Nature Walks

Some of the most beautiful and fascinating parks ROCTand open space areas in the State of Texas are located in Cedar Hill, including Cedar Hill State Park and the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center. Cedar Hill offers over 36 miles of trails, ideal for a morning run, weekend bike ride or simply a family walk. Follow these trail use guidelines for a safe and fun trail experience.  Join us for the 55+ walking club or visit one of our many trails.  

Walking Club

Meet up at the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center and walk Red Oak Creek Trail with us.  We will walk the trail and return to the recreation center.  During cold or inclement weather the walking club will meet inside the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center to walk.  Call (972) 293-5288 for walking location.

When:
Tuesdays 8:15-9:15 am weather permitting

Where:
Red Oak Creek Trail
Alan E. Sims Recreation Center Trailhead
310 E. Parkerville Road
Cedar Hill, TX 75104

Trails

The trails listed below are complete or under construction.  More than 120 miles of multi-use trails and bikeways are planned in Cedar Hill.

Balcones Trail (Phase I Open, Phase II Under Construction)

Balcones Trail is 1.37 miles and runs along FM 1382 from New Clark Road to the City limits.  The trail highlights the natural features of the Balcones Escarpment and connects important amenities: (Cedar Hill State Park, Cedar Hill Mountain Nature Preserve, Calabria Nature Preserve and Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Phase I of the Balcones Trail is on FM 1382 extending from Straus Road to Cedar Hill State Park.  This portion of the trail is currently open.  Phase II of the Balcones Trail is on FM 1382 extending from the State Park to the damn on the U.S. Army Core of Engineer property.  This portion of the trail is currently under construction.

Cedar Hill State Park

Explore the trails on bike or foot at Cedar Hill State Park.  The DORBA Trail, named for the volunteers of the Dallas Off Road Biking Association, crisscrosses 1,200 acres and is open to bikers and hikers.  The trail is closed when wet, so call, (972) 291-3900 ahead of time to make sure it is open.  For more information, visit tpwd.texas.gov.

Clark Road Trail

Currently this trail is under design and will solicit construction bids in late spring 2021.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has just over 3 miles of trails into the forested canyon.  Choose from the easy Canyon Floor Trail (.5 miles round trip) or the more strenuous West Loop Trail (1.65 miles round trip), which connects to a brand new, yet-to-be-named trail (1.1 miles round trip).  Click here to learn more about the trails at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Lake Ridge Trail

Connecting Mansfield Road to US Highway 67, Lake Ridge Trail is 3.6 miles of paved trail.

Mansfield Road Trail

From Community Center Park (1740 Mansfield Road) to the City limits, Mansfield Road Trail is 2.1 miles of paved trail that highlights the unique topography and ecosystem of the Balcones Escarpment.

Park Trails

Some of the most beautiful and fascinating parks and open space areas in the State of Texas are located in Cedar Hill.  Cedar Hill offers 32 neighborhood and community parks, and a system of greenbelts within approximately 2,482 acres, plus over 36 miles of trail, providing places for people to relax, play and explore.  Find a park near you!

Pleasant Run Trail

One mile of paved trail connecting Joe Wilson Road to Duncanville Road.

Red Oak Creek Trail

With Trailheads at the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center, Dot Thomas Park and Virginia Weaver Park, Red Oak Creek Trail is a 3.16 mile concrete multi-use trail that links to neighborhoods, greenbelts, City Parks, schools and the Alan E. Sims Recreation Center.