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Best trails in Cedar Ridge Preserve

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Looking for a great trail in Cedar Ridge Preserve, Texas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in Cedar Ridge Preserve ranging from 1.3 to 8.7 km and from 229 to 230 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, previously called the Dallas Nature Center, is a natural area that covers 600 acres. It is located between Mountain Creek Parkway and FM 1382, only a short drive from downtown Dallas. Here you will find native trees, plants, and grasses that provide natural habitat for native pollintors. Bird and butterfly watching are popular activities in the park, and the rare black-capped Vireo can be found here. The preserve offers 9 miles of hiking trails with many easy trails to choose from in addition to some more challenging hikes, so there is something for everyone, including those who want to get a great workout.

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#1 - Cedar Brake Trail
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 54 m
The preserve is closed on Mondays. Note: Trails in the area may be closed after recent rainfall.Show more
#2 - Escarpment, Fossil Valley, Cedar Brake Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 1 h 52 m
Closed on Mondays! Trail steward is constantly maintaining and expanding the area. Rain makes most of the lower trails a muddy mess and can possibly close them.Show more
#3 - Cattail Pond via Escarpment Trail
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 4.0 km • Est. 1 h 8 m
Cattail Pond via Escarpment Trail is a 4.0 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a numbeShow more
#4 - Cedar Ridge Outer Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 8.7 km • Est. 2 h 38 m
This loop consist of Praire, Bluebonnet, Escarpment, Fossil Valley, Possumhaw, and Cedar Brake trails.Show more
#5 - Cattail Pond Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 3.9 km • Est. 1 h 10 m
Cattail Pond Loop is a 3.9 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Hill, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, runningShow more
#6 - Cattail Pond Trail and Cedar Brake Trail Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 6.4 km • Est. 1 h 57 m
Cattail Pond Trail and Cedar Brake Trail Loop is a 6.4 kilometer loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for Show more
#7 - Catpond, Fossil Valley, Red Oak and Escarpment Trail Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 4.0 km • Est. 1 h 13 m
It has been reported that this trail is subject to weather related closures. Please check ahead before hiking. Show more
#8 - Bluebonnet Trail
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 25 m
Bluebonnet Trail is a 1.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Duncanville, Texas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number ofShow more
#9 - Escarpment and Cattail Pond Loop
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 1 m
Escarpment and Cattail Pond Loop is a 3.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hShow more
#10 - Possumhaw Trail
Cedar Ridge Preserve
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Length: 1.3 km • Est. 23 m
Possumhaw Trail is a 1.3 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and offers a number of activity opShow more
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