Talala Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Hill, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Part of the Cedar Hill State Park in Texas that joins up with the Duck Pond Trail Dallas, this trail feels worlds away as it winds through the westernmost vestiges of blackland prairie on the way to Joe Pool Lake. The nearby Penn Farm Agricultural History Center provides a hands-on history lesson.
This trail offers a steady incline and descent which would be great for children or beginner trailers/hikers. The trail is clean but overgrown, and we were able to see some birds and critters around this trail. There are parts where you will be heavily shaded, and others where you will be in the open, but for the most part, this trail seemed more shady. It took us about 1.75 hours to walk through it. A standard water bottle was enough for me to get through this trail, albeit we were in 70's degree weather. Not very exciting if you prefer a challenge, but for the most part, it is a nice getaway from the city!
Clean. Moderate difficulty. Side loop is overgrown and prime snake bite territory. Saw a very large Rattle snake here. Be careful.
Not wowed. Overgrown in the summer time. Just kind of a boring trail...
Easy day hike, close to home, painted buntings.
Good beginners hike/trail. Took my dog with primitive camping throughout trail (bring clearing equipment). Saw coyote, rabbit and a tree with about 70 furry black caterpillars climbing it next to the bridge at duck pond. Otherwise nothing too extravagant there are park benches and chemical toilet near top of trail. If you start the trail going right, you can carry straight through to the trail-connection to talala trail on the other side of the state park. That total hike is something like 6-7 miles.
good easy trail. few chickadees but not much else. no other hikers makes it peaceful. main trail easy to follow
Not a good trail. It's very poorly marked, too short and overgrown.