Botanical Garden and I-30 and 2.1 miles to the Fort Worth Zoo. A trail continues further southwest.

Clearfork Food Park to Press Cafe. A favorite 3-mile mile section of the Trinity Trails among local run clubs. ROUTE MAP

Sycamore Park to Cobb Park. In eastern Fort Worth. A paved trail runs for 2.5 miles through these pleasant parks.

Map of Fort Worth Trail System