Great Trail.Watch out for snakes! The remaining trails (Overlook, Duck Pond, and Talala) are only for hiking. Welcome to the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association web site. Trail was great; it’s well-maintained and mostly shaded. Wonderful trail. NOT OKAY! This video is unavailable. It has some mild ups and downs, lots of switchbacks and quite a few downed trees, but only one was across the trail. Not super challenging, but not totally flat either. It also lets local municipalities know that you care about and use the trails on their properties. Several sites are ADA-accessible. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Paid the $7 per person park entry fee (much better to pay $70 and get an annual Texas State Park pass, which will allow up to 14 people unlimited entry into all Texas State Parks). • I liked this trail a lot. RECOMMENDED ROUTE River Legacy Full Tour 7.5 mi 12.0 km • 104' Up 31.72 m Up • 106' Down 32.28 m Down. Bring your own TP just in case. Great trail with plenty of turns and slight inclines/declines. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Hiking: 4 hours Challenging Covering 8 miles of trail, our blue loop is perfect for that dedicated hiker or biker. The remaining trails (Overlook, Duck Pond, and Talala) are only for hiking. — Great trail! Bring your family to hike, bike, picnic, camp, geocache and nature watch. • — 3.8 (8) ... Cedar Hill State Park Loop 11.1 mi 17.9 km • 510' Up 155.44 m Up • 509' Down 155.09 m Down. 9:07. They worked closely with Cedar Hill State Park management to help design and build this trail. About 2.4 miles in there’s a tiny, short trail down to the lake. Update Trail × Trail Status: Trail Condition: Leave a comment. Combining the three loops at Cedar Hill creates the DORBA Long Trail at Cedar Hill State Park for a 12-mile natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking, running and hiking) loop trail that runs along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. DORBA TRAILS; SPONSORED TRAILS; REGIONAL TRAILS; The Trails. Cedar Hill State Park - DORBA Trail - Part 1 - Duration: 4:31. r28a 8,452 views. 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. I’ve never been to this park before and it was fun to explore. Remember, hikers should travel counter-clockwise, while bikers travel clockwise. Dorba Trail Loop is a 11.3 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Cedar Hill, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. Overall, great hike. Here is the link to the park. This made it great. It was glorious! Going 8 miles kicked our butts! Distance: approximately 8 miles . The largest trail, Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA), is a shared-use mountain biking and hiking trail. They also have a touch-free water-bottle filler right at the restroom entrance, which I thought was a nice amenity. It’s very peaceful when it opens up to the lake. Watch Queue Queue. Trail guide kept up a good pace. • I would definitely do it again. A bit muddy in areas but not bad at all considering all the rain we had last week. There was only one other bike at the trail head and a few lost hikers along the way. John hung pretty well considering. It is well marked for all options. There are four trails in Cedar Hill State Park. 17.59 m Down, 1.6 mi 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. They do have restrooms right near the trailhead, along with a rinsing station to wash bikes, shoes, etc. 58' Down 17.38 m Up There are facilities at the trailhead, but none on the trail. 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. The DORBA Trail (Long) at Cedar Hill State Park is a 12-mile natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking and hiking/running) loop trail that runs along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. When hiking make sure you are attentive to watching and listening for approaching bicyclists. Thanks to the AllTrails app, we were able to find the Dobra Trail Loop which was in Cedar HILL State Park. Trail Description: Mix of Single Track and jeep/fire road, Multiple Loops, Downhill Area, Dirt Jump Area, Pump Track, Skills Area. 6h 00m, Create Recommended Route or I love the fact that it’s mostly shaded. Local Club: Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association, Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife - Cedar Hills State Park, 11.1 mi Challenging Around 3 miles long, this trail is great Very well shaded. I plan to return for a weekend this spring to do the long loop and a couple other trails overnight. Brought my parter and 2 pups and by the end (3 mile loop) we felt like our nature fix was filled and had worked up a bit of a sweat. • The trail is closed to the public, just a heads up. You can pick which adventure you want (3 miles, 7 miles, 10+ miles), but these loops are fairly independant. Cedar Hill State Park is home to the premier North Texas mountain bike trail. 1h 30m, Bring more water than you think especially in the summer. 