There are some good off-road running options in east Fort Worth (the area south of I-820 and east of I-35W). Many miles of the Trinity Trails passing through numerous parks, or trail running through native prairie in Tandy Hills.
Riverside Park to Quanah Parker Park. Up to 8 miles of flat running along the Trinity Trails, passing through several large parks. Good for a long off-road run, although many sections of trail are close to highways. Starting at Riverside Park, head south to Harmon Field Park, then east to Gateway Park, where there’s a 2-mile section of trail and numerous other recreation facilities. From there, it’s another (not particularly scenic) 2 miles to Quanah Parker Park. Option to continue east on a multi-use path along the West Fork Trinity River. ROUTE MAP
Sycamore Park to Cobb Park. In eastern Fort Worth. A paved trail runs for 2.5 miles through these pleasant parks.
Tandy Hills Natural Area. Enjoy easy trail running in native prairie on several miles of trails in this 160-acre preservation area. There are 900 native plant species. PRO TIP: Gorgeous in spring with wildflowers! It’s adjacent to I-30. For a longer run, it’s 2 miles to Gateway Park (above), where you can connect to several miles of trails.
Map of Fort Worth Trail System