Hiking Trails

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Length: There are six different trails, they range from 0.3mile to 2.1miles.

Users: hiking trails (Bittern Marsh, Viero Loop, Cicada, Cottonwood and Redbud trails) and kayak paddling

Description: Natural ground trails, the Bittern Marsh Trail has a section of boardwalk that goes over the marsh.

Driving Directions: From I-35E, exit on Valley Ridge (about one mile north of Buiness 121). Go east to teh stoplight at Mill street. Turn North on Mill Street and drive to Jones Street. Turn East on Jones street until Jones Street dead-ends at the LLELA gate, at the junction of Jones Street and N. Kealy Avenue. (Address, 201 E. Jones, Lewisville, Texas)

Map: see link below

Links: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Pilot Knoll Hiking and Equestrian Trail

Length: Approximately 8 miles

Users: Hiking and equestrian

Description:  The Pilot Knoll Equestrian Trail is located adjacent to Pilot Knoll Campground and is available to equestrian users and hiking.    It is divided into several smaller sub-trails.  Although it is located on Corps of Engineers property, it is maintained by the Town of Copper Canyon through an easement with the Corps. The terrain is slightly rolling with several water  crossings. Bishop Lane trailhead provides horse trailer parking and Pilot Knoll Park has limited parking outside the main gate for vehicles.  There is also walk-in access off of Chinn Chapel Road. 

Driving Directions:

    To Pilot Knoll Park:  From I-35E, take the FM 407/Justin Rd. exit and head west.  Turn right onto Chinn Chapel Rd.  Chin Chapel ends at Orchid Hill Rd.  Turn right on Orchid Hill Rd.  Road ends at Pilot Knoll Park.

    To Bishop Lane trialhead:  From I-35E, take the FM 407/Justin Rd. exit and head west.  Turn right onto Chinn Chapel Rd.  Chin Chapel ends at Orchid Hill Rd.  Turn right on Orchid Hill Rd. Turn left on Bishop Lane.  Road ends at trailhead.

Map(opens in Adobe Acrobat)

Elm Fork Hiking and Equestrian Trail
mile marker along Elm Fork Trail

Length: Approximately 6 miles (2 miles currently open to horses)

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Users: Hiking and equestrian

Description: Through the cooperative efforts of the Town of Copper Canyon, the City of Corinth, the Town of Hickory Creek, and the Corps of Engineers, this new trail connects to the the Pilot Knoll Trail and will eventually end
at Sycamore Bend Park.   Currently, hikers can access the trail from the parking lot at the historic Old Alton Bridge Park.  Horses gain access from the Pilot Knoll Trail. The trail is still a work in progress; horses are required to stop after two miles until further trail improvements are made, but the entire 6 miles of trail is open to hikers.

Driving Directions:

    To Old Alton Bridge Park: From I-35E, take the Swisher Road exit and head west.  Turn left onto Old Alton Road.  The park will be approximately 100 yards down the Old Alton Road on the left. 

Ray Roberts Greenbelt

Length: Approximately 10 miles

Users: Hiking, equestrian and biking (horses and bikers are on separate trails).

Description: The Ray Roberts Lake/Lake Lewisville Greenbelt Corridor is multi-use trail system  that begins at the Ray Roberts Dam and ends at the headwaters of Lake Lewisville.  Equestrians, hikers, bikers, canoeists, birdwatchers, anglers, and other outdoor enthusiasts can access the trail at one of three trailheads, located at FM 455, FM 428 and Hwy. 380.  The trail is located on Corps property and maintained by Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Driving Directions: The southern trailhead for the Greenbelt can be accessed off of Hwy. 380 east of the City of Denton.

Map of the Greenbelt Corridor

Links for more information on the Greenbelt:
Texas Parks and Wildlife-Ray Roberts State Park

Little Elm: Cottonwood Nature Trail

Length: 1.5mils

Users: hikers

Description: rustic wodd chip trail

Driving Directions: Located at the end of lobo lane in Little Elm. There are two trail heads that hikers can access; the first os located across the street from Cottownwood Sports Complex. The second is located at teh end of Hardwicke Lane. Starting at either trail head, hikers can navigate the entire trail system adn numerous lake access points. map

Little Elm: Johnny Broyle's Nature Trail

Length: 1 mile

Users: Hikers and Bikers

Description:The hike and bike trail has a 10' wide concrete path that is just under a mile; with the remainder one quarter mile mile of crushed granit.

Driving Directions: The concrete portion of the trail begins at Little Elm Park and ends at Main Street. The crushed granite portion of the trail continues from Main Street and ends at Lakeshore Drive. Parking is available at the trail head in Little Elm Park and at Main Street. Handicapped parking is available at Little Elm Park.