Dry Creek Trail

4.28 out of 5
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Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
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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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (37)

Granny Gear

November 12, 2017
Review: Not a real long trail but can be ridden by anyone. Beechcruiser to road bike to MTB

Granny Gear

October 7, 2016
Adge Granny Gear  
Review: 5 stars for a local trail in the middle of town. If you park at East La Loma Park (about the middle) taking the trail to the right has more single track. It weaves in and out from along the river to along the paved trail. Some fun sections and a terrain park too. Be careful of riding off into the river though bc some sections are not well marked. And you have to really look for the sections of single track or you'll miss some.


July 16, 2016
HOPDAWG44 Trailblazer  
Review: It is a fun ride. Close so don't have to drive for over and hour just to get a ride in

Granny Gear

April 8, 2016
Review: Went today for the 1st time. It was amazing! The Single track is a bit technical for a beginner like myself, but I wil get it after a few more tries! You have paved and dirt to choose from.

Granny Gear

November 8, 2015
cerro429 Granny Gear  
Review: A jewel in the middle of Modesto. There is a little bit of everything here. Tight, off camber single track for the more experienced riders, Mellow dirt paths and asphalt for absolute beginners, and everything in between. Dirt can be slick, but it's easily rideable. Trees along the rivers provide shade in the summer and protect you from rain in the winter. Trails are constantly being worked on and extended. Really easy to get 15 miles out here

June 29, 2015
Review: Not a bad trail but kind of hard to follow. It's kind of make-shift.


February 16, 2015
chalo1 Gramcounter  
Review: It is beautiful green amazing trails

Bunny Hop

January 4, 2015
Review: Not challenging only a few uphills and short But the one of the only two trails here so it's like why not it

Granny Gear

November 23, 2014
DEEYE Granny Gear  
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


December 26, 2013
chalo1 Gramcounter  
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

Dry Creek Trail MTB Trail 4.28 out of 5 based on 37 ratings. 37 user reviews.
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