The Cicada Trail

Lewisville, TX
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Loop

About This Trail

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The Cicada Trail is within the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Nature Preserve. It’s .9 miles of easy terrain with some lovely views of the lake. The Cicada Trail follows the historic channel of the Elm Fork through a hardwood forest.  Though the river’s course was changed during the construction of the Lewisville Dam,  the channel remains and retains water after rains and during floods.  This temporary water source provides habitat for Wood Ducks, several species of amphibians, turtles, and other wildlife native to North Texas.  The Cicada Trail follows a ridge parallel to the old Elm Fork of the Trinity River channel; the tall Cottonwoods and Pecan trees covering the trail  provide welcome shade on a hot summer’s day. The Cicada Trail (about 0.35 mile one way) is an easy walk with little change in elevation.  It joins the Cottonwood Trail in two places, offering an opportunity to return via the nearby Cottonwood Trail and the adjacent wetlands.

Submitted by Terri Guintivano

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 6 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms Yes
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5 cash or check only per vehicle

Open 7 days a week.
Summer hours: 7am-7pm
Winter hours 7am-5pm

Trail Contributor

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Hike it Baby Trail Guide is managed by the Family Trail Guide team. If a trail has been “abandoned” by the initial owner, it gets adopted by the team. Also, if there are no trails in the area, the Family Trail Guide team researches trails that are family friendly in the area to insure that hikes cover all areas where Hike it Baby hikes.

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Getting There

The entrance to LLELA is at the corner of Jones St. and Kealy Ave (201 E. Jones St.).