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blue Cedar Brake Outer Loop

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7.6 mile 12.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 654' 199 m
Descent: -668' -204 m
High: 881' 269 m
Low: 655' 200 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 15% (8°)

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Trail shared by John Shuttlesworth

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A great trail that takes you around the northern perimeter of the park and provides access to the backcountry campsites.

John Shuttlesworth

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

For trail conditions, closures, and restrictions check the park website. As most trails either follow the river or require you to cross it, it is wise to check for closures prior to visiting.

Description

This trail begins at the parking area just east after entering the park. Your path immediately takes you across the Pauluxy River, so prepare to get your feet wet. Special care should be taken at times of high water. After crossing the river, the trail goes up a short incline and follows the river for a short time. The trail is easy to follow and well marked and should offer no problems navigating. The trail grade varies, but is steep in places as it travels in and out of forested areas as it follows the boundary of the park. The path is typically hard pack with plenty of rocks, so mind you step, especially in the steeper portions. This trail offers access to many of the backcountry campsites as well as plenty of solitude and opportunities for wildlife and bird viewing. Overall, this route provides a nice long hike that can be combined with a backcountry campsite for a great overnight trip close to DFW.

Flora & Fauna

For more information on local flora and fauna checkout the park website.

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Aug 11, 2018
Amanda Williams
5mi
May 9, 2018
G. Sean Massingill
7.6mi
May 9, 2018
Kirstie Massingill
Awesome hike. Long and hot. Next time we need to pack more water for ourselves. 7.6mi
Jul 27, 2017
Yecenia Ponciano
Feb 26, 2016
Caitlin McCreery
Long trail covers the exterior of the park- connects to many other trails along the way and crosses the river. 7.6mi

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