[ Log In ] or [ Register ]

Eh...

MikeFornal has not uploaded any photos with this log entry.
User: MikeFornal - 5/22/2006

Location: Cedar Hill State Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 11.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I hiked through the Duck Pond trail, the connecting trail, and the Talala trail and back. The map said it was 5.5 miles out strung together. Didn't feel that long. The scenery is actually nicer on the road (1382) leading up to the park and on the roads in the park than in the actual trails. The maps absolutely suck as far as being able to tell which way you need to go. I made a turn on duck pond that split at the restroom out there and it apparently isn't even on the map. Ends up being about one leg wide and mostly grown in, not to mention swarming with bees(I HATE bees... and I'm pretty sure they had their nice little homes under the dirt of the trail). It ended up following to a "scenic outlook" - which was just a few pieces of wood set up like an outlook. The actual scenic part was missing. This place is good for a hike if you're a complete beginner and want something easy and don't mind not having a rewarding view anywhere.

Area around Cedar Hill State Park

Loading...
Topo maps provided by MyTopo.com (purchase)

Recommended Item

Recommended Item 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Dallas, Fort Worth: Includes Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties
Joanie Sánchez
List Price: $16.95 Our price: $28.99 Buy Now
This detailed guide by experienced local Joanie Sanchez presents the best, most scenic day-hikes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Covering everything from open prairies to rolling hills to lakeside beaches, the book shows hikers where to follow ancient dinosaur tracks, enjoy a secluded pecan grove, and experience Texas’s vanishing blackland prairie. Like all the guides in this series, this one is based on cutting-edge GPS data, with up-to-date maps and hike profiles.