White-eyed vireo. Photo: Peter Volkmar
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Updated: May 26, 2022
TRAILS OPEN: Trails are a bit tacky, but we have decided to go ahead and open the trails, knowing conditions will continue to improve.
Special sighting: Golden-cheeked Warbler. The GCWA has not been confirmed in this canyon for possibly decades. While commonly seen in the hill country, it is unusual this far north. Please respect the birds; absolutely NO audio playback to call in the bird. We have yet to spot a female or to confirm if two males are present. We encourage submission of observations, in particular, photos and audio recordings. Send to DCAC@audubon.org
Summer Camp: June 14-17 and July 12-15.
TRAILS ARE OPEN (DURING POSTED BUSINESS HOURS): Also open are our Nature Store, Nature Play area, and indoor bird viewing.
We are excited to welcome you to our trails! We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this new path with limited staff and resources. Now is a great time to see our brand new trail that explores deeper into the canyon. See you outside!
You can reach the staff via e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (469) 526-1980.
If we are closed, or you are just looking for other hiking and walking trails nearby, visit our page describing nearby trails.
We look forward to seeing you!
At Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, the ecosystems of east, west and central Texas converge, making the canyon an ideal location for learning about environmental science and nature. Audubon preserves natural habitat of over 200 acres, a portion of the surrounding 3,000+ acre greenbelt near Cedar Hill State Park and Cedar Ridge Preserve, which is managed by Audubon Dallas.
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has over 2 miles of hiking trails reaching some of the highest elevations in Dallas County, allowing visitors a view of Joe Pool Lake and, on a clear day, to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and beyond. The center's Nature Play area with picnic tables, bird blind with a rain catchment system, education animals on site, a resident raptor, indoor bird viewing area, gift shop, special events and programs enable Dogwood Canyon to serve the community by connecting people with nature, especially thousands of school children that visit on environmental science field trips each year.
Set at the mouth of a forested canyon, Dogwood Canyon is one of the few remaining places in Dallas County to observe native trees, grasses, wildflowers, butterflies, birds, insects, reptiles, etc. in a natural setting. The greenbelt area that includes the center is an important stopover for migrating birds and other species.