Breckinridge Backcountry Trail
ElevationAscent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -51' -15 m
High: 529' 161 m
Low: 501' 153 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)
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“A great retreat from the overcrowded eastern parts of Breckinridge Park that provides a soft path for many adventures.”— John Shuttlesworth
The main trails alternates between single and doubletrack, but it is fairly easy to follow. The trails are typically in low lying areas near the creek so you are sure to get a little mud on the shoes. The trail presents plenty of options to cut trails or choose your own route.
At the northernmost point, the trail connects with the paved Breckinridge Trail. There are several well built bridges that allow the trails to pass seamlessly over Beck Creek. Overall, this trail is a nice surprise in a huge park that can become crowded on weekends on the eastern sections where the ball fields are located.
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Land Manager: City of Richardson Parks and Recreation