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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.

Wonderful getaway from the city. Spurts of relatively steep sections but overall just an enjoyable option just 30 minutes from downtown.

hiking
19 days ago

Awesome place , awesome view , I had been their last Saturday , it was raining , the view was just something to watch out for. Nearer to the city and such a lush green landscape hard to find.

hiking
23 days ago

Beautiful views along the way. Quiet and serene.
Love hiking down there.

I've hiked all the trails. Great trail system.

Great starter trial if you want to explore taking it up as an add in or trail running!

Only did half mile trail. But definitely liked it. However it is the busiest trails I have ever seen. No less than fifty cars in the parking lot. In the middle of the week 30 min. Before it closes.

just another good hike at Cedar Ridge

don't miss this one. great hike.

must hike if you're going to Cedar Ridge

favorite trail at Cedar Ridge. wife loves it when the bluebonnets are in bloom.

love all the trails at Cedar Ridge

Super easy hike! Wish it was longer

Nice trail. Very clean and well marked. Also quite a bit of shade which helps in this Texas heat.

Harvey traffic, the terrain is not easy, and dogs must be on leash.

great, but crowded on the weekends

Nice trail with some good views. I would not rate difficult, moderate at best. If you want a more leisure hike this is for you.

Not hard at all, well kept and fun to hike or jog. It gets busy so go early :)

Nice area and hike. I am new to hiking but in good shape, and Im so mad I just discovered this place...

Heavily traveled trails. Lots of people blasting music.
Having said that, it’s nice hiking with elevation gains and losses throughout. It’s the hilliest part of the DFW metroplex.

trail running
3 months ago

This is my favorite place (so far) in NTX to trail run! So many challenging elevation changes, the air smells like cedar, it’s scenic, and I love encountering other runners on the trail. Bring real supportive trail running shoes!, even if you’re hiking, this loop is not for the faint of heart. Great bird watching & place to get your heart rate elevated.

Nice trails, but heavy traffic.

Love this place ❤️

Very nice scenery! Kids loved it!!!

One mile to the pond, one mile back! Such a fun trail! Tons of things to see! Beautiful views!

Hard, steep (had to carry bike a few times) & poisonous snake habitat.

Good trail in Dallas. Not too difficult and heavily trafficked.

mountain biking
4 months ago

excellent trails, can be very crowded. the easiest of the 3 lines is probably still a bit difficult for a first time rider. great area and scenery.

trail running
5 months ago

Awesome place, pretty crowdedon weekends.

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