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Rowlett Nature Trail

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Rowlett Nature Trail is a 2.7 mile 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: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
1 month 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
5 months ago

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.

trail running
Saturday, June 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.

Tuesday, December 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.

trail running
Tuesday, December 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.

Saturday, October 07, 2017

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

Friday, October 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
Monday, October 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
Sunday, October 11, 2015

Very good

hiking
Monday, January 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
Tuesday, January 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.

Monday, February 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.

hiking
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trail running
9 months ago

hiking
Monday, May 21, 2018

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

hiking
Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

paddle sports
Saturday, February 18, 2017

trail running
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