Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

#hike9 - Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

Date: March 10, 2018

Location: Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge - Fort Worth, TX

Distance: 4.7 miles

Trails: Canyon Ridge Trail

My friend Megan met up with me and we went out to the Nature Center to hike it up on Saturday morning hike number nine.  It was a mild morning with partial sun, and not a huge crowd to start out, which is always a good sign.  I love the Canyon Ridge Trail for the hills and the views, but today it was even better with new leaves and flowers for spring.  We spent the 4.7 miles, there and back, discussing life and reminiscing about recent events - time flew by.  I always enjoy hiking with friends or family, so if anyone wants to connect out on the trail, hit me up!  By the end of our time, it was a pleasant 75 degrees and the sun was shining down.

Things to know about the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge/Canyon Ridge Trail:

  • Get there early if you'd like to start your hike with fewer people.  If you don't mind crowds, wait it out for a later start.  We started at 8:30 with two cars in the lot and ended with people parking down the road at 10:30-11.
  • There are plenty of other trails, but Canyon Ridge offers a variety of things from old building ruins to views of Lake Worth to minor elevation changes that challenge your legs.
  • It is $5/person to get in, and they DO accept credit/debit cards.

Fun story: We were at this old rest shelter, and saw another one down a trail (probably not Leave No Trace) so we delicately went to check it out...only to find tons of wasps.  I ran so fast away, there was no time for photos or to make sure Megan was okay - she was.  We avoided any bodily harm and had a good laugh about it once we stopped running.

I hope you all got outside this weekend if you wanted, and if not, hopefully soon!  Enjoy your week and happy trails!