Cedar Brake Trail

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Cedar Brake Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, TX that features a lake. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and snowboarding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 249 feet Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

snowboarding

trail running

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

4 days ago

Cedar Ridge Preserve (the park this trail is located) is one of the best places to hike, walk, or trail run! They have several trails with varying difficulty levels and distances. The best part about this place is you're not competing with bikers; no wheels (of any kind) allowed on trails.

This particular trail is fantastic! Signage and distance markers are clear. Trail is well maintained and clean. Park has restroom and water facilities. Excellent scenery and views. Had some steep parts, but they were well marked and maintained. Really enjoy hiking this trail with my dogs!! Make sure you take a water bottle, and bug repellant.

Always a lot of people in the weekend. But during the week, it's great.

4 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

One of the best trails in DFW. Can be difficult at times but it's pretty out there. A few good views and some pleasant creek crossings.
Bring lots of water! It may be mostly shaded but it's a workout hiking. A plus side is no bikes to share the trail with.

backpacking
19 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

Very fun trail. Cedar Break trail is one of several trails in the Ceder Ridge Preserve trail set. Once you park, the main walkway in has a map that shows many trails all ranging from easy to hard. One of the trails named the "butterfly trail" may even be good for people with disabilities. Anyway, Cedar Brake trail is awesome and is about 2 miles long (last marker states 1.9 and it's near the exit trail head). However, be prepared from parking lot walking to Cedar Brake, completing Cedar Brake and walking back to the parking lot to be a total of 2.5 miles.

Guys also PLEASE consider donating to this park / trail system. There is a suggested donation of $3, but I'm sure ANY bit helps. Drop a dollar in it if you can't spring $3. Heck drop $.25. Every bit helps. I've seen people there working that system hard providing an awesome trailing experience for everybody. If you can donate more - donate more! :) Think of those who are chopping trees and brush back, mowing certain areas, carrying rocks, gravel, and rebar stakes and boards into that system and making it nice for us. :)

The parking is "texas farm road" type of gravel (white dusty stuff).

hiking
25 days ago

Personal favorite to get away. Great views of the lake and north, towards Dallas. But you can't hear traffic or planes. Try to catch a sunrise or sunset here. Both are great from any place you may be on the trails.

1 month ago

tough if you're not in shape

trail running
1 month ago

Good trail to run and able to get some good hills and good views.

2 months ago

Good hiking trail, I wouldn't rate it as a hard trail but for a run it is definitely a good workout.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Got a great workout in! Loved it! No way to get lost! People where friendly!

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Best hiking I have found in the DFW area. If you combine all the trails, its a great workout. Most of the trails are in the shade. Nice place to run/hike on a hot summer day.

hiking
3 months ago

Great trail, parts are flat easy going but a lot of climbing up and down which I really enjoyed. Went on a Sunday other people on the trail but not too crowded. Peaceful hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Very well maintained with a lot of steps!

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite trails, well maintained like the entire preserve, not too crowded on weekends

3 months ago

challenging but fun

hiking
4 months ago

Great workout. You must do the cedar brake trail, cattail pond trail, fossil valley trail, and escarpment trail all in the same day and you will have the best workout ever. Will burn about 3k calories and average about 3 hours.

hiking
4 months ago

nice workout but there are snakes be careful.

4 months ago