Join Hiking with Geeks, Dallas for a beautiful 4.5 mile hike; geek or no geek, we all have a great time getting to know each other along the way! This hike should take approximately 2.5 hours as we typically take breaks and match one another’s speed as we go.
If you haven’t been before, Cedar Ridge Preserve is hilly and provides several spots with great vistas, some of the highest in the metroplex with a great overlook tower as well! This provides great elevation changes throughout the hike, spanning over 600 acres and featuring a total 9 miles of trails, native trees, grasses and wildflowers, butterfly gardens, birds, etc. It is one of the most popular hiking trails in DFW, with no bikers as it is not a DORBA trail, so let’s plan on a great morning full of scenic hiking fun!
Due to its popularity, Cedar Ridge can be quite busy on Saturdays, so the parking lot may most likely be full. If it is, you will need to park at the Park in the Woods Recreation Center at 6801 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249. Please take parking time into account when calculating your travel time so we can get the hike started on-time.
The event start time is the gathering time. Please meet at the picnic tables right past the restrooms and Education Center near the trailhead at 9:30am. We’ll leave promptly 10-15 minutes after the scheduled start time (to give some cushion for late arrivers while still respecting everyone’s time). We’ll hike the trail starting no later than 9:45, depending on if we are waiting on anyone dealing with parking farther away or not, then get to know each other along the way as we hike.
Please keep in mind (on our HWG scale) that the trails at this location are rated as moderate–difficult for the DFW area because of some elevation changes being quite substantial, and not just for newbies (but nothing we can’t handle, we got this)! Also, make sure to bring enough water to drink during the hike.
For those that want to grab a bite after our hike, we’ll make plans to eat afterwards nearby.
To coordinate rides, please use the Hiking with Geeks Dallas group here: https://geekadventures.org/groups/?hiking-with-geeks-dallas/.
If you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here: https://geekadventures.org/join
Description, advice on how to prepare to hike the trail, and driving directions are here: http://www.audubondallas.org/cedar-ridge-preserve/
We don’t *require* dues, but please consider becoming a supporting member – https://geekadventures.org/shop/membership/supporter-program/
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