Dry Creek Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Modesto, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
From out of town on Interstate 99 exit east on Briggsmore Ave, turn south on Oakdale Road, continue beyond Scenic Ave where Oakdale Road turns into El Vista Ave. and take the next right turn on Edgebrook Dr, continue to the right turn entrance into Dry Creek Regional Park.
Great trail for beginner to moderate. If you want a little challenge go off the paved path and onto the trail along the water. You can make it as long or as short as you'd like.
Easy simple trail.
fairly busy trail but lush with oak trees in places and orchards.
great trail for trailrunning!! watch out for squirrels and Pokémon hunters!!
With a myriad of single track trails on both sides of the nice 2 way (marked)asphalt main trail that runs the mostly flat but quite curvy 4.5 mi route from near downtown to Claus Rd to the east, this scenic trail boasts, a main park with 4 tennis courts and a large covered picnic area, basketball hoops, and 2 children's play grounds. Dry Creek is never quite dry and runs wild like a river during the short rain season, then morphs back to it's lazy slow moving self during the other 10 months. Don't forget the 3 separate sets of 9 holes for some intense disc golf, and the nearby Creekside GC.
This all around recreation area is Modesto's best outdoor family excercise location, IMHO of course.
Definitely not what I would Consider a "hike" but it is a lovely trail for a bike ride or a morning jog.
It's a nice place to jog or bike ride, it is popular so best times are weekday mornings when there are less people.
Not a bad trail for a bike ride. Can be a lot of people on the trail walking and riding though.
I went and it was fun, but my car got broken into and everything was stolen out of it. Be cautious.
Perfect time of the year. Everything is so green!!!! Just note that there are homeless people throughout the ride
Super easy because it was paved the whole way. Got in 10 miles out and back. The sound of the birds made the hike enjoyable. Viewing the houses along the way made the time pass. A homeless encampment was under one of the overpasses but it was peaceful. A lot of people use the trail so you are never alone. On a soggy day I would use this trail again; no mud unless you choose to find it.
Love it. Beautiful scenery. Easy walk river was awesome
This is my 'go to hike' when I can't get out of town, (although it's too crowded on the weekends for me). I also enjoy frisbee golf while I'm there. If you venture off the pavement watch your step, the gopher and squirrel holes are plentiful and HUGE.
Local space to get in some outdoor healing.