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 and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles 301 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

21 days ago

I'm not a very experienced hiker and I'm out of shape, so this trail was a bit of a challenge. I saw several kids walking with their parents and they didn't seem to have trouble. Expect some steep inclines.

hiking
27 days ago

Great Hike! Had no idea Dallas had untouched land for hiking. The Preserve and trails are maintained totally by volunteers. Trails are approximately 10 miles. All trails connect. You can do 1,5 mile and keep going or head back. We did 4,5 today. If you're not in good shape it will be difficult. We'll go back!

1 month ago

Great place ! It's kept clean and marked I Will be going back to finish the rest of the paths.

hiking
1 month ago

This is one of the best spots to hike in Dallas. Best elevation gains and descents around.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this with our grandchildren. Great experience on a challenging trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great well marked trails.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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
3 months 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.

3 months ago

tough if you're not in shape

trail running
4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 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
5 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.