Towering above the DFW Metroplex, Cedar Hill offers some of the most breathtaking views around. The scenic rolling hills and surprising natural beauty are reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country yet conveniently nearby, making Cedar Hill a preferred destination for nature enthusiasts, hikers, cyclists, mountain bikers, boaters, campers and adventure competitors of all kinds.
Bordered by 7,500-acre Joe Pool Lake, Cedar Hill is surrounded by parks, golf courses, public swimming, camping and outdoor activities. On its eastern shore, Cedar Hill State Park, one of the most visited state parks in Texas, features a full-service marina, biking and hiking trails and over 350 campsites.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center at Cedar Hill sits on 270 acres of pristine forest that offers a look at both East and West Texas flora and fauna. The Center, along with the State Park, are part of over 3,000 acres of protected natural space within the city, the highest percentage of preserved open space of any city in the DFW Metroplex area.