Dry Creek Trail

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9
miles

Beginner

Singletrack
76
elevation (ft)
2.5
avg mph
65
ridden
23
wishlist
1:50
avg time

Out & Back
AVERAGE RATING
4.25 out of 5
About This Trail
added by Guest on October 7, 2003
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This little known trail parallels Dry Creek, a tributary of the Tuolmne River. The trail is a series of undulating, twisting, technical single track trails that parallel a paved bike / jogging path. The trail extends east to Claus Rd. and west to La Loma Ave. The up and back distance is approximately 9 miles. The City of Modesto maintains the paved bike path, however, the single track trails are unofficially maintained by local enthusiasts :-) Please be courteous to other trail users and "tread lightly". Enjoy!
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on May 11, 2014
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on Apr 28, 2014
 
DEEYE on November 23, 2014
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Review: This is my go to trial- I live near by. The trail club here in modesto is improving the trail every day. It's about 5 miles one way so you can get in a good 10 mile ride. I'm ready to go hit Santa Cruz for something different- dry creek is a lot of fun

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chalo1 on December 25, 2013
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Review: I just completed this course today and I must say it's one of the best places have written so far. Nice family environment, also challenging trails at the same time easy. You just have to pick your trail and that's how much fun you will have

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sicwikedfasho on October 20, 2012
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Review: Being modesto only singetrack trails, it a really good beginner trail, very smooth and not many rocks and debris. some area have very low tree branches, so your going need to duck. some parts of the trail are narrow and close to edge, but there alternate route to avoid them

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thetroutman85 on September 5, 2012
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Review: Almost trail.... My first time here and I was blown away. If your a noob, this is a trail to try.

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PaleRider on July 30, 2012
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Review: I've been riding this trail for 20 years and it is constantly changing. I also ride Mammoth, Tahoe and others. For a trail with no elevation this trail is real good. If you choose the right paths it can be challenging. Good narrow single track. Short climbs and some good short downhill. Ride the trail from Kewin to Claus Rd and you can put in a good 12 mile ride.

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cardinalli on June 24, 2012
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Review: Easy ride for beginners. Nothing to technical. There are a couple of spots that are challenging but always has an alternate route.

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VonDoken on April 5, 2012
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Review: I am just getting back in to Mtn. Biking & decided to try this trail out & I found it really entertaining. Some nice straight aways & a good mix of technical stuff. There is a Bathroom right in the middle by the park, with water to boot. The trail would be a LOT better if it had ribbons or markers designating the trail, but after a few passes, I'm sure I'll figure it out. There are a few spots with very low hanging tree limbs & some single track that is about 12" wide with no where to go, but down in to the river. One last thing, be aware when riding this trail, very blind & you are destined to meet someone head-on.. But, a super trail, that is super convenient...

Similar Trail: Arizona!

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ed9905 on March 10, 2012
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Review: Not a bad ride, i avoided the edges with the huge dips because im a beginner and it didnt seem very safe for my skill level, but the nice thing was the trail usually broke off into two seperate paths one being difficult and other being easy. So overall really enjoyable ride i went from one end to the other i thought i would be much longer but i did it fairly quick, so if you want to go i recommend taking a picnic basket or something, take a break relax and then go hit the trail again that will make it much more enjoyable, overall awesome place to enjoy a good ride.

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kymdinh91 on February 14, 2012
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Review: Overall, the trail is very fun. i am new to mountain biking and this is one of my first trails that i have rode. many more to come ^_^

Similar Trail: non so far.. need more experience sorry =\

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djesberg on November 4, 2011
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Review: I originally created this post as a guest in 2003. There is now a Dry Creek trail Riders bike club that rides weekly along dry creek. Join us at www.drycreektr.com Thanks for all of the reviews and feedback!

* Review edited 11/4/2011

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cfanto on August 13, 2011
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Review: Great place to either take it easy (w/ the family) on the paved trail or ride the adjacent single-tracks running along the river for some thrills.

* Review edited 8/13/2011

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nickstr13 on July 6, 2011
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Review: this trail is actually a sick trail there are some parts where it can get really skinny and trees the you have to dodge and manuver through this is a great trail that i will come back to every week

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mister on June 12, 2011
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Review: Like another reviewer said, this IS a sick ass trail! My first time out was yesterday and you might want take it slower at first like i did but then another biker and I blasted through it on the way back and hit the upper part also for a damn good workout. There are some spots where the trail eroded and if you're not careful can take a tumble into the river below. For a saturday there really was not a lot of other bikers on the trail. I definitely found a local spot I'll be coming back to.

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lepage423 on May 6, 2011
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Review: I was pleased to find a clean quick trail with options to play around. I look forward to doing it at different times of year.

