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across street from 7532 Saddleridge,Dallas,Texas
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Big Cedar

Trail is currently closed to all traffic. We, the DORBA Board, are working on securing new MOA's from all land owners. Please do not ride closed trails. It is trespassing and hinders the process of getting those land owners to sign the dotted line.Thanks!

ATTENTION! New trail:  address 7532 Saddleridge,Dallas,Texas. New trail head is inside the gate across ISOM from​ this address. Just use the address to find the trail head.This is not the address of the trail head.Trail head does not have an actual address.

the gate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture of new gate at new trailhead.Open and park inside.

Trail Steward:   

Asst. Trail Stewards:  
Email us:    [email protected]

Restrooms are still open. PLEASE: DO NOT park in the church parking lot. Stay out of the back gravel area around the transformer station. The parking around the church building should/must be left for church members. Gravel area belongs to ONCOR! THANKS

Map  http://dorba.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=1923

Weather conditions

http://www.ci.dallas.tx.us/sts/html/fc.html     Dallas Flood Control about 2 blocks from trail 

http://weather.noaa.gov/weather/current/KRBD.html         Red Bird Airport

Nearest Cities: Dallas, Cedar Hill, Duncanville,

 

Directions: Located on the property of Mountain Creek Community Church, 5950 Eagle Ford, Dallas, Texas 75249. From I-20 take Mountain Creek Parkway South to West Wheatland Road. Turn left on West Wheatland Road. Turn Left on Christie Lane (first Left). Turn Right on ISOM Road (first right). Go about 1 long block,Turn Left into NEW Parking lot through the gate. Look for the Trailhead sign. Park anyplace.

 

 Type: Mix of Single Track and jeep/fire road, Multiple Loops, Downhill Area, Dirt Jump Area, Trials Area, Pump Track, Skills Area

 

Distance: 28.x miles and growing

 

Land Owner: Mountain Creek Church

 

Hours: Dawn till Dusk Tuesday through Saturday. Closed on Monday to let area rest. Closed Sunday mornings till 1:00pm for church. Also CLOSED when it rains on the trail and this site gets updated.

 

Description: Big Cedar Wilderness Trails is located atop one of the most breathtaking escarpment areas in North Texas.  Boasting the highest elevation in the city of Dallas, BCWT winds through cedar and hardwood forest and descends quickly into a valley in a dramatic elevation change. The valley consists mostly of mesquite trees and cactus.   At this time, BCWT has ten+ loops ranging from beginner to advanced. They all come off and return to the main trail called Ranger (white).  Each is marked by colored arrows. More trails are under construction.  Video can be seen here.

List of Trails in order: Posted levels of difficulty are will range according to each riders skill.

Texas Sunset (Purple)...(this loop starts just to the left of kiosk.  You can chose to do Texas Sunset  first or last)  Advanced 

Ranger (white)  (This is the MAIN LOOP) Beginner - Intermediate-Advanced 

Blue Canyon (orange inside of white, it is part of the Ranger Loop) Beginner 

SXSW....South by South West (orange) Intermediate-Advanced

Dragonfly (light red) Beginner  

Crooked Tree (green) Beginner

Copperhead Ridge (yellow) Advanced

Man Bites Dog (dark red) Intermediate-Advanced

Highway Rim (yellow) Intermdiate

Lower 40 (light green) Beginner

Emarald Lake Loop (light orange) Beginner

Death Valley (light blue) Intermediate

Pack Mule (green) Intermediate

I Can (Pink!) Beginner 

S.O.S (red) Advanced 

Barbwire(crimson red) Intermediate-Advanced

 

Emerald Lake Loop (not assigned yet) is a beginner friendly loop running under Eagle Ford headed down to the pond by Dallas County's library. Is awaiting the ok for construction.

There is also a 1.76 mile Jeep Road Loop (red/green) all wide double track (walkers and joggers only!!!!)
 

Disclaimer: Each loop has a sign at its beginning on a piece of old wooden fence that indicates its level of difficulty. It is the responsibility of each rider, however, to determine what level of difficulty any particular trail has in relation to his or her level of ability (ie: what one person considers beginner may be advanced for someone else.) Each trail, however easy, may hold unexpected  trail features and should be ridden with caution. Riders assume all responsibility for their own safety. Mountain Creek Community Church, Big Cedar Wilderness Trails, Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association, and their officers, representatives,  staff, boards, and/or volunteers, assume no responsibility and/or liability for personal injury or personal property damage related to or caused by the use of facilities at Big Cedar Wilderness Trails.  HELMET REQUIRED!

BCWT also has some dramatic Downhill Areas and a Trials Area. THESE AREAS ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE DESIGNED FOR FOR EXPERT RIDERS ONLY. A Pump Track and Skills Area are next to the Downhill area of Pitbull.

 

Facilities: Flush Toilets (located near and in the church), Two Picnic Areas, Grills, Two Playgrounds, Two Observation Decks, Stocked Fishing Pond (catch and release only), Camping By Permission, Water Available. Nearest Gas and Food Available at Mountain Creek Parkway and New Clark Road (about one mile).

 

All riders must have a waiver form on file. Forms are available at trail head or in the section below. Forms are good for current calendar year and must be filled out again after December 31, 2016. Please place filled in waiver forms in the mailbox on the kiosk at the trail head.

Adult and Minor waivers 2 to a page and 1 (half) to a page here:

Adult Waiver:

http://www.dorba.org/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=6786&sid=6e19fa4012fc50bee4e3a46be00eabc9

Minor Waiver:

http://www.dorba.org/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=6787&sid=6e19fa4012fc50bee4e3a46be00eabc9

Waiver Adult Half:

http://www.dorba.org/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=6789&sid=6e19fa4012fc50bee4e3a46be00eabc9

Minor-Half:

http://www.dorba.org/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=6788&sid=6e19fa4012fc50bee4e3a46be00eabc9

 

Location

Trailhead
United States
32.647552, N -96.956250 W