Cedar Hill State Park

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DORBA Trails Information

Take to the trails for adventure!

Remnants of historic Texas Blackland Prairie provide important habitat for prairie wildlife and migratory birds here at Cedar Hill.

The clay-like consistency of the soil becomes very tacky when wet. Trails are often closed during wet conditions to prevent erosion. Be sure to check with the office for any trail closures!

Trails

Trail Distance Time Difficulty Description
DORBA Trail (Long) 12 miles Biking: 2 hrs 
Hiking: 6 hrs.
Challenging Named for the Dallas Off-Road Biking Association, three consecutive trails were built by mountain bikers. Intense riding crisscrosses over 1,000 acres of prime mountain bike landscape.
DORBA Trail (Medium) 8 miles Biking: 1 hr. 20 min.
Hiking: 4 hrs.
Challenging Covering 8 miles of trail, our blue and green loops are perfect for that dedicated hiker or biker. Remember, hikers should travel counter-clockwise, while bikers travel clockwise.
DORBA Trail (Short) 3 miles Biking: 30 min.
Hiking: 1 hr. 30 min.
Challenging This route offers views of the lake and plenty of shade. At 3 miles, it’s also more rugged and challenging than some of our other trails.

Staying safe

Know your limits. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.

Drink plenty of water. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart (32 oz.) of water per hour of activity. Bringing your furry-friend? Don’t forget water for them, too!

Tell others where you'll be. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return.

Wear a helmet when biking. Always ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.

Potentially harmful plants and animals live here. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails.

Bring a map. Keep an eye on trail signs to help orient you in case of an emergency.

Trail etiquette

Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace.

Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to harm people.

Pick your path. Bicyclists travel clockwise, while hikers should travel counterclockwise on these trails.

Be courteous! Cyclists yield to hikers.