Oak Motte Trail
ElevationAscent: 85' 26 m
Descent: -96' -29 m
High: 714' 218 m
Low: 631' 192 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“The Oak Motte Trail is a flat, relatively easy loop trail that takes you through open prairie and wooded area.”— Wes Atchison
Winter (Oct-Apr): 8 AM - 5 PM
Summer Weekdays (May-Sept): 7 AM - 5 PM
Summer Weekends (May-Sept): 7 AM - 7 PM
Hardwicke Interpretive Center
Year round 9 AM - 4:30 PM
$5 Adults (13-64)
$2 Children (3-12, under 3 FREE)
$3 Seniors (65+)
$1 Discount per person (with Military ID-Active/Retired)
For more information, visit the park's website.
Hiding among the many trees and the grasses are all forms of wildlife. During spring and fall migration, migrants such as warblers, orioles and others take advantage of this trail to refuel with food, rest and relax during their long flights. Keep your eyes open for our native reptiles disguising themselves, such as Western Coachwhips, Texas Spiny Lizard and more. The Oak Motte Trail takes you to the Prairie Dog Town.
Through the fence, you can capture glimpses of our social rodents as they are busy eating, playing, and barking. During the winter months, you'll find them insulating their tunnels with vegetation to keep themselves warm. In the spring and summer months, they can be spotted playing under the sun. During the year, the bison are rotated throughout the refuge in a series of pastures.
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Land Manager: City of Fort Worth - Parks and Trails