Preston Ridge Trail

Texas

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Preston Ridge Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Collin
Length: 6.1 miles
Trail end points: Ridge Point Ln., Plano and Hanover Ct., Plano
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6373397

Preston Ridge Trail Description

The Preston Ridge Trail is a part of the City of Plano trail system. This north-south trail though the City of Plano connects a number of other trails, including the Bluebonnet Trail, the Preston Meadow Trail, and the Legacy Trail. The trail also connects to Daffron Elementary, Preston Meadow Park, Carpenter Park and Recreation Center, and Borchardt Elementary School.

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Preston Ridge Trail Reviews

PRESTON RIDGE PLANO WARNINGS FOR CYCLISTS

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POSTED IN 2010:
There are crossings of 3 other major thoroughfares (Spring Creek, Parker, Park). You cross at grade, and there are chicanes to slow you down, and the traffic is high speed, so be cautious. You can stop in the median, which is good. Hopefully these will have on demand signals at some point.
(THERE ARE NO SIGNALS ON THIS TRAIL AND CROSSING PARK, PARKER, SPRING CREEK AND LEGACY IS JUST "DANGEROUS!)
DON'T TAKE YOUR KIDS ACROSS THOSE CROSSINGS..
HIGH TRAFFIC AT HIGH SPEEDS...

3. The names of the cross streets are not on the posts. This would help in navigation to the East West cross streets.
(SOME, LIKE PARK HAVE THE NAMES NOW), Great job Plano.

4. The South end of the trail ends in a neighborhood.
(IT STILL DEAD ENDS JUST PAST PARK BUT I SEE NEW CONCRETE ON THE PLANO/15TH STREET SECTION 05/25/20).
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Beware of the DOG POOP. The nerve of Some of these people watching their dog crap on the concrete where we walk and walk away without scooping.... Where's Park Police? :-)

Beware of the "Air Pod" folks who can't hear you.

Beware of the packs of high school kids who block the entire trail...
and have no clue what to do when you yell "On your left" when they are all across the trail.
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DO NOT LET YOUR KIDS RIDE BIKES NEAR THE MAJOR ROAD CROSSINGS,
GO TO THE PARK WITH THE BATH ROOM ON THIS TRAIL FOR THAT.
IT IS MUCH SAFER
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Other Bikers, "Smile and Ride Skillfully"
The Life you are Saving is Yours so your Kids and Grand kids can love you longer.....

good not great.

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Unless I missed it the trail map doesn’t call out all of the intersections where you must stop and at some points weight a while for traffic to slow. It’s difficult to get up to speed for a substantial amount of time but it’s still a solid ride. Found a couple water fountains on the way but there are few - so stop if you need it. Rode a bike on the trail. * also not a ding against the trail but I missed the turnoff and accidentally went do a wrong stretch and had to double back. Not a big deal but pay attention.

Urban Trail - Preston Ridge Trail

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A perfect urban trail consisting of a wide concrete trail, manicured with trees, benches and cute, snappy signs indicating crossing points, caution areas, etc. Obviously a well-loved trail where runners wave a "hello" and dog walkers keep the Doggy Poop station filled with bags. The trail follows the power transmission towers, which is typical in Dallas, but has done a great job of landscaping. The trail also passes by several schools and parks.

Preston Ridge Trail

s

Great distance for running, and a nice way to get away from the traffic in Plano. However, there are no water fountains along this route so bring your own bottle or be prepared to stop at nearby fast food places for water.

Accordion

Great Area

s

Nice ride, inclines and declines but you're riding under powerlines for the entire duration of your ride. Not just electrical connections... serious power lines.

Preston Ridge Trail

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This trail is very convenient, running North and South between Coit and Preston Roads. It is smooth concrete, in good condition, and wide. Traffic is light to moderate. It starts at Ridgeview Road in far north Plano, and goes almost to Plano Parkway in south Plano. As such, it takes you many places directly, and connects to other streets that are very good cycling streets. Consult the map and check it out!

The only downsides are:

1. There is not a crossing of Legacy Drive. You are supposed to ride a narrow sidewalk to a traffic signal a block or so away, cross, ride another narrow sidewalk back to the trail and continue. This is not good, but we are told a fix is in the works.

2. There are crossings of 3 other major thoroughfares (Spring Creek, Parker, Park). You cross at grade, and there are chicanes to slow you down, and the traffic is high speed, so be cautious. You can stop in the median, which is good. Hopefully these will have on demand signals at some point.

3. The names of the cross streets are not on the posts. This would help in navigation to the East West cross streets.

4. The South end of the trail ends in a neighborhood. Hopefully it will be finished out into North Dallas one of these days!

This is a very good trail in good shape regardless of the above. I wish all trails were this good.

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