Summertime may be over in North Texas, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and play. In fact, the fall season offers some of the coolest conditions to get out on your local trails and venture into the unknown. National Take a Hike Day is upon us, and if you’re looking to get the most out of one of the most scenic and isolated views in the Fort Worth area, TRWD has just the place.
That special place is none other than Eagle Mountain Park, which is open year-round and located just 15 miles north of downtown Fort Worth.
In the words of onsite administrator Robbie Tompkins, “Eagle Mountain Park is a scenic 400-acre park that was made possible through generous donations from TRWD, Tarrant County, TXU Energy, the AT&T Foundation, City of Fort Worth, the Bass Foundation, the Amon Carter Foundation, Chesapeake Energy, the general public and anonymous donors.”
The result of these incredible donations is the creation and constant maintenance of nearly six miles of hiking trails that stretch throughout the park. Winding through, you might notice much of the park has actually been left untouched to foster a better home to local wildlife and plants. Be sure to pack some binoculars to catch a better view of all the deer, bird varieties and the occasional armadillo.
Eagle Mountain Park also offers a wide variety of amenities to visitors. Tompkins raves that the park is home to two large pavilions and a handicap-accessible overlook. Many popular activities include walking/jogging, hiking and nature watching at its best.
So whether you’re a running enthusiast looking for the next getaway, a nature-minded parent looking for a free family experience, or just a curious individual with a penchant for photographing nature, Eagle Mountain Park offers something for just about everyone.
November 17 and through the season, TRWD invites you outdoors to take a hike. Be sure to check out our photo gallery to catch a glimpse of the wonderful sights and read our park rules before visiting.