Lewisville ISD Outdoor Learning Area Trail Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Lewisville, Texas

Lewisville ISD Outdoor Learning Area Trail Loop [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 1.5 mile loop trail located near Lewisville, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length1.5 miElevation gain36 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestRiverWildflowersWildlifePrivate propertyNo dogs
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NOTE: This trail is apart of the Lewisville Independent School District (LISDOLA) and is ONLY open to the public for hiking the 2nd Saturday of every month from 9am-2pm. It is CLOSED to the public during weekdays because of school in session. No access is granted during weekdays. Just down Highway 121 business from I-35E in the eastern part of Lewisville is a special place that should be shared with your kids. It is the Lewisville Independent School District Outdoor Learning Area. LISDOLA is an eighty-acre tract of land located on the south side of Lake Lewisville Dam in Denton County. The landscape boasts wetlands, forests, fields, rivers and streams and contains approximately five miles of hiking trails. It provides teachers, students and visitors with an outdoor, hands-on-educational experiences. There are several trails of various lengths of easy hiking. All the trails are named and well marked. All arrows on the posts point back to Fish Hatchery Road. Numerous QR codes along the trails provide educational information about the bids and wildlife in the area. The LISDOLA nature trails are within the Eastern Cross Timbers region of Texas. The original region was approximately 19,000 square miles of gently rolling to hilly landscape. These nature trails are but a small remnant. The Cross Timbers are drought-stressed woodlands, populated by low-stature, slow-growing trees. It has typically sandy soils with some pockets of clay. The dominate tree is the Post oak. The surviving Post oaks are in the 200 to 400 year old range, though their diameter may be only 12-18 inches.

If the gate is across Fish Hatchery road, plan on parking off the road along Highway 121 and walking to the trail head. Just to the north of LISDOLA is an adjacent wildlife area of approximately 2,000 acres - Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). It is open to the public Friday - Sunday. LLELA front gate is about 3 miles from LISDOLA, at the junction of Jones Street and N Kealy Avenue in Lewisville. Access is free for Lewisville ISD families.

LISDOLA's entrance is located on Highway 121 (business) at Fish Hatchery Road.

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Steve Horstman
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Hiking
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Closed on weekdays for school outings. Main trail is much shorter than advertised (1.8 miles), but very well maintained. Many of the side trails are poorly maintained or possibly being decommissioned. Nice scenery, but I would have liked more views of the creek which was often just out of sight.

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Melanie Bergier
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Craig C
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Hiking
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Kamu Bruen
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Hiking
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Scott Chesnut
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Hiking
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Taylor Erwin
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Walking
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