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Southwest Nature Preserve

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Southwest Nature Preserve is 58 acres tucked away near Kennedale. Parking and admission are free and leashed pets are allowed. Facilities include interpretive signage, picnic tables, a water fountain, and a restroom at the parking area. Four ponds offer catch-and-release fishing, one with a concrete path and boardwalk leading to a pier. The majority of the trails are flattish sandy tracks through eastern Cross Timbers woodlands and meadows.

Southwest Nature Preserve Running

  • 2 Miles 3 Kilometers of Trail
  • 0 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 7 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southwest Nature Preserve - 8

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0.1 mi 0.1 km #1Boulder Path
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.2 mi 0.3 km #2Main Pond Trail
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.2 mi 0.3 km #3Bluff Loop
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Meadow Loop
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.3 mi 0.6 km #5North Pond Trail
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.0 mi 0.1 km #6Yucca Meadow
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
0.2 mi 0.3 km #7South Pond Trail
Easy
Kennedale, TX
Easy
Kennedale, TX
0.2 mi 0.4 km #8Bluff Trail
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX
Intermediate
Kennedale, TX

Photos of Southwest Nature Preserve - 18

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Meadow Loop crossing a field of boulders
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
Boulder Path -- a path through the boulders! Clambering is optional.
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
Spillway on Main Pond Trail en route to Main Pond
May 26, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
Educational area with tiered seating
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
Beginning of the South Pond Trail
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
Past bloom time in the Yucca Meadow -- we're a couple of months late.
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
North Pond Trail intersection with Meadow Loop (stright ahead and also to the right)
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX
The North Pond, trail hooks around to the right
Jun 30, 2018 near Kennedale, TX