Dry Creek Trail

MODERATE 84 reviews

Dry Creek Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly 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
55 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
1 day ago

hiking
2 days 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
15 days ago

hiking
17 days 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
19 days 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
19 days ago

Peaceful. Liked the sounds of the Creek.

hiking
23 days ago

25 days ago

Great running and walking hike

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

walking
1 month ago

Nice little beach coves. Water slow great time.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

took my 7, 8, and 10 year olds for their first dirt trail hike and they loved it. They took turns leading and choosing which fork to take as the handful of paths crossed between the cement bike trail and the creek. we often felt like we were far away from everything, though we were never more than a hundred yards or so from the bike trail, so we felt free to explore. It is mostly flat with a few 10-20 foot inclines up and down old creek beds. I had to offer them my hand occasionally on steeper inclines, but it was never more than they could handle. I just hiked the Steep Ravine trail in the North Bay last week, and next to that, this is an absolute breeze. You should be aware that much of the trail, especially if you choose the paths closer to the creek, is quite sandy. Enjoy

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

perfect for the family.