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Natural Hiking Trails Just Minutes From Downtown

By September 30, 2015
Trinity Trails | TRWD

Eagle Mountain Park

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? Hoping to get back in touch with nature? Needing a place to relax?

Luckily, Tarrant County residents don’t have to travel far. Eagle Mountain Park, located less than 20 miles northwest of downtown Fort Worth, offers 450 acres of serenity and nearly 6 miles of natural hiking trails.

Chris and Ashley Brignole, Eagle Mountain Park users, said the park’s convenient location is what originally brought them to the area. “We were looking for hiking trails near our house,” said Ashley Brignole.

“We have been out here twice, and really enjoyed it. We even saw a few deer today.”

Spotting wildlife is not uncommon. The Tarrant Regional Water District worked with other local and state agencies to purchase the property for Eagle Mountain Park. Since then, TRWD has worked to preserve animal habitats and restore many of the land’s original features, such as an old farm house located near the park’s entrance. See more photos of Eagle Mountain Park here.

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 549.88 550.00 -0.12
Benbrook 693.54 694.00 -0.46
Bridgeport 821.21 836.00 -14.79
Cedar Creek 322.00 322.00 0.00
Eagle Mountain 644.79 649.10 -4.31
Lake Worth 591.00 594.00 -3.00
Richland-Chambers 315.50 315.00 0.50
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
For more information read our daily reports or the TRWD Lake Level Blog.

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