FM 1382 Hike and Bike Trail
|Trail construction on west FM 1382 between New Clark Road to Cedar Hill City Limits (Joe Pool Lake Overlook)|
|This Hike and Bike Trail construction is a collaborative effort (funding) between TxDOT, Dallas County, grant funding through NCTCOG and the City of Cedar Hill. The project was coordinated in conjunction with Texas Parks and Wildlife, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, and Newman Academy. This project will complete another section of long term-planned North-South Core Trail as identified in the City of Cedar Hill 2012 Parks, Recreation, Trails & Open Space Visioning Master Plan.|
|FM 1382 Hike and Bike Trail construction from New Clark Road to the Entrance to Cedar Hill State Park (Phase I Construction)|
Phase I construction will be on hold until September 1, 2018 in order to minimize nesting impact of the Golden-cheeked Warbler and Black-capped Vireo. Both bird species are endangered and portions of the trail extend trough identified nesting areas. Please be aware that the Phase II portion of this project is outside of these protected areas. Click here for more information.
We apologize for the delay and any related inconvenience.
The Hike and Bike trail along west FM 1382 between New Clark Road and the entrance road to Cedar Hill State Park is currently under construction and scheduled to be completed in late Spring 2019. TxDOT is managing the construction.
Willie Bolden, Project Manager
Texas Department of Transportation
Steve Schell, P.E.
The trail alignment goes through the wooded area along the south side of West FM 1382. This is on the same side of the road as Dogwood Canyon Audubon, Newman Academy / Northwood University, Cedar Hill State Park. General clearing and grubbing including some tree removals are currently underway.
Cedar Mountain Preserve, including the trail, is CLOSED during Phase I of 1382 Trail Construction. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and will reopen as soon as safely possible.
The proposed improvements include two amenity stations.
|FM 1382 Trail construction from the Entrance to Cedar Hill State Park to Cedar Hill City Limits (Phase II Construction)|
|The Hike and Bike trail along west FM 1382 between the entrance road to the Cedar Hill State Park to the Cedar Hill City limits is in the final stages of planning and contract preparation. Construction is anticipated to begin In January 2018 with a ribbon cutting in the Spring of 2020. The City of Cedar Hill is managing the construction of this project.
Shawn Ray, Parks Superintendent
Parks and Recreation Department
City of Cedar Hill
972 291 5100 extension 2844
The trail alignment runs along the Cedar Hill State Park side of west FM 1382. The proposed improvements include the installation of a pedestrian / hike and bike bridge spanning a drainage ravine. This being the same area which FM 1382 has bridges spanning the same ravine. In addition, the improvements include the installation of an architectural overlook and amenity station.
Phase II also has some environmental consideration but the trail alignment was designed and has been adjusted to avoid environmentally sensitive areas. The two species identified in the Phase II areas are the Texas Garter Snake and the Plains Spotted Skunk. The contractor has been made aware of these considerations and they have been instructed that these two species may be present on-site and to avoid the dens of the Plains Spotted Skunk.