TrailsEagle Mountain Lake
Eagle Mountain Lake Trails
The trails at Eagle Mountain Park are some of the best you will find in North Texas. These trails aren’t made for biking, but are instead for hiking, walking, and sometimes running. The Eagle Mountain Park trails are well maintained and are mostly between 5 and 10 feet wide. The trail system in this park is about 5 miles long with six distinct trails.
Wildlife are abundant throughout the trail system. You will also find picnic tables, benches, water fountains, and sometimes restrooms. You will also see some of the most beautiful views of Eagle Mountain Lake that you can find anywhere.
The trails are open from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset seven days a week and are completely free.
- Day Use Only—Gates close 30 minutes after sunset
- No motorized vehicles off designated roadways
- No campfires
- No dogs
- No horses
- No bicycles
- No firearms, hunting or fireworks
- No public consumption or display of alcoholic beverages
- No littering—Carry out all trash
Main Park Trail
The main park trail is about a mile and a half long and will take you down to the lake. If you stay left as you enter the trails you will be on the main park trail. There are almost two immediate opportunities to take a right off the main trail for the Northwest Trail and the Overlook Trail, but if you stay left you are on the main path.
Don’t worry about getting lost there are park maps along the Eagle Mountain Lake trails should you lose your way.
The first right off of the Main Park Trail will take you through the Northwest Trail. This trail runs almost a mile over some rocky and hilly terrain. There is also a nice bridge you have to go over. This trail leads to the Ridge Loop Trail which runs down by the lake for an additional .88 miles. These are really fun hiking or running trails.
Ridge Loop Trail
As previously mentioned, the first right off of the Main Park Trail will take you through Nortwest Trail which ends into Ridge Loop Trail. This trail is about a .88 mile loop that runs through the north end of the park. Part of the trail is along the lake side and part of it is in the hills of Eagle Mountain Lake. You can expect it to be moderately challenging in parts.
The second right off of the Main Park Trail is for the short overlook trail. This is a nice and easy quarter of a mile trail that you can literally complete in less than 5 minutes. It takes you to a spectacular overlook area where you can view Eagle Mountain Lake from high above.
If you stay on the Main Park Trail for about a mile and a quarter, you will reach the Shoreline Trail. The Shoreline Trail runs for about 3/4 of a mile right along the banks and edges of Eagle Mountain Lake just as the name would indicate.
South Overlook Trail
If you stay on the Main Park Trail past the all the trails including the Shoreline Trail (basically stay left on all the trail options the entire way) you will reach the South Overlook Trail. The South Overlook Trail is moderately challenging, but does offer up great views of the lake from the south end of the park.
If you have a beautiful day with not much going on, you can spend hours hiking these trails. These are the best lake trails we have seen in all of North Texas. Some of the trails are challenging and some are just plain fun. All offer up a chance to get out of the city and into the countryside and lake area. More photos below.
Life is better on the water.
For more information on Eagle Mountain Park visit:
11601 Morris Dido Newark Road
Fort Worth, TX 76179