Tarrant Regional Water District debuts new trailhead for easier access to Airfield Falls.

Entering one of Fort Worth’s best-kept natural secrets is getting a little easier, thanks to a new trailhead opening later this month.

The Airfield Falls Trailhead is set to have its grand opening and ribbon cutting April 22. The joint project between the City of Westworth Village and the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) will feature picnic tables, a pavilion, display gardens, and access to Tarrant County’s only natural waterfall, Airfield Falls.

The trailhead, which is adjacent to the Pumphrey Drive entrance at Fort Worth’s Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, will pay homage to the base’s history with a large C9 jet sculpture, donated by the NAS JRB. Another part of the trailhead will be the original patio from a past commander’s house, as well as lights that mimic strip lights along an airport runway.

When the $1.7 million project is complete, accessibility to Airfield Falls is meant to become easier. In the past, before TRWD completed the connection between the main part of the Trinity River and the length of the creek, visitors had to access the trail from other points and walk to the falls. Now, visitors will be able to park at the front of the trailhead in the newly constructed 30-space parking lot and walk about a quarter of a mile to get to Airfield Falls.

Another addition to the trailhead is the TRWD’s conservation program which includes a garden that attracts thousands of butterflies and birds and educates visitors on how and what to plant during each season. 

The new trailhead also allows visitors to walk, run, bike and take their dogs along the trail, surrounded by plants like Mexican Buckeyes, blackfoot daisies and blue mist flowers.

The Airfield Falls Trailhead will be open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.