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Cottonwood Park Nature Trail

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 3.0 (1)

1.7 mile round-trip run with access to Lewisville Lake.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

100%

Runnable

542' 165 m

High

525' 160 m

Low

42' 13 m

Up

42' 13 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake

Need to Know

Trash your trash. Be sure to take any food and trash with you when you leave to minimize the impact on wildlife and to keep the area beautiful for all users.

Leave what you find behind. Leave plants, rocks, and other items as you find them so others can enjoy them, too!

Description

The loop trail can be accessed at three points, but only two have parking. The end of Hardwicke Lane has room for 3-4 cars and the end of Lobo lane has a massive parking lot at the Cottonwood Sports Complex. The western tail follows the edge of the lake and consists of a wide mowed grass trail. The eastern loop is mostly in juniper scrub which can be muddy and wet for a few days after a rain. The far eastern end of the loop breaks out into large open mowed meadow with access to and a view of Lewisville Lake.

Flora & Fauna

While the Cottonwood Park contains many of its namesake trees, this trail is mostly in scrub juniper. Song birds are plentiful in the forest and waterfowl are plentiful on the lake edges.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Little Elm

Shared By:

Wes Emmert

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#1,208

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Wide path through the Juniper Scrub.
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX
Access and view of Lewisville Lake.
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX
Juniper Scrub
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX
Bench under the Cottonwoods.
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX
Wet trail in the Juniper Scrub
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX
One of several benches
Mar 2, 2021 near Little Elm, TX

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