Trail Location

across street from 7532 Saddleridge,Dallas,Texas
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Big Cedar

Trailhead address:

7532 Saddleridge, Dallas, Texas. New trail head is inside the gate across ISOM Drive from​ this address. 

 

Trail Steward:

Jeff Ramsey

 

Assistant Trail Stewards:

Jason Barton

 

Email us:    [email protected]

Restrooms on Church property are open. Please do not park in the church parking lot or the area around the ONCOR transformer station. 

For trail updates and info on current events please visit Friends of Big Cedar on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/253097255149607/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bigcedardallas/

 

Currently opened loops off of Ranger are:

Dragonfly

Crooked Tree

Man Bites Dog

I Can

Texas Sunset

SXSW

 

Weather conditions

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

https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=32.63852970000005&lon=-96.90623369999997#.XRKDtuhKiM8   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, 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 untill 1:00pm for church service. 

 

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. THESE AREAS ARE DANGEROUS AND ARE DESIGNED FOR FOR EXPERT RIDERS ONLY.  Pump Track and Skills Area located near the Downhill area (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. Electronic forms available to E-Sign using QR Reader with any smartphone can be found at the trail head OR there is a link below to electronic version of the waiver as well, just fill one out before you ride please! Forms are good for current calendar year and must be filled out again after December 31, 2019.

http://prayermountain.com/waiver/

Location

Trailhead
United States
32.647552, N -96.956250 W