Cedar Hill is a lovely city located in the Dallas and Ellis counties in Texas. The town is mostly known for the 1856 tornado that ripped through the town and only left two buildings standing after its destruction was finished. Since then, Cedar Hill has grown, and its residents take their dogs' health very seriously! It's home to five veterinarians that your pup can visit for a check-up or any medical need that should arise.
If your dog loves to explore the great outdoors, then take him to visit one of the great parks that Cedar Hill has to offer. Crawford Park is a great place to let Fido explore. It’s 10.76-acres features amenities like picnic tables, restrooms, a baseball field, grills, and an open grass field that your dog can play fetch in. If you’re both craving more space to explore, then head over to Valley Ridge Park which is a whopping 164-acres of doggie heaven! The park offers a fishing pond, a 1.5-mile paved trail to explore, plus some sports fields.
All that outdoor adventure may leave you two hungry. Be sure to stop into one of the dog friendly restaurants that welcomes your dog to join you for a tasty meal. Schlotzsky’s is a well-known restaurant that serves up tasty salads, wraps, and flatbreads that you can eat on their dog friendly outdoor patio.
Cedar Hill State Park is a pawsome park to hike with Fido and spend a nice afternoon exploring. The park features four trails that your dog is welcome to be on with you if he stays on leash. The Dorba Trail has three different loops you can complete, which range from 2.5-miles to 10-miles, taking you through wooded areas. This trail is known to be populated by mountain bikers, so be cautious with your pup. The Overlook Trail has a small creek that runs through it that is perfect to splash through with your pup, and is considered one of the easier trails in Cedar Hill State Park. The Duck Pond Trail is the shortest hike out of the four, and only a half-mile long. This trail takes you pass an open field and a small duck pond before you cross a creek by a small bridge. The last beautiful trail you both can explore is the Talala Trail. This pawsome trail takes you through a wooded area and a small gully, and will take you up some hills, so it can be a more challenging hike for some. Make sure to bring plenty of water with you while you enjoy these great hikes.
The Uptown Boulevard neighborhood is filled with tasty eateries that you and Fido can visit for a fun lunch together. TGI Fridays has a diverse menu with classic favorites like burgers and sandwiches. If you and Fido are looking for some delicious unusual burgers to try, then head over to Whataburger and grab their chorizo burger or avocado bacon burger. Trust us, Fido would love some of that bacon! Pizza and beer is always a great option, and Old Chicago Pizza and Taproom has just that for you. Grab a beer and enjoy a delicious deep-dish Chicago style pizza with Fido. All three of these restaurants have dog-friendly patios and welcome your pup to enjoy a great meal with you.
The Virginia Weaver Park is a lovely 27.64-acre park that has a lighted pavilion, tables for a picnic, grills, restrooms, and a trail that is 0.3-miles long. The park also has a wide-open field that is perfect for fetch. If your pup wants to continue the adventure, the Virginal Weave Park contains a trailhead for the Red Oak Creek Trail. You pup needs to stay on leash when visiting the park and trail, and remember to bring water and clean-up bags with you as well, so nothing gets left behind.
The Windmill Hill Nature Preserve is a fantastic spot to hike to Fido, and offers a 1.6-mile hike. Locals note that you can make the hike longer or shorter depending on what path you take. Considered a moderate hike, almost anyone can do it, but be aware that it has a 124-foot elevation gain. The trail is mainly through a wooded area with some rocky paths and a nice view of Texas’ native wild flowers. Make sure to bring plenty of water for the two of you while you hike and bring clean-up bags as well.
The Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve is a great spot to take a hike with Fido and explore this pawsome park in Dallas. It is only about five minutes out of Cedar Hill, so your dog won’t mind the short trip to get to the park. The park is 600-acres and is filled with beautiful native trees and wildflowers that your pup can sniff. There is a picnic area that you both can relax at and have a nice picnic, plus a butterfly garden to explore. Your dog needs to stay on leash while visiting the Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve, and be sure to bring water.