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Oak Point Nature Preserve Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.8 (5)

A wonderfully oriented trail that dissects a spacious nature preserve with something for everyone.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

564' 172 m

High

542' 165 m

Low

32' 10 m

Up

12' 4 m

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Tons of open space and seemingly endless views create a respite away from the busyness of daily life. Not to mention the onsite zipline and ropes course. A great park with something for everyone.

Park hours run from sunrise to sunset year round.

Description

This particular trail can begin in a number of locations, but the most available parking is located in front of the Oak Point Nature Preserve Retreat Center. From there, you have direct access to a visitor center, pavilions, restrooms, a small lake, as well as the jumping off point for several of the dirt tracks.

This trail runs the full length of the preserve from north to south with very little elevation gain throughout. The preserve is bordered on the south by another large park, Bob Woodruff, that can be reached via this path.

The trail follows the wooded outskirts of Rowlett Creek with a variety of large fields on the opposite side. The sheer size of this 800-acre preserve creates a wonderful sense of solitude and connection with nature.

Flora & Fauna

As a nature preserve, you can expect to see plenty of local wildlife, including those that slither, as well as plenty of opportunities for bird viewing.

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Shared By:

John Shuttlesworth

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  3.8 from 5 votes

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This is a typical trail in the hardwood river-bottoms of the nature preserve.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX
Enjoy this hardwood grove near the entrance to the High Meadow Trail.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX
Large open meadows provide plenty of space for wandering.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX
The Nature Preserve Center hides at the far end of this small lake.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX
The bridge over Rowlett Creek makes for a great vantage point.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX
Rowlett Creek meanders gracefully as it flows through the preserve.
Feb 21, 2017 near Parker, TX

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Apr 7, 2019
Michelle Ruland
This place was pretty. Great tree cover and winding paths. Bathrooms clean. When muddy can be a bit slick. Lot of nice look out points. 5mi
Oct 22, 2017
Weiwei Li
Aug 6, 2017
Donnie Quick
May 29, 2017
Jill G
7.5mi