Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)


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Dry Creek Trail (Modesto) Facts

States: California
Counties: Stanislaus
Length: 4.7 miles
Trail end points: Moose Park on N. Morton Blvd. and Claus Rd. and Gomes Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6377768

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto) Description

The paved Dry Creek Trail begins near downtown Modesto and meanders east through a series of neighborhood parks along Dry Creek. The pathway features a couple of footbridges and roadway underpasses and is well-used by locals; you will usually see herds of people walking, running, skating and biking, with many accompanied by leashed dogs.

Variable amounts of water flow through Dry Creek according to rainfall, but even at its driest the area is beautiful. A variety of vegetation abounds, including eucalyptus towards the western end of the trail and native oaks to the east. An assortment of resident valley birds and small animals may be seen and heard on your journey. In the winter, migrating birds appear on and near the creek.

Near the trail's midpoint, East La Loma Park offers children's play areas, tennis courts, restrooms, parking and an extensive Frisbee golf course. (Access is free but bring your own Frisbee.) During summer afternoons, the sections of the trail that are less shaded can become extremely hot, so it is recommended that you carry a large supply of cool water, as drinking fountains are few and far between and sometimes out of order.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Dry Creek Trail is available at Moose Park (512 N. Morton Boulevard) and East La Loma Park (2001 Edgebrook Drive) in Modesto.

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto) Reviews

Nice trail thru town...perfect for all ages...

Nice trail thru town...perfect for all ages...

very enjoyable morning

Took the bikes out for the first time with the wife on her first ride and we decided to ride just around the house and slowly worked her towards the trail and she loved it and did the entire ride and worked our way back home nearly 10 miles on her first ride!! Beautiful riding with great sites.

Call this “Thousand Oak Trail”

Experience walking/biking under the canopy of thousands of oak trees on a flat, winding asphalt trail for all ages. I have always passed friendly folks and random bicycle police. (Thank you)

this a great trail for family and friends to spend the day at.

this a great trail for family and friends to spend the day at.


Nice, flat, pretty trail

Had a nice relaxing ride along the trail in May. Weather was sunny but pleasant. The trail description is accurate: the trail follows Dry Creek, which had water after the Winter's heavy rains. The trail passes through several parks, as well as oak trees and grassland. We saw several people walking and biking on the trail, but it was not nearly as crowded as the Crystal Springs Trail. Recommended for Spring and Fall and possibly Winter, if it's not raining. Can be very hot in the Summer.

bike ride

Nice calm cool day for a ride this morning, a few dips and curves beautiful scenery that was mountain and a meadow like. Good for my son and I to try out as we are both not used to long rides yet but hope to continue to learn and gather more experience while enjoying some nature.

Dry Creek Trail Motivational Exercise

My family and I rode our bikes the complete trail on Sat. and enjoyed it so much went back next day to ride and walk our dogs. Everyone there on trail very friendly and doing their thing for exercise and fun. I really enjoyed the dirt trails close to the river. Its a great place to spend your time.


My grandson and I go everyday for a bike ride/walk everyday. Great exercise.

Great bike ride!

Enjoyed the length and condition of this trail. Did not like the street parking we found at Moose park end, so went to LaLoma park. Big lot with lots of activity.

Sunday PM Walk

We started at the Coffee Road entrance and walked to just past the El Vista overpass. It was a great afternoon with perfect weather on February 15 2015. The temperature was in the mid to high 60s, so just right for walking. Everything was green except for the oak tree that still had no leaves.

Drycreek Trail

Great trail. Each mile provides new and different scenery. Good year round. Can be very hot on summer afternoons.

Nice Scenic Trail - 5/31/10

This is a well-maintained asphalt trail, mostly level with a few slopes. According to my GPS, the length of the trail is closer to 4.6 Miles instead of 6 miles. There is a very nice park and golf course along the trail. There is also a frisbee golf course. There are several access points to the trail. Watch out for bicycles and skate boards merging from the sides as they speed down the slopes toward the main trail.

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