Tucked away within Fort Worth’s Nature Center & Refuge is a half-mile loop trail that takes hikers on a brief journey that begins on a 120 million year old limestone ridge. Hikers navigate two sets of steps that date back to the 1930s and built as part of the work relief program during the Great Depression. Guests also travel through mixed grasses and trees full of native wildlife and plants along the way. Here’s why Caprock Nature Trail is a wondrous walking history lesson you simply must do:

The park encompasses over 20 miles of hiking trails in its 3,621-acre park, making it one of the largest city-owned nature centers in the U.S. The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge is located at 9601 Fossil Hill Road in Fort Worth. There is a $5 admission for adults, $2 for children, and $3 for seniors. Hours and driving directions can be found here.

Have you been to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, and if so, what was your favorite trail or memory? Share your thoughts (and photos) below in the comments!

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