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The Bluebonnet Trail is a part of the City of Plano trails system. This trail extends over 10 miles, with a short break near Preston Rd. Bluebonnet Trail provides a continuous trail connection with at grade street crossings from K Avenue/ Greenway Avenue to Midway Rd. The Bluebonnet Trail connects to a number of other Plano trails including the Blue Ridge Park Trail, the Preston Ridge Trail, the Shady Brook Trail, and the Chisholm Trail. The trail also connects to a number of community features including High Point Athletic Fields, Thomas Elementary School, the Dog Park, Carlisle Elementary School, Schimelpfenig Middle School, Jack Carter Park, Lone Star Park, Carpenter Park and Recreation Center, Robinson Middle School, Jasper High School, Gulledge Elementary School, and Archgate Park.
Glad for hike and bike trail near my house (no trailering to start) but not fond of the trail paralleling busy roads. I’m in it for the leisure ride, not a road warrior.
..WHEN MOWING! THE WORST THING IN THE WORLD FOR A Motorcycle OR CYCLIST IS GRASS CLIPPINGS. YOU WILL BUST YOUR BUTT IN A NANOSECOND! COME ON PLANO, DONT ALLOW THIS!
I bicycled the section of the Bluebonnet Trail that's between Preston Rd. and Alma. Rd, today. It's entirely under, not one, but two sets of high-voltage electric lines. It's all concrete (in good shape), and the grass is mowed and maintained. Not very scenic, but if you wish to put in some miles, this would be the trail for you. I noticed only one water fountain that was right off the trail. This trail goes through a few city parks and recreational areas, so there might be water and restrooms there. No traffic lights to wait on, but many busy streets to cross through. Don't try this trail during rush hour. I did it around 1 PM., and I didn't have to wait very long on traffic to get through the many intersections.
The western section of the Bluebonnet Trail is actually a connection trail to 2 other trails, so I don't even know why it's considered part of the Bluebonnet Trail. The southern segment of the Legacy trail dead ends into the Bluebonnet Trail which then connects to the Shady Brook Trail, near Midway Rd. It's all concrete and pretty much is just a wide sidewalk next to Spring Creek Rd. Many stop lights to wait at, and I don't recommend it. The Legacy Trail and Shady Brook Trail are good, though.
I had high hopes for long runs along this trail that connects to others (Preston and chisum).... The running surface is good, and well maintained, BUTits boring running run the high tension power lines. Unremarkable.
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