Airfield Falls and Conservation Park

200 Pumphrey Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76114
Now that this Texas heat has started to fade, early fall weekends in Fort Worth can make the best excuse to get out of the house and be adventurous. So, over Labor Day weekend, my sweet friend Cara let us know about a hidden piece of the city to explore.
We packed up Riley and set out to the Airfield Falls and Conservation Park. The short drive leads to a small, manicured parking lot just before you reach the gate to the Naval Air Station & Joint Reserve Base. A large airliner structure greets patrons at the start of the trailhead.  Just behind the structure is a shaded picnic area that marks the location of the former residence of the Carswell Base Commander.

Our friends met us at the entrance and we set out down the paved trail, which would also be suitable for bikes or strollers. The first several feet of the trail is surrounded by an array of wild flowers that attracted several butterflies to the area. The path then winds across two bridges before bringing you to the waterfalls, which are fed by the West Fork of the Trinity River. From this point, we were able to spot countless turtles sunning and even a few large fish.  By the pictures, you can see the pups really enjoyed it! Overall, it took less than 15 minutes to reach the falls.
If climbing down the falls is not your style, you can easily stick to the paved path, which continues for miles along the Trinity River.

We all loved exploring the hidden falls and it is a perfect example of how you never know what's in store for you in Fort Worth. I encourage all those who do not live in Fort Worth to do a little exploring as I am sure your home city probably has some great walking trails as well!