This is a beautiful trail running in the shade beside a brook, thus the name! It is behind many very nice homes, making the trip more interesting. This is a favorite of mine after a long on street ride as a relaxing cool down, especially on a hot summer day.
It is out and back, rather than a loop, and does have some hills, but nothing major.
The Shady Brook Trail East end intersects with the current West end of the Bluebonnet Trail, thus access is easy. The trail goes under Midway Road in a tunnel.
This Trail is a real change of pace in Plano!