Trail Locationacross street from 7532 Saddleridge,Dallas,Texas Google Map
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.
Picture of new gate at new trailhead.Open and park inside.
Trail Stewards: Matt Beall, Jeff Ramsey
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 will continue to be updated as more trail access is gained. For more info visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/253097255149607/
Currently opened loops off of Ranger are:
Man Bites Dog (bypass only, follow the caution tape)
Texas Sunset (Beginning section to the road, once you hit the road climb up to the back of the church to access the last portion of the loop. The portion across the road is not owned by the church! Do not ride the lower section until MOA is obtained!)
Coming soon... SXSW (We are establishing a new reoute to access the portion of SXSW that is across ONCOR land.)
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: approximately 8 miles
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.
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:
Waiver Adult Half: