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Where Do You Trail Run? – Oak Point Nature Preserve

Where do you trail run? I thought it might be kind of fun to see where people enjoy some miles on the trail.

I will start the sharing. 🙂

During the weekday, I am looking for a trail close to home that is runnable. Small requirements but not always easy to find in the burbs of north Dallas.

Fortunately over the past few months I have found an urban trail close to home, where I have created a 3.3 mile loop out at the Oak Point Nature Preserve. It is flat by most trail running standards but there is a hill that half of the route dances up, down, and around.

Here are some pics capturing my local run on the dirt.

The Route

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Photo Journey

Parking lot: Trailhead

Short section of concrete before hitting the trail.

Flowers along the route

Hop on Caddo Trail.

Early section along Caddo Trail.

One of a couple tree step-ups.

Close to the entire first mile wiggles along a creek.

Turn off Caddo Trail - onto Redbud Way

Then you hope out of the woods for a short concrete jaunt before entering the open field - High Meadow Trail.

High Meadow Trail - Working your way up the hill.

Open prairie view on the hill up on Blue-Eyed Trail

Exit Blue-Eyed Trail onto Old Morton Vale Road - Unused dirt road.

Just took the dogleg left on Old Morton. Follow within this tree enclosed section until the road ends. Then turn around and come back on the dirt road.

The biggest climb on the route. Up Old Morton road.

Up the small climb and continue cruising along Old Morton.

more flowers

At the end of Old Morton - A small section of concrete.

Then back on High Meadows Trail as we work our way back down the hill.

Cool tree at base of the hill.

Another short section of concrete.

...and more flowers

Back in the woods - Old Oaks Trail

Connection onto Sycamore Pass.

Finally, hook back on Caddo Trail to return to the place you entered the trail. A short run along the concrete back to the parking lot and the 3.3 mile journey is complete. Refill bottle and go again!

This is a close-to-home trail you will see me running on multiple times per week. What trail(s)s are you often playing on?

If you would like to share a pictorial or video highlighting your local go-to trail, simply send me a message through my Contact page and we will share your run on Endurance Buzz.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David – EnduranceBuzz.com

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

2 Responses to “Where Do You Trail Run? – Oak Point Nature Preserve”

  1. on 25 Jun 2010 at 6:23 am Steve Wray

    David, I started running trails regularly about a year ago. My favorite trail is the Sansom park trail in North Fort Worth. It’s about as challenging as it gets in this flat area. Here is a link. http://www.fwmba.org/trails/sansompark.htm. The trail starts out fairly undulating through the woods with occasional glimpses of the lake. The last part (red section) has some serious ups and downs and technical sections. I have never seen another runner out there so I thought I would share. I enjoy your site, it’s been a good resource for me for trailrunning.

  2. on 25 Jun 2010 at 1:38 pm David Hanenburg

    Hey Steve – The trail profile sure looks like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing.