“An unexpected forest haven in the midst of a busy urban area, with tons of trees and wildlife, and plenty of fresh air.”
— John Shuttlesworth
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Wildflowers — Wildlife
A nice running area that feels more isolated and remote than you truly are.
This trail begins at the area's only dedicated parking lot, other than parking along residential streets and linking up via sidewalks, at the southeast corner of US 75 and Renner Road. It immediately heads southward and takes you into a heavily wooded area that follows along Spring Creek, the trail's namesake. It goes a short distance then passes under Routh Creek Parkway where it heads into the heart of the nature area.
The trails are well defined and maintained by the city of Richardson which ensures that the area is clean and free of any debris. It passes over a small bridge, with several optional trails heading southward. As you meander down the easily traveled paths you are sure to hear plenty of birds, catch glimpses of squirrels scampering about, and may even spot one of the many snakes that inhabit this lovely nature preserve.
The trail then passes under N. Plano Road and terminates at Foxboro Park. This is an exceptional area to spend some time outdoors with nature in close proximity to the trappings of suburban life.
Flora & Fauna
The nature area is teeming with wildlife, bird life, and all the usual specimens found in heavily forested areas.