Similar Trail: Ripon Riding Spot

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choctawken on June 17, 2010
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Review: Nice trails for family and solo riding. Not too crowded during the week. As one rider wrote, can work up a good sweat on the upper trail by the golf course. Also a paved trail, good for the young kids!

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Treker on May 19, 2010
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Review: Super fun! not to hard, undulating terrain, Be cautious in certain areas of trail its very narrow, and eroding on cliff side. Its easy to ride or fall off the track if you aren't careful. I took my Sister in-law and her boyfriend out there, and she got caught up and tumbled down the cliff, through brush and thorn bushes and into the water. Luckily she is ok, just sc***es and bruises! if you are new, take the trail very slow!

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kevinstrickland on March 12, 2010
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Review: paved part sucks, stay off the asphalt

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new_to_MB on July 30, 2009
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Review: This is my second fva local run, it is nice. You can go after work, get some time in and ride home if your a local. If not great network of trails for weekend riding. Fun for all ages, my son whom is five loved it.

Similar Trail: Ripon Ride Spot

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wake5150 on July 9, 2009
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Review: This is a sick single track. Some good climbs and some pretty fast descents, if you want it to be. Kinda short, but couple of laps and you'll have some sweat drippin........not super technical, but super fun for sure. Gets a little crowded, so watch the speed. Peace.........

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Krissie on April 6, 2008
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Review: Easy fun ride. Good for a family ride (if you ride the paved path). Lots of bugs sometimes :)

* Review edited 4/6/2008

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ebonicus on June 1, 2007
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Review: There are two ways to go from the La Loma Park. Golf Course and Orchard views 6 Miles round trip to the east from La Loma Park. Riverside and Park Scenery 3 Miles Round Trip to the West from La Loma Park I like how the single tracks run parallel to a paved path, where my kids & wife can ride.

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Mark_E. on January 7, 2007
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Review: Nice for a local trail. Some of the trails flows nicely with just enough technicality for newbies to improve on. Stay off the paved trail as much as possible and you can have a blast!

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BmxBiker on June 14, 2006
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Review: It's not the best trail,but it is a wonderful place to go after work or something.It's not too long, but you can do a couple laps and then you get a good enough workout.There are single trails, they are fun and not too hard.If you just want to go for a nice bike ride and relax this is the place for you.

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Juan_Gear on February 11, 2006
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Review: Giving it 10 on the Scrub scale. As a kid I never had a trail this good and still had a blast. As a Grommet this would be Epic. A couple of places made me pucker which is always cool

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jess on July 24, 2005
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Review: this is a fun technical trail east of la loma park going towards claus rd. stay off the black top and look for trail heads over the riverbank and along the golf course bluffs. beautiful along the river with lots of shade and wildlife be careful along the river this singltrack can be tricky and dump you into 15 foot drop offs into the river. hot and good climbing along the golf course. you can keep doing laps and get a killer workout between the river and golf course. going west of la loma park is a bore. not enough singletracks with to many people.

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Guest on January 8, 2005
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Review: This trail gets weaker every year and we need to do something about it. About two months ago the city can in a bulldosed all the kickers, leaving us with two weak 15 foot drops. lets get tougher and built some jumps. anyone with a sac can e-mail me to get some jumps built at ccdogg67@sbcglobal.net let's ride

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Guest on June 4, 2004
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Review: this is a trail at the end of dry creek. i enter on my bike at the end of coffe road and go down the bridge and turn left. the starting trails r fun ni all but not as good as this one. towards theend you are forced to meed up with the paved road again, there ar small traisl on the left and a golf course on the rite. you will see a large dip with lots of vegetation hididng it. take the dip and u enter a trail that makes you feel secluded.

me and my buds are teenagers. i'm 15 so i dont like weak rides, we do the jumps and we have all fell our share of times. on the way back from this particular trail that i felt like naming "biff trail" i was pettling hella fast when my chain slipped and my toe caught the dirt and i went flying. i hit my knee and elbo but my knee took the brunt of the fall. it loked like a rasberry at first so we kept goin and went home (modesto) and a day later it was hella swollen! the bruse went all around my knee-cap and down my shin, all black and purple! it was crazy looking and when i steped i could feel the fluid from the swelling jiggle. as u can picture i didnt walk allot for a week and my mom wanted me to be more careful....yeah right. but the next time we went none of us fell so i think i actually took that advise. but dont let my fall discourage you...after all that hurt but my friend sailed rite down into the river, and his bike was heavy! haha funnest times i've had in a while

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Guest on April 28, 2004
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Review: A great aerobic, get out and ride trail. Granted not the most technical, but some fun winding up and down singletrack. Make sure to get off the paved track and explore all the different trails.

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Guest on April 12, 2004
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Review: The trail was beautiful. Very smooth tree-lined path running along the river with periodic benches and water fountains.

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Dry Creek Trail MTB Trail 4.25 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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