What are the rules for trail use?
The Trinity Trails are a shared recreational resource that serve our entire community. Trail users are expected to exercise respectful and cooperative behavior at all times. Please remember to share the trails and follow any city/county laws that may apply in a particular area.
Is there a fee to use the trails?
No, however, if you want to host an event of 100 or more people, then a permit is required and a fee might be assessed. Smaller gatherings are allowed without a permit, but please keep the public in mind. The Trinity Trails are a shared recreational resource that serves our entire community. During your event, no part of the trails or trailhead can be closed off in any way to accommodate your guests. The Trinity Trails are a first-come, first-serve public amenity.
What are trail hours?
Trail hours may vary based on location. Generally, the hours are 5am to 10pm; however, hours vary at city parks, which may be adjacent to the Trinity Trails.
Where do I submit a maintenance request?
Please contact TRWD through the contact form on the home page.
How can I stay up-to-date on trail closures and construction?
Trail detours and construction updates are available on the Trinity Trails Interactive Map.
Is professional photography allowed on the Trinity Trails?
Individuals are allowed to use the Trinity Trails for professional photography. All corporations and large productions must apply for a permit on the Permits page. The Trinity Trails are open to the public and cannot be closed off in any way to accommodate your activities. It is a first-come, first-serve public amenity. All city/county laws still apply and no vulgar activities will be tolerated in any way.
Are you able to fly drones on the Trinity Trails? Is aerial photography allowed?
Aerial photography is allowed if all FAA regulations are being followed for the type of equipment you will be using. There is controlled airspace in and along the Trinity River and you may need to contact the regulating authorities for authorization to do so.
Are motorized vehicles allowed on the trails?
Personal motorized vehicles are prohibited. This includes ATVs, golf carts, motorcycles, etc. Pedal Assist bikes are permitted on the trails.
Are boats allowed in the Trinity River?
Yes, kayaks, paddleboats and other non-motorized boats are allowed. For water access points, check out our Kayak Launch Guide. Motorized boats are prohibited at these locations.
Are dogs allowed on the trails?
Yes, dogs are welcome on the trails. Please remember to clean up after your pets and respect other trails users.
Where can I fish along the Trinity River?
Fishing is allowed in and along the Trinity River with a permit from the Texas Parks & Wildlife (TPW). TRWD and TPW host annual trout stockings in Trinity Park and River Park every winter. For more information, visit the Fishing page.
Are horses allowed on the trails?
Several trailheads along the Trinity Trails are suited for horse trailer parking and horses are permitted throughout the entire system. Recommended trailheads for parking include Hogsett Trailhead, Riverside Trailhead South, Meandering Road Trailhead, and White Settlement Trailhead.
Are the Trinity Trails patrolled?
There is not a dedicated Trinity Trails police unit; however, the City of Fort Worth police department does patrol the trails. Dial 911 for an emergency. Designated 911 markers can be found throughout the trails. For non-emergencies, contact the Fort Worth Police Department.