Cedar Brake Trail

HARD 221 reviews
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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 difficult. 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
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

I think this is as good as it gets in the Dallas area! Usually crowded on nice days with a mix of hikers, runners and dogs.

trail running
4 days ago

Bluebonnet Trail
22Jun 17/5:00 pm
98% shaded trail.
Trail loops.
9/10 mile.
Some mild inclines. Trail is very clearly marked. Has a rain shed, a lookout hut, and a few benches along the way. Even for a mildly hot Dallas day this trails shade was amazing.

hiking
8 days ago

1st hike and it was awesome!

9 days ago

walking
9 days ago

13 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

trail running
28 days ago

Living in downtown Dallas, this is my getaway. I go here before most people have woken up and it's quiet and serene. If you wait much past 8 am on weekends, it's the place to be apparently. The best run I've had there was a rainy morning and maybe only saw 1 or 2 other people once out on the trail. It's definitely a good, challenging run in a unexpected location.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

28 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Visited on a Saturday a few months ago and though there were lots of people in the resting/trailhead area, we didn't encounter as many of them on the trail we chose (several options). It was rather empty and the reason we figure this happened was because it was as the longer distance trail. It was perfect, very challenging. We eventually got to an area with a pond where we sat and rested, and also a tower we were able to climb and have a view of what I believe is Joe Pool Lake.

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
30 days ago

Nice place to go with family, including the little ones.

trail running
30 days ago

For those who say this is moderate, try running it in high humidity. This is a great trail of you specifically want a good hike/trail run! I was only able to run half and it connects to so many other trails you can get a great workout. TMI but I sweated to the point it looked like I peed myself and I hardly ever sweat. Again this really isn't for scenery if you want an outlook over the place but it is scenic in the sense you're surrounded by vegetation.

30 days ago