To clear your mind, get some exercise for yourself or your pup, or just enjoy a quick change of scenery, head to Fort Worth’s beautiful Trinity Park. Located only two blocks East of Olympus 7th Street Station, this 252-acre park offers plenty of open space, along with paved and gravel trails inside the park boundaries. It is also the gateway to the Trinity Trails system with more than 40 miles of scenic paths along the river and through the city, perfect for hiking, biking, running, and more.
If time is short, just do a quick 1-mile loop, entering Trinity Park from 7th Street or along Trinity Park Drive and taking a lap around the duck pond before heading back the way you came. For a solid 3.5-mile loop from home, head down the river trail from 7th Street, almost to the bottom of the park, before turning right and crossing the road just past the main trailhead, then heading back up through the park before merging back onto the river trail and continuing back to 7th. Or you could exit the park onto Lancaster where the trails merge and make your way home from there.
Pick Your Distance
You can also take the Fort Worth Branch trails that continue out of the park at its north and south ends and connect to various neighborhoods and parks. If you opt for one of these routes, you’ll generally do an out and back, unless you decide to take an alternate route home via surface streets through the city. There are various routes you can choose, ranging from just over 1 mile to 20 miles round-trip. Check out this interactive route map for a few shorter suggestions, and this map of the larger trail system.
Make sure you carry water with you (and maybe a portable bowl for your dog) during summer, as changing health regulations may mean water stations along the trail are closed. And don’t forget that dogs are required to be leashed in the park and along the trails.
Whether you like to jog, bike, skate, or stroll, there are plenty of trails near Olympus at 7th Street Station for you to get out and explore. Be sure to check out our blog for more lifestyle and recreation tips.