Fort Worth Nature Center

Newark, Texas 76071

Fort Worth Nature Center

Fort Worth Nature Center Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hiking with buffalo? The herd here is fenced off, but getting an occasional glimpse of these iconic creatures of the American West adds allure and a photo op to this trail. With more than 3,600 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands, the Fort Worth Nature Center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Thankfully all that space and the park’s entrance fee keep it relatively sparsely populated much of the time.

The Fort Worth Nature Center combines three major ecosystems—the Fort Worth or Grand Prairie, the Western Cross Timbers, and the wetlands along the West Fork of the Trinity River. The park’s most famous residents, celebrated each spring with the annual Buffalo Boogie race, are its herd of bison, easily view-able from several spots along the park’s main drive—the aptly named Buffalo Road."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"Hiking with buffalo? The herd here is fenced off, but getting an occasional glimpse of these iconic creatures of the American West adds allure and a photo op to this trail. With more than 3,600 acres of forests, prairies, and wetlands, the Fort Worth Nature Center is one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the United States. Thankfully all that space and the park’s entrance fee, keep it relatively sparsely populated much of the time. Even on busy weekends, only one or two hikers may be spotted along this 1.8-mile trail by the shores of the West Fork of the Trinity River and by a forested river bottom." Read more

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Trail Information

Newark
Nearby City
1.8
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
March trough May; October through November
Best Times
TOPO! Texas CD
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Dec 2018