Date: 5/29/2017 Location: Cedar Mountain Nature Preserve (Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center)
Distance: 2-3 miles
I started out with intentions of going to Cedar Hill State Park for a hike on the DORBA trails and maybe the Duck Pond trail... I got to CHSP, was told the trails were closed, and left kind of bummed out. I didn't have cash in the car for Cedar Ridge Preserve so I drove down the road and saw Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and remembered reading that there was a trail there. I had to go turn around then do a U-Turn, but I finally made it to the parking area. I set off, not knowing much about the trail and was quickly delighted. After an initial portion of the trail near Belt Line road, it went uphill and into the woods. For the most part, the entire trail was shaded and cool. It was probably just over a mile to the loop and I did the loop again to take it all in. All in all, I think I did about 2.3 miles - Google Fit kind of messed up and had a GPS error so it said WAY more than it was. It's a nice, light and easy trail for anyone!