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Cedar Mountain Preserve

Cedar Hill, Texas                123 acres                           

Entrance:  West side of FM 1382 between Northwood University 

                and Cedar Hill State Park

Mapsco:    71A, Section "U"

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Preserve Features

Ceder Mountain Preserve offers visitors a number of interesting features and experiences that cannot be found at any other preserve.  At over 700 feet above sea lecedar mountain mapvel, this 123-acre contains some of the highest elevation points in Dallas County.

The preserve is part of an area where two distinct geological formations--a limestone escarpment and blackland prairie--converge.

Such a convergence creates a habitat for plant and animal species that are usually found in east, west, and central Texas.

Cedar Mountain is also located immediately adjacent to the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.  This property contains what is regarded as being perhaps the most southwesternly naturally-occuring population of dogwoods in the U.S.

                                                                                                                 

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Preserve Amenities

The Preserve has a concrete parking area and a 1/4-mile hard-surface ADA trail that were provided by the City of Cedar Hill. It also has a two-mile natural surface trail that explores the area's various ecosystems. Educational programs and restroom facilities are also available at the nearby Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

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The Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Maintenance

Cedar Mountain Preserve is maintained by the City of Cedar Hill.  To report maintenance issues, please call the City of Cedar Hill Parks and Recreation Department at (972) 291-5130.

Restricted Uses

Hunting and the use of alcohol, motorized vehicles, horses, bicycles, fireworks, or weapons are not permitted within the Preserve.