Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve Trails

MODERATE 134 reviews
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Rowlett Creek Nature Preserve Trails is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Garland, Texas that features a river 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.

1.6 miles
9 feet

dogs on leash


mountain biking

road biking

trail running



30 days ago

We had an awesome time exploring this trail. There were a lot of bikers but still good for hikers too. Lots of pretty scenery and some interesting obstacles to maneuver. It’s not the most child friendly trail, but we managed!

trail running
1 month ago

Loop 1 great for running. Mostly bikers through here.

mountain biking
4 months ago

6 months ago

One of my favorite mountain biking trails that offers a good mix for hiking as well. The south side has very little elevation change while the north side offers more elevation change. Don't forget your bug spray, some areas are heavily infested with mosquitos.

8 months ago

I followed the directions from this app to get here and it led me no where so I got upset. I looked it up on google and it was about 11 minutes away from where this app led me. Once you get there it is a great running place not to hard. Wouldn't go alone if you get scared easy but had some nice views!

mountain biking
9 months ago

Approximately 13 miles of trail, can be a little confusing at first if you aren't sure of the loop system. Trail was overgrown in some areas. Pretty decent trail for being in the city. Practically no elevation change.

mountain biking
10 months ago

Great trail with different loops and level of difficulties.

trail running
11 months ago

Easy going trail!

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail for mountain biking

11 months ago

This was a great trail with my kids!

mountain biking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Just moved here form SoCal and realize I was spoiled. But I found this little trail close to my home and checked it out. I gotta say, I wasn't expecting much, but I had a lot of fun. There's a lot more territory to cover, than maps and guides lead you to believe. It was a beautiful day to be on a pony, much less a mountain bike. can't ait to go back.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

this trail sucked. It is no longer accessible from Rowlett Rd. You can access a short 1.3 mile trail from Miller road. The rest of the trail is non existent. Very disappointing.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

great trail. the kids had a great time. I'll definitely be going back.. the trails were a small bit confusing. so pay attention!

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

mostly shaded, and a relaxing walk. plenty of bikers. Great for kids. There a creek to play in, and little snail shells the kids can find and collect.

Monday, July 11, 2016

One of my favorite places to go in the Dallas area. It's small, but it's quite great.

mountain biking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Decently fast trail with a few technical parts. Trail is separated into 16 loop sections, you can choose to do one or all. All-in-all a fun ride with plenty of shade, just beware the poison ivy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The trail was okay but looking for something a little but more challenging.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Lots of mosquitos

Monday, May 02, 2016

It was great! Took my 3,4, & 12 year old on their first hike...including the

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Very nice trail. Beautiful, trees were huge for this area. Will definitely go back.

trail running
Saturday, January 09, 2016

Very nice

Sunday, December 06, 2015

From easy to medium to hard with some technical areas. South trail #2 is easy for beginners. Trail 7 will take you to the hardest trail that is very fun.

trail running
Thursday, November 26, 2015

A nice meditative walk out, with some hanging, balancing, and jumping along the way, then a nice efficient run back. Stayed grounded with barefeet.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 20, 2015

Love to ride these trails! They are close to home.

mountain biking
Thursday, August 06, 2015

This is one of my favorite mountain biking trails in the Dallas area

Friday, July 31, 2015

Trail Runners: within 15-20 mins of driving from central Dallas. Easy trails, but your typical mountain bike trail with quick turns, a few up and downs. Trail runs through mostly shade. Quite a few snakes out between 7-12. Today I came across 3 snakes (that i could see)over the entire course. While none were aggressive and happy to be left alone, 2 were directly on the trail and not spotted until after having passed them. 2 of three were same species (copperhead) and the other was a solid dark black or brown. A few snake tips: Treat them with respect and mountain bikers please don't try to piss them off because they will likely strike at the next passerby and it might be a runner. Tell other hikers or bikers nearby to look out for them. Always carry a sharpie and a phone. Circle the area where bitten and record time, continue as swelling increases.

Friday, July 17, 2015

It was great urban oasis with a lot of different terrain. It is a place that you can get in 13 to 15 miles without doing the same trails over. Really nice for a trail you can hit after work.

Friday, July 03, 2015

As of right now after all these rains the mosquitoes are really bad but the trail is awesome.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Good: Nice trail. Technical loops as well as more mellow ones for beginners. There is a right of way for the power lines that has a dirt road through it. this is good for hiking, running with your dog if you're worried about running into cyclists on a busy day. There are good fishing spots along the creek.

The Bad: A lot of trash and general litter! I'm going to contact Garland Parks and Rec to see if we can get some more trashcans in there and have their people stop by there to clean the creek up. I bring trash bags when I go fishing and usually fill at least two. Pack it in, pack it out y'al!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

great well maintained trail for mountain biking. various difficult levels. river side paths have high steep drops. be careful.

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