Eagle Mountain Lake Trails

Eagle Mountain Lake sits in Tarrant County about 12 miles northwest of downtown Ft. Worth, Texas. Its official name today is Eagle Mountain Reservoir. Eagle Mountain Reservoir covers 19,050 acres with a maximum depth of 47 feet and 93 miles of shoreline. Rolling hills, bluffs, and blue water define Eagle Mountain Lake’s terrain.

Eagle Mountain Lake Trails at Eagle Mountain Park

Eagle Mountain Park has a trail system that is five miles long. Eagle Mountain Park is halfway between Eagle Mountain Lake’s southern and northern shores on the eastern side. The trails are hiking, walking, and running trails only. There are six interconnected trails in this trail system.

Wildlife is abundant, and the Eagle Mountain Lake trails are well maintained and between five and ten feet wide. Trail maps, picnic tables, benches, water fountains, and restrooms are scattered throughout the trails. The trails are open from sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset seven days a week and free.

Eagle Mountain Park is at 1601 Morris Dido Newark Road, Fort Worth, Texas, 76179. From Ft. Worth, follow the I 820 loop to the northwest side, exit at Azle Avenue and go west. Turn north on Boat Club Road at about a half of a mile. Stay on Boat Club Road until it turns into Morris Dido Newark Road for about ten miles into the park.

Eagle Mountain Park Trail Rules

  • 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 a mile and a half long and takes you to the lake. If you stay left as you enter the trails you will be on the main park trail. Two immediate opportunities to take a right off the main trail will take you to the Northwest Trail and the Overlook Trail. If you stay to the left, you are on the main path.

Northwest Trail

The Northwest Trail is the first right off of the Main Park trail. This is a mile long trail over rocky and hilly terrain with a bridge. The Northwest Trail leads to the Ridge Loop Trail, which goes to the lake for almost one more mile. These trails are fun to hike and run on.

Ridge Loop Trail

The Ridge Loop Trail is about a .88 mile loop that runs through the northern part of the park. Part of the trail follows along the lakeside and part of it is in the hills of Eagle Mountain Lake. Expect it to be moderately challenging in parts. People may be searching for this trail as the Eagle Mountain Loop trail.

Overlook Trail

The Overlook Trail is off the second right off of the Main Park Trail. This is a nice and easy quarter of a mile trail that takes about five minutes to walk through. You can view Eagle Mountain Lake high above from a spectacular overlook area on this trail.

Shoreline Trail

The Shoreline Trail is ¾ of a mile long and follows the banks and shoreline of Eagle Mountain Lake. Stay on the Main Park Trail for a little over a mile to get to this trail

South Overlook Trail

Stay on the Main Park Trail past all the other trails by staying left the entire way on the Main Park Trail to get to the South Overlook Trail. This is a moderately challenging trail with great views of the lake in the southern part of Eagle Mountain Park.

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