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    Info on Dallas trails

    I've been looking to try out Big Cedar trails in Dallas. The Dorba.org page was showing it was open, then closed due to land rights issues. But, once I checked the other trails on the site it shows all trails are closed. I'm guessing the site is just not correct.

    Anyone live in that area and know if Big Cedar is open? I'd be coming from San Antonio so I'd like to make sure its open and worth the drive.
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    I would guess almost all are listed closed due to weather. We had 3+ inches of rain in the last few days, ground is saturated. The site is usually pretty accurate and is updated (depending on the specific trail) almost daily.

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    Ohh I didnt know you guys were getting that much rain. What would you say are the best trails to ride in that area?
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    We got a lot of rain these past two days, with more to come so I don't expect the trails to open up for a couple of days. I haven't been to Big Cedar since it closed, but heard only the top parts are the ones that are open. It's still a great trail, and I need to go out there myself to check it out again.

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    The trail is now open to the public again but only a fraction of what was open previously, as matadorce posted. Only ~8 miles are available of the previously ~22 miles. It's fun for what it is but nothing like the epic trail that it once was. At one time, it might have been worth the ~6 hour drive but IMO it's not now unless you're already in town for another reason.
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    I am too will be headed to Dallas golfers, but I think its not open so I am considering to have a journey and will head to Big Cedar place. But hearing out the comments above made me want to go to that trails.
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    Just returned to SA after riding Big Cedar for the first time on 9/13/17. Park was open, arrived at 7am and a gentleman opened the gate at Isom ent. Enjoyed the trails, in some spots the overgrowth was a little annoying but do-able. Overall I would recommend the park. There are some advanced areas but you can bypass the big drops.

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    I used to frequent Big Cedar regularly when it was it's 'full-size' and before the closure. With all of the events that has led to it current status, I have yet to return. Perhaps I should check it out again.
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    Very sad what happened there. I did almost every race held there and several more times when I was in town just to ride. The church that owns the main property really benefited from it. Textbook case for land access issues.
    PS: Cedar Hill State Park is just a few miles away, not as extreme but still lots of fun.

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    Is anyone out here gone to Dallas, Lone Oak? I really need some fun experiences before I go to dallas trails then to Lone Oak.
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    Where's Lone Oak? Never heard of it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    Where's Lone Oak? Never heard of it?
    It is also located in Dallas texas. I heard its like a countryside.
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    Lone oak is not one of the designated trails here in the DFW area. I asked several others about it and no one that I talked to has heard of it. Do you have more details or specifically where it is?
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    Johnson Branch maybe that's on Lone Oak Rd? When I heard Lone Oak I knew it sounded familiar.
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    Johnson Branch Trail...

    Ha, you might be correct. It's on Lake Ray Roberts. Actually, it's not on Lone Oak rd, but just off of it I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleared2land View Post
    I used to frequent Big Cedar regularly when it was it's 'full-size' and before the closure. With all of the events that has led to it current status, I have yet to return. Perhaps I should check it out again.
    WHat happened to it?
    I haven't ridden in 3+ years, but I remember it being a large network and really fun. Did portions of it getting officially closed down?

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    There are four sets of trails in the same area as Big Cedar so if you are not digging on Big Cedar you have other very close options. There is Cedar Hill State Park, Boulder Park and Oak Cliff Nature Preserve. They are all different and all fun, you cant really go wrong. Big Cedar is still fun and I would put Boulder as a close second (if not first with the changes at Big Cedar).

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