17.9 km The DORBA trail, named for the volunteers of the Dallas Off Road Biking Association, was built by mountain bikers for mountain bikers. Did the Blue Loop today! Your membership provides the tools and infrastructure used to build trails. Hiking: 1 hr. Biking: 30 min. I’ve just recently started exploring state parks, and wow, I sure have been missing out on a lot! Distance 12 miles. I went yesterday, haven't been back to this trail since 2016 so I wanted to try it again and the gate was closed. DORBA Short Trail Intermediate. With three loops, which get progressively longer and tougher, this trail system offers … 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 DORBA Trail (Medium) at Cedar Hill State Park extends the DORBA Trail (Short) to 8 miles. Also, watch for bikers, it’s a shared trail on most part. Some beat geocaches on the trail. Park anyplace. Nice little 7.5-mile solo hike this morning on a “moderately challenging”, well-maintained and well-marked trail. Home; Explore; Trails & Bikeways; Cedar Hill State Park Trails; Cedar Hill State Park Trails 4:31. Did the 8 mile loop and was essentially the only person on the trail. They are supposed to yield to hikers but I always just hopped off the trail for them. Park is open! Arlington, TX . Cedar Hill State Park - DORBA Trail - Part 1 - Duration: 4:31. r28a 8,467 views. Lots of shade. Visitor's Overlook: Joe Pool Lake Dam Trail [CLOSED], Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center West Loop Trail, Escarpment, Fossil Valley, Cedar Brake Loop, Catpond, Fossil Valley, Red Oak and Escarpment Trail Loop, Cattail Pond Trail and Cedar Brake Trail Loop, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center Canyon Floor Trail. 2.5 km Passed one hiker and a handful of cyclists, but otherwise... all mine. There is a good mix of lake, tree and open views. Cedar Hill, TX. Finally, a sunny day. It is a natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking and hiking/running) loop trail that runs along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. 4:31. 4.0 (12) ... Cedar Hill State Park Loop 11.1 mi 17.9 km • 510' Up 155.44 m Up • 509' Down 155.09 m Down. 152.59 m Up A cute little bunny and I had about a two-minute chat right on the trail before he hopped away. The trails … 496' Down Wonderful views, good work out, wonderful way to start a day. Watch out for the roots in the ground. It was not very hot yesterday, mid 80s. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. • 8.21 m Up The DORBA Trail (Short) at Cedar Hill State Park is a 3-mile natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking and hiking/running) loop trail that follows along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. 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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. 30 min. Trail, Texas Parks and Wildlife - Cedar Hills State Park. The park ranger at the booth was very nice, gave us a map, and explained our best options! Better trail signs coming soon! Luckily I was close enough to Fire Road to easily carry the bike out to the pasture. Being a jerk / offensive? Google map. This area has frequent bouts of shade and sun. The park is located just south of Dallas in the city of Cedar Hill. Type Single Track – Single Loop. Watch Queue Queue Description The trail consists of three concentric paths; Short (3 miles), Middle (8 miles) and Outer (12 miles). Hockey III - Duration: 19:04. Didn’t see any other hikers for the whole 7 miles, but I did see 5 bikers. Well maintained with nice views. 7.23 m Down. On a very hot day, I would try to finish it by 11 or 12. Challenging Covering 8 miles of trail, our blue loop is perfect for the dedicated biker. DORBA Green & Blue Trails An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. RECOMMENDED ROUTE West Loop and Outer East Loop - Gateway Park 7.5 mi 12.1 km • 413' Up … • 151.21 m Down, 7.2 mi Perfect day! There are cut-off trails that let you reduce the length to 3 miles (Short) or 8 miles (Medium). Saw some kids and families. This would be a great spot to stop and have a snack or a little picnic lunch. 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. 20 min. 57' Up Rode 8mi. DFW freerider 2,045 views. It feels long after some time. Cedar Hill, TX. The park sits on the shore of Joe Pool Lake, so you can also swim, fish, and boat or paddle.Camp at one of 350 developed campsites, all near restrooms with hot showers. Great trail! 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. Or hike to a primitive campsite, if trails … Spam? DORBA TRAIL (SHORT) 3.0 mi. -Cedar Hill State Park DORBA TRAIL (SHORT) 3 miles Biking: 30 min. 27' Up A few places to climb but they are not overly difficult or long. Fantastic trail that goes up down, and all around! The remaining trails, Overlook, Duck Pond, and Talala, are only for hiking. Big … Land Owner: Mountain Creek Church . The DORBA Trail (Long) at Cedar Hill State Park is a 12-mile natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking and hiking/running) loop trail that runs along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. 