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Cedar Ridge Preserve managed by Audubon Dallas.

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Open Now: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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Hiking Trails close to Dallas Downtown

One of the very best place in the South Dallas area for hiking! There are scenic views of the... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Mike V
Great hiking area

Nice hiking trails south of Dallas. Not a lot of elevation changes. Some nice views of the lake... read more

Reviewed 24 March 2018
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Nature reserve that covers 633 acres with 10 miles of scenic hiking trails.
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7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249-1159
+1 972-709-7784
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

This is the closest place to Dallas, that I'm aware of, where you can actually hike. However, it is nothing to write home about. It does allow you to get out of the big city and escape into nature, but it is largely flat and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

One of the very best place in the South Dallas area for hiking! There are scenic views of the surrounding hills and lake. The trails range from short to long with an excellent view! Autumn and Spring is the best time to visit to see...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mike V
Reviewed 24 March 2018

Nice hiking trails south of Dallas. Not a lot of elevation changes. Some nice views of the lake area.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

This park and nature preserve is one of our favorite places to hike. Some of the trails are a real challenge and some are pretty easy. They are well marked and kept clean.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Drifty-0070
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hiking area. However, you should come during the week. On the weekends, the trails are full as if you're at a tourist spot. Absolutely ridiculously crowded. 😞

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Brigette L
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Many different trails with clear signs, directions and distance information - definitely one of the best organized trails I’ve taken. Different views of the trees, lakes/ponds and varied terrain- all these make the walk more interesting - some flat surface and some with steps separated...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank sheanac2015
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This nature preserve offers some of the best hiking trails in the Dallas area. The trails are very well marked and maintained with water and restroom facilities near the parking lot. Surprisingly the terrain offered numerous elevation grade changes, ideal for working out after sitting...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Jim_Parker_Texas
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We selected 2 of the Easy trails since we only had a couple hours and we didn't bring our hiking boots. I had to rest a few times (not in peak shape). Got to relax by the pond at the end of one of the...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Alicia C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Over 9 miles of trails with outstanding changes in altitude and great scenic lookouts. Even when the parking lot is packed, you can go on trails and not see anyone else for close to an hour. Very spread out and some of the only somewhat...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank AdrockDallas
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We love to go hiking at CRP. The surroundings are beautiful and the hiking is excellent. Great way to spend an morning or afternoon. Can get hot in the summer, so go early or later in the afternoon and bring plenty of water.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Richard T
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Response from JohnM627 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, dogs are welcome! They even have a low to the ground water fountain for dogs by the restrooms. They will love this place.