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Breckinridge Backcountry Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

2.2 mile 3.6 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 48' 15 m
Descent: -51' -15 m
High: 529' 161 m
Low: 501' 153 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

A great retreat from the overcrowded eastern parts of Breckinridge Park that provides a soft path for many adventures.

John Shuttlesworth

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Runner Notes

A soft path that provides a great base for a great run.

Description

This trail can be started from several locations, but the best parking options are in the southwest corner on Breckinridge Blvd. The trail immediately crosses a very well constructed bridge, as all in this park are, then turns in either direction into some small meadows dotted with stands of trees.

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.

Flora & Fauna

A variety of bird and wildlife is present on the trail. Snakes do live here so mind your step, especially when fields are in full bloom.

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The trails weave in and out of tree cover.
Feb 17, 2017 near Murphy, TX
Rowlett Creek gurgles below as you pass over it on the bridge.
Feb 17, 2017 near Murphy, TX
There are multiple sturdy bridges that pass over Beck Creek.
Feb 17, 2017 near Murphy, TX
At this point, the trail passes through Beck Creek.
Feb 17, 2017 near Murphy, TX
Enjoy a small lake at Breckinridge Park.
Feb 19, 2017 near Murphy, TX
This is typical for the trail in Breckinridge Park as it alternates between double and singletrack.
Feb 17, 2017 near Murphy, TX

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