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An excellent hike along Prairie Creek with lots of trees, birds, wildlife, and even a waterfall.


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0.7

Miles

1.2

KM

Point to Point

616' 188 m

High

597' 182 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

22' 7 m

Down

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

The only official parking lot is across the creek on West Prairie Creek Drive.

Description

This trail is a great, quick hike on a crushed granite/dirt path. The trail follows along Prairie Creek and is very well maintained, but be wary of mud after rains.

There are some great viewpoints along the creek including an excellent footbridge over the creek at the midway point as well as Prairie Creek Waterfall. It is an unexpected gem that is definitely worth the stop.

Overall, this is a great trail that enjoys plenty of shade year round. This is an excellent place to enjoy in the fall if you can time your visit with the changing of the leaves.

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John Shuttlesworth

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Relaxing local outdoor respite.
Sep 18, 2017 near Plano, TX
Enjoy this serene local jewel.
Sep 18, 2017 near Plano, TX
Prairie Creek Waterfall provides a wonderful spot for a lunch break or some quiet reflection.
Feb 16, 2017 near Plano, TX
The footpath travels along a wall through this section.
Feb 16, 2017 near Plano, TX
This sturdy footbridge connects the trail to the parking lot.
Feb 16, 2017 near Richardson, TX
The Huck Finn Trail is a combination of gravel and dirt through here.
Feb 16, 2017 near Richardson, TX
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