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Ray Roberts Greenbelt Trail Highlights include a picturesque red walking bridge, majestic large oaks, fields of wildflowers in the spring and shade for some sections. Alltrails.com reviewers note lots of wildlife including deer, raccoons, wild boars, coyotes and armadillos. Sometimes the trail, notably the southern end, can be closed due to high water. Where: Greenbelt Corridor, Denton Length: 21.3 miles Difficulty: Easy

Top right photo courtesy of Newland Communities; Map courtesy of Adrienne Hamilton at DCTA

Denton County Transportation Authority’s A-train Rail Trail “The A-train Rail Trail provides a safe environment for cyclists and walkers to enjoy the outdoors, with protection from the urban traffic,” says Adrienne Hamilton of the Denton County Transportation Authority. “In addition, the rail trail passes through lovely neighborhoods, green spaces and past quirky shops. It is our hope that more businesses, park areas and services will pop up along the trail as public use increases.” The fully-paved trail crosses over Lake Lewisville with panoramic views and is a key connector between cities such as Denton, Highland Village and Lewisville. It also offers access to parks such as LLELA Nature Preserve, Toyota Railroad Park, Tower Bay Park, Copperas Branch Park, Lakeside Community Park and Arrowhead Park. Where: 604 E. Hickory St., Denton (Downtown Denton Transit Center) Length: 19 miles (final two miles from the Highland Village/ Lewisville Lake station to Old Town Lewisville should be complete this year) Difficulty: Easy

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MedPark Station

Canyon Falls

Canyon Falls Canyon Falls is a 1,200-acre master-planned community in Northlake, Flower Mound and Argyle. Julenne Rushing, marketing director, says the area’s rolling terrain, high bluffs, creekside canyon and stands of mature trees create a beautiful environment for exploring the outdoors. Canyon Falls has about 250 acres of open space, most of it in the preserved area along Graham Branch Creek. Its 11 miles (so far) of paved trails are used by walkers, bikers, high school track team runners, running clubs, fitness groups and four-legged residents. The trails are built according to ADA specifications to ensure they can be enjoyed by all, says project manager Jason Wight. Where: 6950 Canyon Falls Drive, Northlake Length: 11 miles Difficulty: Easy

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Pilot Knoll Trail Corinth Community Park

Legend COMPLETED In progress Parks

Hickory Creek Park

Pilot Knoll Park

Lewisville Lake Lakeside Community Park

Arrowhead Park

Lewisville Lake

Copperas Branch Park Tower Bay Park

LAKE

Highland V illage/ Lewisville Lake Station HVCS, HV Lyft, NC-N , NC-S

Station Station Name Connecting Routes

HVCS

Highland village connect shuttle

HV Lyft

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NC-N NC-S LZ

North central texas college south lakeway zone

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LLELA Nature Preserve

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This lightly traveled trail with lovely lake views is kid- and dog-friendly, though dogs must be kept on a leash. Hikers and trail runners also share the trail with friendly horseback riders. One reviewer notes, “If you like dragon flies, you’ll love this trail. There are bunches!” A word of warning: On rainy days, the mud in places can be deep and challenging. Where: Pilot Knoll Park in Argyle Length: 7.9 miles Difficulty: Easy

Toyota Railroad Park

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Trinit y Mills Station DART

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