Cicada Trail

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Cicada Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lewisville, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.9 miles
6 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


LLELA Offers  a  great educational experience for everyone! Learn about nature, the environment, and history. Reconnect children and families with the great outdoors. A wonderful place for children to learn about  nature and the environment. 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 at LLELA. A round trip using the Cottonwood Trail. LLELA was created in the early 1990's to promote environmental education and scientific research. It is a Federal Wildlife Management Area protecting our native plants and animals. LLELA has  five walking trails, two kayak water trails,  an 1870's Pioneer House, and a Bison Herd.  Fishing and tent camping along the Elm Fork. LLELA focuses on preserving and restoring: Prairies Bottomland forests Eastern Cross Timbers forests, Wetlands and other aquatic ecosystems.