Three Ways to Enjoy a Great Day on the Trinity Trail

With over 40 miles of trails along the Trinity River and its tributaries, there are no shortage of recreational options along the Trinity River Trails. Located in Fort Worth Texas, these trails take you from the center of the city, along the river to 21 parks and attractions such as the Fort Worth Zoo and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. The trail welcomes runners, walkers, bike riders, and pets. With so much to do along the trails, the Trinity River Trail System has something for everyone.

Bike the Trail.  A great way to explore the Trinity River Trail is by bike. The Fort Worth B-cycle program has made renting a bike both easy and affordable with pickup points along the trail. All you have to do is create a membership online or at the pickup point, choose your bike, and return it to any station once you are done. You can choose from one, three, or seven day memberships, as well as monthly or annual memberships. You can also choose to bring your own bike. Just remember to wear a helmet and be on the lookout for pedestrians along the way!

Horseback Riding on the Trail.  Perhaps the most unique way to take to the trail is on horseback. Horses are welcome on several parts of the trail and guided horseback tours are available through a number of local stables. If you own horses, horse trailer parking is available as well.

Enjoy a Meal at the Woodshed Smokehouse.  After a long day of burning calories on the trail, stop in at the Woodshed Smokehouse for a delicious meal and a cold beer. Chef Tim Love serves up a variety of slow, wood-cooked meats, which you can enjoy in the dining room, at the bar, or on the patio, which overlooks the Trinity River. They even have a menu featuring treats for dogs, which are welcome on the patio. Because of its location on the trail, the Woodshed Smokehouse also co-sponsors a number of outdoor events, such as regular social runs and a Margarita Moonlight Run.

In addition to these activities, the trail plays host to a number of annual festivals and activities, which are open to the public. Remember that parking is free at most trail heads, but if you start in the city, you will likely need to pay a fee.

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