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Old Wetlands Road

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 34' 10 m
Descent: -13' -4 m
High: 568' 173 m
Low: 535' 163 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

Meander through the upper reaches of the wetlands where you'll find plenty of wildlife and beautiful spring blooms.

John Shuttlesworth

Features Birding · Lake · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail connects the Wetlands Trail with the High Trail. You can start your journey on either end. This trail is partially doubletrack and partially singletrack, and along the way the tread varies between grass and dirt paths. You travel across the northwestern reaches of the wetlands where you'll have plenty of opportunity for wildlife and bird viewing. There were signs of coyotes, wild hogs, as well as other wetland and forest creatures when we visited. This trail is just a short outing, but can be a bit daunting depending on the the water level in the area. When mapping this trail, a 30 yard section in the middle of the trail was impassable due to high water. Especially when the route is dry, this route overall is a nice trail that follows the edge of the upper wetlands.

Flora & Fauna

There are plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities as coyotes, wild hogs, raccoons and other forest and wetland creatures call this area home. For a birding checklist visit the City of Denton's website at: cityofdenton.com/residents/….

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A sea of green grass blankets the forest floor.
Mar 20, 2017 near Cross R…, TX
This is a view from the Old Wetlands Road. Notice the wild hog wallow just off the trail.
Mar 20, 2017 near Cross R…, TX
The Wetlands Trail travels over many seasonal creeks and low-lying areas.
Mar 20, 2017 near Cross R…, TX
This scene is typical for the trails in the natural heritage center.
Mar 20, 2017 near Krugerv…, TX

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