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Spring Creek Trail

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1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 19' 6 m
Descent: -36' -11 m
High: 582' 177 m
Low: 559' 170 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

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

Runner Notes

A nice running area that feels more isolated and remote than you truly are.

Description

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.

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Foxboro Park Pavilion makes a lovely place to have a picnic along the Spring Creek Trail.
Feb 19, 2017 near Plano, TX
This is a typical pathway in the preserve.
Feb 17, 2017 near Plano, TX
Spring Creek Nature Area touts beautiful bridges.
Feb 17, 2017 near Plano, TX
Enjoy many picnic tables placed throughout the preserve.
Feb 17, 2017 near Plano, TX
This ramp connects the path to Routh Creek Parkway.
Feb 17, 2017 near Plano, TX

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