Purple Coneflower Trail: Lawson Park to Wilkerson Park

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Purple Coneflower Trail: Lawson Park to Wilkerson Park is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Flower Mound, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
29 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wildlife

This is a portion of the town of Flower Mound's expansive Purple Cornflower Trail. Flower Mound maintains more than 680 acres of parkland. This includes multipurpose trails that link together parks, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses and two miles of equestrian trails. There are nine miles of equestrian trails and 14 miles of unpaved hike and bike trails for public use within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers park property along the northern shores of Grapevine Lake. Many of Flower Mound's neighborhood parks offer a variety of playgrounds, covered picnic shelters, cooking grills, park benches, and basketball play pads. Residents also enjoy numerous youth and adult baseball, softball, football, and soccer fields, and public tennis courts. Flower Mound is located within the Trinity River Basin and mainly within the Eastern Cross Timbers natural subregion of Texas, with small areas also extending into the Blackland and Grand Prairie regions. The Eastern Cross Timbers region consists of level to rolling terrain with creeks meandering through dense woodlands of post oak, blackjack oak, cedar elm, hickory trees, and a variety of brush and grass species.

walking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

~ Edan's Trailing Adventure Review ~

My husband and I try one new trail a weekend, below are our thoughts about Purple Coneflower / Flowermound Trail:

Ease of Location: ** 2 Stars; Directional map within All Trails app doesnt take you to the entrance. The best thing to do is analyze the trail map via the below link and set your GPS to the surrounding park of your choice.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.flower-mound.com/DocumentCenter/View/11420&ved=0ahUKEwjizuPv6PDSAhVB6iYKHYYRAZYQFgglMAE&usg=AFQjCNGo9Wm3jjKP8o3bFJoBni6BFT72hQ&sig2=sdNqI91w8r24baWmVpOFFA

Trail: *** 3 Stars; the trail itself is paved and wide enough for a couple to comfortably take its path. Although some app users tagged this particular trail as hiking appropriate, we didnt see any dirt trails or hiking opportunitues. The path, however, is kept very clean and marked with hip-height wooden posts that say "Purplecone Flower Trail"

Fun: ** 2 Stars; The trail is 8 miles long and we only walked a 4 mile section, however there's nothing much to see other than the back of a school and the back of people's houses. We did pass a very cute pond with LOTS of turtles, other than that it was 4 miles of nothing particularly special.

Special Tip ~ Not a good trail for listening to headphones. There's a lot bicycle riders on this trail of all ages. From adults riding for exercise to groups of neighborhood children whizzing by. Some people announce themselves as they pass but most don't. Unless you want to get run-over, best not to wear anything that would inhibit hearing what's around you.

walking
Wednesday, February 08, 2017

flat and paved. easy to walk with no traffic

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