The Cedar Mountain Nature Preserve is a special use park that offers visitors a variety of interesting features. Located adjacent to the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, this 110-acre preserve contains some of the highest elevations, approximately 700 feet above sea level, in Dallas County and features the uncommon convergence of limestone escarpment and blackland prairie.
The convergence of these two distinct geological formations creates a habitat for plant and animal species usually found in east, west, and central Texas, creating a unique experience for visitors that cannot be found at any other preserve.
The Cedar Mountain Nature Preserve offers a variety of amenities including parking at the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center trailhead, a 0.3-mile paved trail, and a 0.7-mile natural trail that allows visitors to explore the area's varied and unique ecosystems.
Cedar Mountain Preserve, including trail, is closed during Phase I of 1382 Trail Construction. We anticipate the trail reopening Fall 2019. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes. Look for reopening announcements on social media and on our Monday morning blog post, This Week in Cedar Hill.