My New Outside Blog: June 2010

5 Top Picks for Biking Trails in Tarrant County Texas

5 Top Picks for Biking Trails in Tarrant County Texas


Here are the best spots to get outdoors and stretch your legs on a bike in Tarrant County.

1)  Trinity Trails, Central Fort Worth, Texas

The 40 miles of Trinity Trails are used mostly for recreation, but many residents use them to cycle to work.  It's possible to ride from TCU and from Burger's Lake on the West Side of Fort Worth to Quanah Parker Park on the East side of downtown.  Portable restrooms available at several locations and 14 drinking fountains available along the trails.  Online trinitytrails.org

2)  River Legacy Park, Arlington Texas

River Legacy Park is a tribute to nature, right in the middle of the Metro-Plex.  Seven miles of paved trails can be explored by all skill levels, plus there are off road trails for the mountain bikers as well.  Two entrances one on Northwest Green Oaks west of Cooper and the other at 3020 N. Collins.  Permanent restrooms at Snider creek and portables through out and drinking fountains at both entrances.  Online riverlegacy.org

3)  Cotton Belt, Northeast Tarrant County

Named after the historical railroad that runs alongside the park.  It offers more than 20 miles of trails from Grapevine Mills to the Historic Stockyards in Fort Worth.  Start at Grapevine on Main Street or in North Richland Hills at Dick Fisher Dr.  Restrooms available but no water available in the park.  Online nrhtx.com

4)  Walnut Creek Trail, Mansfield

There are 5 city parks connected by a 1.9 mile trail that winds along a beautiful creek, shaded by trees.  Featuring signs telling people about plants and wildflowers, a rose garden with benches for birding.  Permanent restrooms in each park.  Online mansfield-tx.gov

5)  Lake Benbrook, Trinity Trails

The far Southwest end of the Trinity Trails connects to Pecan Valley Park along Benbrook Lake a place to cool off in the Texas summers.  The trails run along the lake and you will share the trails with the hikers as well the equestrians.  Restrooms North of the dam and in Holiday Park.

Online fortworthgov.org

So if you are looking to get out on that bike of yours or just out to enjoy nature, check out these top 5 biking trails in Tarrant County.

Happy Trails,

Donnie Keller

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