Dry Creek Trail

MODERATE 92 reviews

Dry Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roseville, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
42 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Makes for a peaceful evening walk along Dry Creek. This is a good dirt trail near a nicely paved bike path. Many people walk their dogs. It is not uncommon to see families with young children along the trail. On occasion, some mountain bikers use the trail as well, but most bicyclists stay on the nearby paved bike path.

hiking
4 days ago

trail running
26 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

A nice beginners trail for mountain biking. A short out-and-back that’s mostly flat. Recommended for novices like me.

walking
1 month ago

Great trail for a variety of abilities. Creek and tree cover help keep trail cool. Pretty/colorful in Fall.

1 month ago

Good off path trails for running or hiking!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Lots of friendly people and dogs to sniff. My only complaint is too many humans don’t clean up dog poop so I stop frequently to sniff all the poop. The bike trail is easy while the dirt paths have a lot of options that are more moderate.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is an excellent trail for beginners or experienced folks who just need to knock out a quick 1 hour hike or trail run during the week. It has several options and can be as challenging or tame as you want.
The hiking trails follow parallel to a paved bike trail. There is a smooth, flat dirt trail that is closest to the paved trail...this is the easier of the two. But if you take one of the many auxiliary trails that head towards the creek, there is another more difficult and technical trail that runs along the creek. Lots of log crossings from downed trees, many short and steep downhill/uphill sections, and tons of obstacles to clear. Both dirt trails are far enough away from the paved trail, and the tree cover is so dense, there's an excellent canopy effect. You really forget you're hiking a half mile from a Rite Aid. This is a great all around trail and I usually try to hit it twice a week.

hiking
2 months ago

Excellent park that winds through all sorts of shrubs and trees with many many many small beaches along the creek. A beautiful trail right in the city limits of Sacramento/Roseville. Lots of wildlife (deer, snakes, birds, beavers, squirrels, etc.) and pokey vines so wear pants! Very doable for all ages.

walking
2 months ago

Peaceful. Liked the sounds of the Creek.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Great running and walking hike

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Convenient parking in parking lot. We took the dirt trail which was mostly shaded. Had to make some choices along the way on dirt path. Some minor up and down and stepping over some fallen trees or roots. Nice creek with some places to just stop and enjoy. Next time will bring a few towels and let the kids mess around in the creek. It was only calf high. Good for a close, easy walk.

Hiking/ bike trail on one side, paved walking path on the other, good for stroller.
Has playground and basketball / tennis.
Good shade on dirt path, but none on paved.