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About the Campion Trails:
Campion Trails is a natural preserve with a trail system alongside a fork of the Trinity River as its centerpiece.
A 12-foot-wide paved trail follows the Elm Fork of the Trinity River through Irving and Las Colinas, and is very popular with in-line skaters, joggers and cyclists, not to mention folks just out for a stroll or who want to sit for a while in a pretty, natural area.
There are currently three sections to the Campion Trails. The Elm Fork trail is 3.5 miles in length and the West Fork trail is 2 miles. Mountain Creek Preserve is a third section, which is separate from the other two; however, the City of Irving has plans to extend the Campion Trails to connect Mountain Creek Preserve with the rest of the trails, eventually creating a 22-mile-long trail system.
The Elm Fork Trail runs north past Royal Lane south of I-635. A northern section of the trail called Spring Trail Park is accessible from the top of the Las Colinas Urban Center at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Spur 348. The Mountain Creek Preserve can be accessed at Nursery and Hunter Ferrell roads.
While there are restroom facilities along the trails, there are no water fountains, so be sure to bring water. The Mountain Creek Preserve area also includes equestrian trails and a canoe launch.
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