Dorba Trail Loop is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Hill, 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.

Length7.0 miElevation gain357 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingMountain bikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewswild-flowersWildlifeBugsMuddyOver grownRockyFee
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Parking Fee: $7

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Sim1 Palm
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HikingFeeGreat!

Great trail outside Dallas

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Scott Scott
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Bikers come around corners pretty fast. ALL GAS NO BRAKES!! Decent hike, current map on AllTrails is not real accurate.

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Ronald Freitag
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Great trail. Highly recommend!

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Marcus Adonis Vargas
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Brian Roose
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Hayden Bernstein
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HikingGreat!

We typically hike the 3 mile loop but finally had the time and energy to try the medium (listed as 8 miles at the trailhead) loop. Especially pretty the last 3 miles and you won’t see many hikes after the loop splits to the longer routes.

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Deb Bourk
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katie mckay
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Nice clean trails. its also a biking trail so you'll have to move out of the way for bikers coming from the other direction. There are no mile markers.

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Craig Garner
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Mountain bikingFeeGreat!
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Mary Hansell
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HikingMuddy

Lovely views of lake; went on a Monday morning/ very few people on trail. Easy hike on well-maintained trail. Mountain bikers were having fun and easy to spot.

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Neha Chowdhury
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Anthony Diefendorf
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Top notch trail. Well maintained with nice views.

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Jennifer Grinder
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HikingGreat!

Great trail! Wonderful views, good work out, wonderful way to start a day.

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Alexandra De Anda
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Rob Cahill
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Yong Yim
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Kai Ramos
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HikingGreat!

If you want to avoid the crowd - this is the trail you’re looking for. A good part has some elevations but it’s mostly flat. Bring loads of water if you wanted to do this during the summer, could be really humid. Also, watch for bikers, it’s a shared trail on most part. There’s a nice resting spot by the water just outside of the trailhead so it’s really nice to just sit there and enjoy a packed brunch after a satisfying long hike. It feels long after some time.

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Daniel Sorrenson
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Mountain biking

It poured, and much earlier than expected. Luckily I was close enough to Fire Road to easily carry the bike out to the pasture. There was only one other bike at the trail head and a few lost hikers along the way.

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Chris Gurira
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Great Trail.Watch out for snakes! Best for early morning hikes!! Will be back again to do the 12 mile loop

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Anthony Vigil
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After doing the three mile short trail, I decided to do the 8 mile and up until the 5th mile in it was shaded. The rest was not shaded so if you're thinking of walking it during he evening at peak hot temperatures then keep that in mind. Overall, great hike.

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Yvonne Hicks
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Great trail! Easy hike and enjoyable. Not a lot of markings but we took pictures of the map prior to hitting the 8 mile trail!

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Lisa Landry
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HikingMuddy

A WALK IN THE WOODS -Cedar Hill State Park DORBA Green & Blue Trails Nice little 7.5-mile solo hike this morning on a “moderately challenging”, well-maintained and well-marked trail. I’ve never been to this park before and it was fun to explore. A cute little bunny and I had about a two-minute chat right on the trail before he hopped away. I also saw a heron at the lake, so many pretty wildflowers, and some really unique mushrooms. About 2.4 miles in there’s a tiny, short trail down to the lake. This would be a great spot to stop and have a snack or a little picnic lunch. I’ve just recently started exploring state parks, and wow, I sure have been missing out on a lot! Started this hike at 7:00 AM (on a Sunday) to avoid the heat and the trail wasn’t crowded at all, which is a major difference from Cedar Ridge Preserve, just a few minutes away. This trail is about 75% in the woods, so nice and shaded. It’s relatively flat, but the trails are narrow in many places, so I found that there was no need, or ability to use, trekking poles. Bikers share this trail but they go clockwise and hikers go counterclockwise, so it’s easy to keep an eye out for them. They are supposed to yield to hikers but I always just hopped off the trail for them. Didn’t see any other hikers for the whole 7 miles, but I did see 5 bikers. When this trail gets muddy, which occurs with just a little rain like we had while I was there this morning, they close the trail entrance. Luckily I was already about 75% through my hike. But the mud caked onto my trail runners so quickly that I basically had on platform tennis shoes. Very challenging to hike in those! They do have restrooms right near the trailhead, along with a rinsing station to wash bikes, shoes, etc. They also have a touch-free water-bottle filler right at the restroom entrance, which I thought was a nice amenity. Great little hike! On another note, my son came to the trail a little later with his mountain bike and did the 12-mile loop (adding on the Red Trail to the Green/Blue). He said it was pretty challenging and really enjoyed it.

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Kacy Miller
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A bit muddy in areas but not bad at all considering all the rain we had last week. Lots of shade. Not too buggy.

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Anjlica Dattatreya
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Wonderful trail. I love the fact that it’s mostly shaded. It’s very peaceful when it opens up to the lake. I was able to run / hike without sunglasses and cap. There is a restroom at the trailhead. Bring your own TP just in case. A must for all hikers.

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Tim Nichols
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I liked this trail a lot. There are actually 3 distance options: 3, 8 or 12 miles. The one marked 8 actually measured 7. It is well marked for all options. It is a bike trail so it is pretty mowed down and wide in most places. It has some open, sunny parts but is shaded about 80% of the way. There is a good mix of lake, tree and open views. It was still pretty and green during the second week of June, but the trail was dry and easy to move on. This would be a mud fest after a heavy rain and it looks like they close it frequently when this happens. It was not very hot yesterday, mid 80s. This made it great. On a very hot day, I would try to finish it by 11 or 12. Saw some kids and families. Not super challenging, but not totally flat either. A few places to climb but they are not overly difficult or long.

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Jessi Mata
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A few gravity check spots here and there. Some beat geocaches on the trail.

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Felicia Gehm
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Park is open! We did the 8 mile loop. Was nice and peaceful, Only saw one other person. Very well shaded.

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Anthony Vigil
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I went yesterday, haven't been back to this trail since 2016 so I wanted to try it again and the gate was closed. I don't want to give it a 1 star since I didn't get to experience it again so I'll go with a 4 star for now. The trail is closed to the public, just a heads up.

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