Oak Point Nature Preserve

Plano's largest park and a go-to spot for locals to enjoy a trail run in town.

Trail Running Moderate

Distance
5.5 km
Ascent
31 m
Descent
31 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
162 m
High Point
175 m
Gradient
Oak Point Nature Preserve Map

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve is one of the best areas to head for a relaxing trail run in east Plano. An excellent alternative to Arbor Hills on the other side of town, Oak Point spans 800 acres and includes 8 miles of paved trails and 5 miles of mellow singletrack. Just over 5k, this run tours most of the park and is a great base to build upon if you're looking for longer miles.

Description

The trailhead for this run is located off of Spring Creek Parkway next to a large field. The lot rarely fills, though it can be busy on weekends and holidays. A newer parking area accessed from Los Rios Boulevard offers restrooms, water, and a massive parking area should you want to begin your run there instead.

In addition to the paved and unpaved trails, Oak Point includes a zipline and adventure park, picnic pavilions, and a small pond where you could fish, paddleboard, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard. While the park is open daily from 5am to 11pm, the trails are only open from sunrise to sunset.

Source

Difficulty

Moderate

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

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