Rowlett Nature Trail is a 4.3 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rowlett, Texas that features a lake 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: 4.3 km Elevation Gain: 15 m Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

walking

running

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

recorded Solid

hiking
19 days ago

Was a very solid trail not fair -25 min, from the heart of Dallas. Roughly 6 miles and has a creek running through it where it offers the best “views” (come on its Dallas). All around good hike. The creek has more trash than you’d like to see, but you’ll have that. Will go back.

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4 months ago

Great trail for casual hike

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4 months ago

Great little trail right in the community. Wide, maintained gravel trail that is easy to walk. Nice little picturesque rest areas along the way if you need them, and great places to see the creek and marsh as well. Beautiful trees and lots of squirrels. Perfect for a family walk with your kids and/or dogs.

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bugs
9 months ago

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11 months ago

Nice, small trail with majority of it shaded. A lot of the trail is covered in small granules or small pebble-like rocks, which is comfortable to hike or trail run on, but will kick up into your shoes. I’d suggest boots or if wearing trail runners, use small gaiters to cover shoes. During the spring, summer, and fall, be sure to use mosquito spray. Especially, after any rain. Also, I’ve seen different types of snakes each time I’ve gone on the trail. Copperheads, garters, plain bellied water snakes, and I’ve heard there are cottonmouths closer to the creek and lake. I love snakes, so they don’t bother me, but I know others might not be so thrilled to run into any. Like most snakes in this area, they are more afraid of us, and will try to get away. There is a lot of poison ivy, so be cautious on edges of trail. Like, other reviewers have said previously, this trail runs along the backyards of a neighborhood. It’s still pretty quiet and not as full of trash as many other creeks in Dallas. Really, flat trail with very little elevation. Easy for any skill level. A little over 2 miles from start to back to starting point. Does not loop, so you just turn around when it ends and go back the way you came.

hiking
muddy
Sun Jan 27 2019

The trail head is difficult to identify with no signs. As the other hiker said it is on the east side of the creek. White wood fencing and newer homer make it look like it’s a driveway. It isn’t. Trail is maintained by Rowlett parks and recreation. At 1.4 mile mark is where they’ve closed the trail and marked it private property. Right before this closure is where you can see the lake with leaves off the trees.

running
Sat Jun 30 2018

That trail head is very easy to miss. Google takes you to the west side of the creek, the Rowlett Nature trail is on the east side. It has a picnic bench, and a tiny pond complete with a gravel parking lot at the entrance. You can not see the trail from the street. On the west side of the creek is another paved parking lot and a few tiny, but very overgrown trails; great spots for fishing though.

Tue Dec 26 2017

Trail runs along the back of a neighborhood, so backyards are visible the entire length of the 1.5 mile trail. also, although on the map it appears to run along the creek, the creek is not visible from the trail. The trail ends just before the lake, so no great view at the end.

running
Tue Dec 12 2017

nice little, trail ran it at night, so don't have much to say however there were Trail markers so that if you were to get injured or lost you will know exactly where you are they're labeled as NT 1 and so on. one thing that is semi-critical about the directions that both Google Maps and all Trails will give you is this. All Trails will send you to a cul-de-sac in a neighborhood with no access to the trail itself, and Google will also do the same but this time it's kind of in the middle of the road. The actual coordinates are as follows 32.8938433, -96.5875476 or 8645VCV6+GX if you use plus code.

Sat Oct 07 2017

i liked it for hiking but not road running there isbt any pavement only dirt and grass

Fri Oct 07 2016

I can't find the trail! I think I found the trailhead and since it rained recently maybe the trail is under water?? There is also construction happening here so I have no idea whether I'm at the trailhead or not. Another Dallas area nature disappointment...

hiking
Mon Oct 19 2015

It was a fun and easy hike for the whole family. We found a southern copperhead along the way, which was fun and scary. The only disappointment was that there was no access to the water this late in the year (mid October).

hiking
Sun Oct 11 2015

Very good

hiking
Mon Jan 26 2015

Nice, easy trail. Good access to fishing for white bass in the spring at the very end of the trail where Rowlett creek opens up into Lake Ray Hubbard. ***Please be careful of snakes*** I have hiked a lot of the trails in DFW and I have seen the most snakes here, for whatever reason. A lot of copper heads. I would recommend going during the middle of the day and on colder days when the snakes will be less active. Please do not litter!

walking
Tue Jan 20 2015

I hiked this easy trail with my three kids, 6,3, and one in a stroller. The trail is flat, easy to follow and very well maintained. The sign at the trail head said 1.3 miles, but there was no distance markers so I'm not sure how accurate it is. The two older kids completed the whole thing with almost no complaining, nice place for a family hike.

Mon Feb 24 2014

This is acutally a Rowlett trail. It is mostly crushed stone hardpacked. I would say the level is easy but a couple of creek crossings require some technique. It is a double track and will have some hikers so be cautious if cycling. The trail winds behind the houses on Indian trail and is nice when the lake is up. still a fun trail for a beginner.

Sat May 01 2010

This is my favorite trail! It's beautiful and tree-covered. It's green in the summer and the leaves are breath-taking in the fall. I recommend it because there's something for everyone here.

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