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Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This is a flat wide trail with numerous benches for resting. The trail is for hiking only. No bicycles, horses, or motor vehicles of any kind.
The trails in LLELA are open only when LLELA is open. Please be sure to give yourself enough time to hike back to your vehicle and exit LLELA before closing time (7 a.m. - 5 p.m. November 1-February 28; 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. March 1-October 31). Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years days. $5 per vehicle
Need to Know
Venomous cottonmouth and copperhead snakes are present at LLELA and part of the native ecosystem. The trail may be flooded after very heavy rain.
Nestled in the eastern corner of the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), Blackjack Trail trail passes through a Cross Timbers forest of post oak, cedar elm, and blackjack oak. It also includes grassland glades. It explores the entire eastern corner with a meandering path the crosses a small stream a couple of times. It is mostly shaded by the trees. The last 1/4 mile is directly beneath high voltage electric transmission lines.
Flora & Fauna
Cross Timbers forest of post oak, cedar elm, and blackjack oak. Typical spring and summer birds include: Carolina Chickadees, Northern Cardinals, Carolina Wrens, Painted Buntings, Indigo Buntings, many species of warblers, Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Cooper's Hawks, Downy Woodpeckers and Wild Turkeys.
Shared By: Wes Emmert