Fort Worth's Trinity Trails

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Trinity Trails connecting Fort Worth to Dallas within 4 years?

KERA has a great story on the progress in connecting Fort Worth's Trinity Trails to downtown Dallas with trails along the Trinity River making a 64 mile bike superhighway.

The story says that there is hope to get the cities connected within 4 years.

Here's a map of the proposed routes:

And here's the story at KERA.

And here's the North Central Texas Council of Governments "Regional Veloweb" info.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The New Trialhead at Clearfork

The newest trailhead on the Trinity Trails is in the new Clearfork development.

The Clearfork development is on the North side of the Trinity River, East of Bryant-Irvin Road and West of Hulen.  It is accessable from Bryant-Irvin on Edwards Ranch Rd. and from Hulen by going across the new bridge (Clearfork Main St.) across from Trader Joe's.

The new trailhead, Trailhead 1848, is at the traffic circle where the above 2 streets meet (Edwards Ranch Rd. and Clearfork Main St.).

The new trailhead will have activities on Saturdays starting March 22.  More information is at the Trailhead 1848 website.

Parking and trail access is free.

There is a Fort Worth Bike Sharing station at this trailhead.

Some photos:
Information board view from trail.

Fort Worth Bike Sharing station on trail side.

Trailhead gate to trail.  Background shows trailhead gate to parking area.  The open area in between is for activities and food trucks, etc.

Trailhead parking area entrance from traffic circle at Edwards Ranch Rd. and Clearfork Main St.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Airfield Falls Trailhead Construction

The contract for construction of the Airfield Falls Trailhead has been awarded to Struhs Commercial Construction by the Tarrant Regional Water District.

Now the construction is beginning, the trailhead will be closed for the duration (Fall 2014).

from TRWD:
The Airfield Falls trailhead is officially under construction! For your safety the trailhead will be closed during construction but the waterfall can still be easily accessed using the trailhead at White Settlement Rd and Isbell Rd. We can't wait for this wonderful new addition to our trail system!
more at TRWD's website.

Artists rendering of Airfield Falls Trailhead

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Jogger attacked on Trinity Trails in Rockwood Park

A jogger was repeatedly stabbed during a robbery on Trinity Trails Thursday morning near Rockwood Park, police said.  - from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

more from CBS Channel 11

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Temporary nighttime closures of Trinity Trails have started

The new Chisholm Trail Parkway (NTTA Toll Road) will cross the Trinity Trails (and River) between Hulen and Bryant Irvin.  As a result there will some upcoming and ongoing nighttime closures of the Trinity Trails.

The Clearfork Main Street bridge mentioned in the release from the NTTA below refers to the new bridge being constructed just upstream from the Hulen Street bridge that will connect Hulen to the Edwards Ranch/Clearfork development.

Here's the press release from the NTTA:
Temporary closures of Trinity Trails start tonight  
Portions of the Trinity Trails between the Clearfork Main Street bridge and Bryant Irvin bridge in Fort Worth will close nightly between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. beginning April 29 to allow for Chisholm Trail Parkway work in the area. Below is the schedule of which section will be closed and when:

*Trail south of the Trinity River: April 29-May 8
*Trail north of the Trinity River: May 6-18

The NTTA thanks the runners, walkers and cyclists for their patience

Monday, December 10, 2012

Periodic closures of the Trinity Trails near Bryant-Irvin

This is from the latest update from the NTTA on the Chisolm Trail Parkway construction:
Users of the Trinity Trails should expect intermittent closures on the south side of the river, just east of Bryant Irvin Road beginning Monday, Dec. 10. A flagger will be available to direct users of the trails around the construction activities. This work is expected to last through February 2013.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Trinity Trails Detour This Weekend Oct 13-14, 2012

From Trinity River Vision on Facebook:
Attention Trinity Trail users! There will be a small reroute on the trails today through Sunday for Ranch Bash. Trail access will remain continuous and there will be plenty of signs directing you where to go. Please let us know if you have any questions!

The area indicated on the map is at the confluence of the 2 forks of the Trinity River near downtown.  Here's a link to the area on Google Maps.

Basically, from the map, it looks like the trail will be routed up on the levee for the distance in green.