Best Trail Systems Along Lake Lewisville:
Hidden Gems for Running, Hiking and Biking


As one of the largest lakes in Dallas-Fort Worth, Lake Lewisville spans nearly 30,000 acres with over 200 miles of shoreline. There are plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore along this shoreline for views of the water. Get outdoors and take advantage of all the trails this beautiful lake has to offer!

Best Rustic Nature Trails for Hiking

Cottonwood Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile, rustic wood chip trail in Little Elm. It is located at the end of Lobo Lane and there are two trail heads that hikers can access. The first access point is located across the street from the Cottonwood Sports Complex and the second is located at the end of Hardwicke Lane. Starting at either trail head, hikers can navigate the entire trail system and numerous Lake Lewisville access points. The trail guides hikers through one of the most pristine park areas. This trail is heavily canopied along the lake, leading into an open field of cedar trees. Pilot Knoll Trail and LLELA Nature Preserve are also great for hiking.

Best Trails for Families

Johnny Broyle’s Nature Trail is located at the north end of Little Elm Park. It’s a wonderful place for the entire family to enjoy the outdoors. This hike and bike trail is 2.16 miles and consists of crushed granite and concrete. The 10’ wide concrete path 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 trailhead in Little Elm Park and at Main Street, while handicapped parking is available at Little Elm Park. Other great trails for hiking and biking along Lake Lewisville include The Colony Shoreline Trail and Greenbelt Corridor Park.

Trail with the Best Scenic View of the Lake

Lakefront Trail in Little Elm is approximately 4 miles of crushed granite which connects from Beard Park to McCord Park. This trail has scenic views of Lewisville lake and is ideal for hikers, runners, mountain bikers, and anyone who enjoys seeing beautiful Little Elm! Beard Park has hiking trails in its park that joins with the Lakefront Trail giving hikers, walkers, and runners a connected series of paths they can use to customize their workouts and activities. After hiking this waterside trail, relax with food and drinks at Hula Hut, which overlooks the lake.

Best Newcomer Trail to Check Out

Hart’s Branch Trail will be a 12 foot wide concrete trail running 1.5 miles. It will connect Lakefront Trails at Eldorado Parkway to Walker Lane. The estimated completion of the Hart’s Branch Trail is early Fall 2018. You’ll want to put this trail on your to do list for the Fall months as it winds through beautiful trees and neighborhoods.

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