Date: March 17, 2018
Location: Eagle Mountain Park - Fort Worth, TX
Distance: 7.54 miles
Trails: All major trails
The new apartment is about 20 minutes closer to Eagle Mountain Park, which is good news because I LOVE hiking there and will likely make it my "go to" when I can't get somewhere more adventurous. My other half and I arrived about 8:30 am and it was already packed. We set out on the two northern trails before moving to the larger, southern loops. The northern trails were a good start, with less people and more wildlife. Once we made our way to the southern trails, we encountered more people, less wildlife, and I found myself wishing we lived in a remote town somewhere with nearby mountain trails.
Spring was in the air throughout the park, with buds and blooms at every turn. Deer were feeding a few yards from the trail, and people were mostly in a good mood. The lake was high and people were out fishing along the shoreline. The morning was beautiful with partial sun, a light breeze, and somewhat warm temperatures.
Eagle Mountain Park - Takeaways from this hike
- If you want to avoid crowds, get there before 7:30am (I've said this before, so I'll say it again)
- Do all the trails to get between 7-8+ miles
- Watch out for offshoot trails that deteriorate the landscape - STAY ON TRAIL. It can be difficult to determine where to walk, because things are so far gone in places, so stick to the path most traveled.
- See my post from a previous hike HERE
Happy trails everyone!