Dry Comal Creek

EASY 27 reviews

Dry Comal Creek is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near New Braunfels, Texas that features a great forest setting 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.

DISTANCE
1.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

muddy

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Love it for trail riding.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice short ride

9 months ago

walking
11 months ago

This nature park is located in an urban area and is basically flat, so don't expect quiet though many parts. It goes around ball fields on the west followed by a bypass beyond that. To the north, it boarders a still active railroad track, but nothing came through while we were there. The east side follows a very small dry creek, which is a peaceful area, before turning back to the o/b portion of the trail. The trail never really boarders the Comal Creek as there is a greenbelt between it and the trail. It does appear that another trail once followed closer to the creek as you see benches in the distance. They may be repairing/improving that area. The trail was well maintained and has small connector spurs within the loop area. If I lived within 10-15 minutes of this trail, I would use it regularly.

backpacking
11 months ago

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The trail has lots of forks but isn't well marked. We just wandered around and the kids had a good time. I know there are plans to do some maintenance on this trail and that will definitely help.

mountain biking
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Great place to hit the trails on two wheels

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I use to go to this trail all the time since it is so close to my house and loved it. Recently they've been doing some type of project and cutting down trees over there and putting down mulch and I haven't gone since. The feeling of being in nature is almost completely gone. Very disappointed.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

This is a small, easy trail that follows a single track, mostly mud based. It just rained two days ago, but it was easy to step to the side and walk around the puddles and my shoes aren't muddy, so don't let that stop you from doing this trail. Don't expect to see big scenes, but come here to just pause along the trail and appreciate the small views beneath the canopy of trees, like sunlit Spanish moss hanging from massive oaks along the creek bed. The New Braunfels park and rec has done a great job leaving it just rough enough to maintain that nature feel but the trails are clearly visible. It doesn't feel like "2.5 miles", but that's what officially listed for the full loop. Panther Canyon feels longer at 0.8 miles. If your into birds, bring binoculars. When you stop for a minute along the trail, you'll begin to realize there's hundreds of them all over, but you'll miss it if you don't listen for it. I was here on Sunday and only saw one other couple on the trail walking quietly. It was a nice change from the droves of people, kids whining and dogs barking at Panther Canyon.