Big Cedar Wilderness Trail - TRAIL

Big Cedar Wilderness Trail - Trail, Dallas, Texas

I stumbled upon these trails while visiting the www.dorba.org website. I've ridden less than a year (but ride a lot), and these are the best trails IMO so far. Better than Cedar Hill State Park because they are free to ride. The trail designers/builders have worked hard and given a lot of thought to this trail system...and they are working on more than doubling the size. Just make sure to fill out the waiver form (either on the DORBA website or at the trailhead) before you ride there, otherwise you are considered tresspassing. I hesitate to call them "expert", but it is definitely top shelf intermediate. Definitely worth a 30-60 minute drive to try them out.

User Reviews (7)

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brazosshooter   Cross Country Rider [Mar 07, 2013]

I have only been riding trails for four months. Started out riding Cedar Hill SP - that is a fun trail - but needed to find the next step up. Big Cedar is most definately a step up. Depending on what loop you take, it can be several steps up. I have only been riding the Ranger Loop consistently because that is about where I am. The climbs on the second half of the trail are awesome. After riding this trail a couple of times a week for three weeks, I went back to Cedar Hill.....the climbs there are nothing now. But I will say that my increased ability from Big Cedar makes Cedar Hill WAY more fun now. Soon I will begin riding more difficult loops at Big Cedar to keep building up my climbing legs, this is the best set of trails to train on that I have found.

Customer Service

Pick the loop that is right for you and work your way up to the more difficult ones.

Similar Products Used: Cedar Hill State Park.....really fun cross country riding....
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4
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4
Old-Goat   Weekend Warrior [Dec 09, 2012]

I normally ride Walnut Creek in Austin and RPR in Burnet.
The advanced rides on this trail are intense, climbs are relentless and I loved every minute of it! Started out on Ranger and it is a good intermediate initiation to the trails.
Moved to SxSW and this trail rocks if you have seen the videos posted they do not do this trail justice. I can do some climbing but 2 of the climbs I had to get off an walk!
After that i hit Copperhead and let me tell you the part named Snakebit is outstanding!
I also road the new part of Ranger just opened a month ago, this is great and the new obstacles are high intermediate and fun (especially the culvert with bridges added to it).
All in all the trail was a fun 2 hours, the signage is good but some markers to the parking lot would be good(I got a little lost).

Customer Service

Ranger
SxSW
Copperhead Ridge

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5
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5
charles pipes   Cross Country Rider [Nov 22, 2012]

what a great, fun to ride, challenging trail system. we live about 2 hours away and look foward to every trip here. ride here with my eleven year old and there are lots of woo-hoos heard on this trail. great views of joe pool lake must ride if you are close to dallas

Customer Service

ride every inch of this trail one main loop with lots of smaller off loops, i do not do free ride or down hill but if you do there is a very nice area

Similar Products Used: cedar hill state park nice xc trail not challenging but swoopy and fast
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5
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5
thb311   Cross Country Rider [Jun 03, 2012]

This is one of Dallas' toughest trails I've been on since in town. It has a lot of do-able climbs, and fun DH that can wear u out when it's in the upper 90's! They have done a great job on this trail w/ all it's bridges, signage, and trail maintenance. A must for anybody who is into a fun run! I would classify this as an intermediate to advanced tail. Definitely not for a beginner.

Customer Service

Go thru the church parking lot to the Power station and look for the trail head at the lower right hand corner. The map is just inside the woods. Before u take off be sure to fill out the waiver [which we forgot] and look at the map. Trails can be confusing.

Similar Products Used: North shore in Grapevine.
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5
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5
Dos557   Weekend Warrior [Apr 09, 2012]

I have been ride for about 2 years now, I've rode Gateway, Sansom, and Grapvine. BC seems to be a mix of them all and then some. The trails are owned by a church and they seem to be well taken care of, This part of Texas is hilly so your in for a good cardio workout. The signage and maps posted throughout the trail are clear and easy to read. There is one main loop and then a few break-off loops, at each one a small summary is given on what your about to encounter. Their was also a downhill section with wooden structures but it was closed off during my visit. This is going to be my new weekend retreat.

Customer Service

I did the main loop (Ranger) and the "Dog bites Man" section both were a good time.

Similar Products Used: This was the 1st trail I rode out in Dallas
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5
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5
rl.robertson   Cross Country Rider [Feb 16, 2012]

This trail keeps getting better! They have it to around 16 miles in 1 lap now.. The downhills are awesome, and the climbs are a killer workout. Best trail in DFW!

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5
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4
Acceleratedmotion   Cross Country Rider [Nov 30, 2011]

Excellent trail. It's like they took all of the lessons-learned from previous trails and used that knowledge to design and build this one. Good job y'all!

Similar Products Used: Boulder
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5
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4
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