12mi DORBA Medium Trail Intermediate. It is a bike trail so it is pretty mowed down and wide in most places. There are 4 trails in Cedar Hill State Park. Biking: 1 hr. The trail is not difficult, but does have a few short, steep, and/or eroded sections. Muddy in a few spots. If you want a longer outing, you can add the Medium Trail (total 8 miles) or add both the Medium and Long trails (total 12 miles). Easy hike and enjoyable. Bring loads of water if you wanted to do this during the summer, could be really humid. I was able to run / hike without sunglasses and cap. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. A bit fatigued from wednesdays gym workout. A beautiful trail in the middle of bustling DFW life. This trail is part of Cedar Hill State Park, with a 7$/adult entrance fee. Something else? They worked closely with Cedar Hill State Park management to help design and build this trail. Visit Cedar Hill State Park for the day or weekend. The trails are closed if they are wet, to prevent the paths from erosion, and closures are common during times of the year when it rains often. We rode about 6.5 miles on the road to get there. 6mi There are 4 trails in Cedar Hill State Park. The paths pass through wooded areas but are fairly open for … Well maintained. Review: While there are a few other trails here at Cedar Hill State park, the DORBA trail is the reason to visit!This was the original mountain bike trail built by the DORBA organization, and is a beautiful trail through the countryside. This is about an injury or accident 20 min. Dorba Trail, Cedar Hill State Park The most important rule on the Dorba trail is that bikers travel in a clockwise direction and hikers travel counter-clockwise. Will be back again to do the 12 mile loop. The largest is a shared-use mountain biking and hiking trail. The park flanks Joe Pool Lake and is easily accessible off 1382, just south of I-20. Watch Queue Queue Over 1200 acres of prime mountain bike landscape are crisscrossed with 12 miles of intense riding. Length 7 miElevation gain 357 ftRoute type Loop Hiking: 1 … It does require a $7 per person entry fee. There are actually 3 distance options: 3, 8 or 12 miles. Their efforts … 11.7 km Quite a few bikers to watch out for, but they’re all very polite. All sites have water and electricity; 150 have sewer hookups, too. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Description: Big Cedar WildernessTrails (BCWT) is located atop one of the most breathtaking escarpment areas in North Texas. A few gravity check spots here and there. There is a restroom at the trailhead. The Dorba trail was primarily created through the efforts of the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association. Check the DORBA website (www.dorba.org) or download the DORBA app or. Welcome to DORBA Welcome to DORBA! The trail is closed when wet. Luckily I was already about 75% through my hike. It was still pretty and green during the second week of June, but the trail was dry and easy to move on. Bikers share this trail but they go clockwise and hikers go counterclockwise, so it’s easy to keep an eye out for them. The one marked 8 actually measured 7. Very challenging to hike in those! All park trails still closed due to flooding. It poured, and much earlier than expected. We did the 8 mile loop. There are cut-off trails that let you reduce the length to 3 miles (Short) or 8 miles (Medium). Their efforts ended up returning a big dividend for off-road bicyclists as the trail is now considered one of the top mountain bike trails in the state. Top notch trail. 19:04. Hiking: 4 hrs. A must for all hikers. Not a lot of markings but we took pictures of the map prior to hitting the 8 mile trail! This trail is about 75% in the woods, so nice and shaded. The Trails of Cedar Hill State Park. Do it! Watch Queue Queue. It has some open, sunny parts but is shaded about 80% of the way. The DORBA Trail (Long) at Cedar Hill State Park is a 12-mile natural surfaced, multi-use (mountain biking and hiking/running) loop trail that runs along the edge of Joe Pool Lake. He said it was pretty challenging and really enjoyed it. I also saw a heron at the lake, so many pretty wildflowers, and some really unique mushrooms. Lovely views of the lake and near mile marker 6 a peaceful stroll through the prairie! 24' Down RECOMMENDED ROUTE River Legacy Full Tour 7.5 mi 12.0 km • 104' Up 31.72 m Up • 106' Down 32.28 m Down. I did the 3 mile First Day Hike, while others in the group did the 8 mile loop or ran the 3 miles. But the mud caked onto my trail runners so quickly that I basically had on platform tennis shoes. 501' Up The trails are closed if they are wet, to prevent the paths from erosion, and closures are common during times of the year when it rains often. This would be a mud fest after a heavy rain and it looks like they close it frequently when this happens. The largest (Dorba) is a shared use mountain biking and hiking trail. DORBA TRAIL (MEDIUM) 8.0 mi. After doing the three mile short trail, I decided to do the 8 mile and up until the 5th mile in it was shaded. 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). RECOMMENDED ROUTE West Loop and Outer East Loop - Gateway Park 7.5 mi 12.1 km • 413' Up 125.91 m Up • … A WALK IN THE WOODS Great little hike! If you want to avoid the crowd - this is the trail you’re looking for. Arlington, TX . FA WORLD ENTERTAINMENT Recommended for you. 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