Cedar Brake Trail

Contrasting Colors
Lots of varying foliage on this trail.
User: Pitmaster - 12/4/2013

Location: Cedar Ridge Preserve

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 4stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 2.40 Miles  Elapsed Time: 50 minutes


I hike this trail a lot as it a perfect length for a weekday workout.  It has varied surfaces, elevations and landscape.  There are no real vistas on this trail, although they have recently added a short side trail with a bench overlooking one of the valleys in the park.  While most of this trail can be hiked after rain, there is one small stretch where the "gum-mud" holds water and permanently adheres to boots and clothing if the area has not sufficently dried.

Log Photos
Contrasting Colors
Water in the stream
Solitary Bench
Bridge Crossing
Along the Trail
Recommended Item
Recommended Item 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas–Fort Worth: Including Tarrant, Collin, and Denton Counties
Joanie Sanchez
Your price: $14.29 Buy Now
It’s Time to Take a Hike in Texas!

The best way to experience the Dallas-Fort Worth area is by hiking it. Enjoy the rugged trails of Eagle Mountain Park. Discover ancient dinosaur tracks at Dinosaur Valley State Park. Visit the Fort Worth Nature Center’s bison range and prairie dog town for an up-close look at the wildlife. Local author and hiking expert Joanie Sanchez has selected the best hikes within a 60-mile radius of the DFW metroplex. This perfect blend of popular trails and hidden gems transports you to scenic overlooks, wildlife hot spots, and historical settings that renew your spirit and recharge your body.

With Sanchez as your guide, you’ll learn about the area and experience nature through 60 of its best hikes. The author provides expert tips about where to go and what to expect when you get there. Plus, each hike description features key at-a-glance information on distance & configuration, hiking time, difficulty, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility, as well as details about the history and natural history of the area. GPS-based trail maps and elevation profiles, along with clear directions to the trailheads, help to ensure that you always know where you are and where you’re going.

Whether you’re a local looking for new places to explore or a visitor to the area, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas–Fort Worth provides plenty of options for a couple hours or a full day of adventure, all within about an hour from Dallas, Fort Worth, and the surrounding communities.