Dry Creek Trail

EASY 103 reviews

Dry Creek Trail is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Modesto, California 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.

8.8 miles
291 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running





wild flowers


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.

15 days ago

Sunday morning, plenty of walkers, bikers, dig walking etc. felt completely safe.

22 days ago

I really like this trail, it’s pretty peaceful, been coming to this trail for the last 5 years. :)

2 months ago

Easy walking trail. It’s all cement so it makes it pretty easy to walk.. just watch out for the homeless people some will decide to pee down the river or hide there to do drugs. which is gross if you want to go down to see the river. Keep them out please...

2 months ago

Hot and dry in the summer months. Nicest after the winter/spring rains. Early morning or evening is best, but be off the west end before full dark as the neighborhood is very sketchy. Closest thing to a nature walk in Modesto. Be mindful of bikers.

3 months ago

I had a great walk with my dogs on this easily walkable trail. The drinking fountains were a plus!

4 months ago

Easy paths for everyone and nice off trail paths for the more adventurous. Lots of trees to shade you along the way. Clean also. Didn’t see any litter.

4 months ago

This is a ditch not a river - almost funny... still got some miles but this is the most off base description. I’ve seen on this app. Do not go unless you want to walk along a paved path by a dirty slew ( sorry)

5 months ago

Best trail in the area!

mountain biking
5 months ago

Random poop piles, dilapidated tents and sleeping bags strewn along the shore of the creek, mounds of trash, stray dogs, and wandering tweekers. Ignoring those, it's not a bad trail.

6 months ago

watch out for the homeless people!

mountain biking
8 months ago

I usually take my son here to ride bikes, and it is nice because there is allot of family’s who take this trail as well.

9 months ago

Long, flat, shade options, paved with dirt trails to the sides. Public bathroom that are kind of dirty. Best early morning or late evening as the sun can get intense mid day.

10 months ago

Great easy trail whether you just wanna take a stroll, bike ride, or walk the dog. There is also a park for the kids and a basketball court.

trail running
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Probably the best running path/trail in Modesto, but that's not saying much. The eastern half had a lot less homeless.

trail running
Monday, June 12, 2017

Nice urban trail for the family.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Easy and the best trail in Modesto. Busy Saturday mornings w the Teen running group and Sunday mornings are full of Disc Golf players

road biking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

fun, variety of activities, no breath taking views but sure gives u a good family experience.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great place to go if you want to get away from car traffic. Can get warm, so take water. We saw people allowing their dogs to poop and not cleaning it up, but other than that-friendly place to get outside

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Nice trail I mountain bike it often you won't find anything like it in the area . Watch out for the sketchy people around moose park. There are many different starting point I usually park near moose park and start there

road biking
Thursday, December 29, 2016

Great trail! We love to go bicycling with the whole family. The trail is wide so people can easily pass each other safely.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

it is a nice trail, i go every weekend for endurance runs.
recomend it.

Monday, October 10, 2016

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.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Easy simple trail.

Friday, September 02, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

fairly busy trail but lush with oak trees in places and orchards.

trail running
Monday, July 11, 2016

great trail for trailrunning!! watch out for squirrels and Pokémon hunters!!

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 05, 2016

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Definitely not what I would Consider a "hike" but it is a lovely trail for a bike ride or a morning jog.

Monday, May 30, 2016

It's a nice place to jog or bike ride, it is popular so best times are weekday mornings when there are less people.

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