Cedar Brake Trail

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Cedar Brake Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dallas, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.2 miles Elevation Gain: 249 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The preserve is closed on Mondays. Note: Trails in the area may be closed after recent rainfall.

trail running
14 days ago

Very well maintained and clearly marked. The views ain’t half bad, either!

The trail was fun. Good mix of easy and hard. Lots of elevation. Great view.

hiking
15 days ago

Depends on what you’re used to. If you’ve lived in flat Texas your whole life, this will be a really exciting trail. If you’re from Colorado, AZ, or NM, don’t expect something similar. It’s a pretty trail, just not that special.

hiking
blowdown
rocky
26 days ago

Pretty difficult but fun trails some steep incline and decline. Will return to finish all the trails this park has to offer

hiking
bugs
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

I was really impressed with this trail. I’m a novice hiker, but prefer incline and some challenges with hiking, and this didn’t disappoint. I was actually very surprised with the amount of incline and challenging terrain. And the views were pretty spectacular for being just outside of Dallas! This would be a great place for a challenging trail run. Most of the trail was tree covered, and no mosquitoes.

hiking
1 month ago

7/7/19 completed

hiking
1 month ago

good conditions. nice hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Out of town and took a run around this trail. Shaded maintained trail with plenty of verticals, highly recommended and I will be back for sure.

mountain biking
2 months ago

First time mountain biking in Dallas and it was a blast!! Lots of rocky areas and some nice downhill spots. Also, beware of trails closed off due to being private property; there will be a yellow marker there to inform you. 5/5

hiking
2 months ago

I would not recommend this trail for small children you can take the other trails but the Cedar brake trail is quite difficult climb for little ones.

hiking
closed
muddy
3 months ago

This specific trail is Currently closed. Plenty of others at the preserve that are great, we take our dogs and they love to play and cool off in the creek.

hiking
3 months ago

Hidden gem in the city. Love it!

hiking
3 months ago

I started going to this trail almost 20 years ago with my family. The trails are kept clear and there are plenty of them to choose from. I love taking my dogs hiking here.

hiking
4 months ago

Trail was just ok. Nothing real exciting to see. The overlook was overgrown and you couldn’t really see much. Some up and down steps to make the trail at least a little interesting. Also don’t forget the preserve is closed every Monday.

4 months ago

Awesome.me and the dogs Had a great run

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice and shaded. Very dog friendly and pups are really tired.

hiking
5 months ago

Love this trail. It is a great way to get moving and challenge yourself. It has several inclines and stairs to really get your heart pumping.

hiking
5 months ago

Had some good elevations. Great trail to get the heartbeat up in the morning.

hiking
5 months ago

It is a great trail, my wife and I take our dog there. I like to combine it with the Cattail Pond Trail for a nice, four mile hike.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Awesome trail, full of ups and downs, wooden stair cases, rocks, little bridges over creek crossings, benches to take a break on and you really feel like you’re having your outdoor time to enjoy nature and beauty without hearing a road or smelling the funky smells a lot of other “trails” in Dallas unfortunately have. Highly recommend this trail!! And there are LOTS of other trails and options to choose from at the park it’s so great, and there are bathrooms at the trail head too

hiking
5 months ago

Best trail around.

6 months ago

Our fav hiking and dog walking trail in DFW that we've found. Pretty views and plenty of elevation. Does get busy though.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail just opened after the bad weather. Some muddy spots encountered here and there but gets better as you go up the hill. Temps being in the low 40s had the trail all to myself. Feels safe enough to hike alone. Well maintained trails.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail a day challenge 2019 Rainy and cold day so parts of the trail was a waterfall Always a good workout.... Under an hour and gets the blood pumping every time

7 months ago

New year's day 2019. it was a bit muddy in the valleys, but passable. Love this park.

trail running
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail that has improved significantly over the last few years. Trail has some pretty nice inclines and winds it's way through a fairly dense cedar brake. Crowds are definitely an issue when the weather is nice and especially on weekends. Avoid completely within 3-5 days following a moderate rainfall as the mud can make for a less than nice outing. TIP: Hike when the temps drop into the 20's and 30's and you will just about have the trail to yourself.

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