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Cedar Brake Loop Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

My favorite trail at the Heard Museum! It's almost spooky inside the cedar brake.


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0.6

Miles

1.0

KM

98%

Runnable

572' 174 m

High

541' 165 m

Low

53' 16 m

Up

54' 16 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (4°)

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Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

Admission to the Heard Museum is $10.

Description

This loop trail is accessed off the Wood Duck Trail. The trail is not improved with gravel like the other Heard trails, and was more muddy when I visited. Most of the trail goes through a dense cedar brake, and it's very different from the other trails here. It's a little spooky.

The bottoms of the cedars have bare branches that make the trees appear dead. The trees are thick and there is very little underbrush here. It's a special place.

One section of the trail runs along the edge of a meadow with lots of native plants and wildflowers, but most of the trail is shaded. It's a fairly flat trail with no obstacles.

Flora & Fauna

Cedars! Wildflowers in the meadow. Lots of birds.

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Shared By:

Sheryl S

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#4

in McKinney

#18800

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Trail Rankings

#4

in McKinney

#411

in Texas

#18,800

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One of the boardwalk sections that runs along a creek.
Jul 5, 2021 near Fairview, TX
The Cedar Brake trail.
Jul 5, 2021 near Fairview, TX

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