Rowlett Creek Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.74 out of 5
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Beginner
13.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 300 ft
↓ 400 ft
468
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Very flat for most of the ride. The trial is broken into 11 loops. If you get tired you always can
turn around at a loop crossing. It is running along a creek with a levy along the side. The trail
head is in the middle so you can go north or south. The south section is flat and built for speed.
There is a levy built along the creek to help with flooding. The trail runs up and down along it
gong south and north bound is zig zaggy through the trees.
The north section is the best. Loop 7 is the most technical with some hard climbs and one huge
drop. On the far north side are some of the biggest dips in Dallas. When I first rode them I fell
and broke my wrist so be careful. There is a bypass for begginers. The Wall on loop 9 is not as
challenging as it used to be. It is quite worn down.
All in all a good fun ride. Check the website for conditions because it is in a floodplain and it
takes a while to dry up after a rain.
added by Kerry__Bunny Hop
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: where can i get a map of the trails? -Guest

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Granny Gear

March 24, 2018
PLASMAN Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great riding and variable surfaces

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Granny Gear

May 10, 2017
 
Review: I headed over yesterday and it was busier than I expected, but that's normal for a weekday at 5pm. The trails were smooth with few elements on the south side other than two easy creek crossings that had concrete bridges. My only complaint would be in agreement with the other riders about how confusing it is to get on the right trails going the correct direction. In two instances I came up on someone and was informed that I was headed the wrong direction. I only saw one copperhead while I was out, but if you're minding your own business then they won't bother you. Overall a great track to increase XC endurance on the south side, and a bit more technical on the north. (When going to the south, make sure you go straight out of the parking lot and not off to the right so you can head in the correct direction.)

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Trailblazer

January 13, 2017
 
Review: Decent trail system, flat and buff. Good for beginners. A bit twisty in places, so it's hard to build up speed and flow. Good trail system for the locals. Loop 6 looks like it could get really muddy. Unfortunately, lots of trash around Loop 6, and it doesn't look like that loop is ridden as much as the others. Definitely an urban biking experience, and the trail builders have done a good job with what they have available.

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Gramcounter


July 14, 2016
Jimindirt Gramcounter  
 
Review: Flat and fast just about everywhere! Super fun, and plenty of loops to get some mileage in. If you go early be prepared for the spider webs across the trail. Trail is typically in great shape as long as two days have passed since rain.

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Gramcounter

May 26, 2016
fbnmejia Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail for beginners. Plenty of cover from the sun during the dig days of Summer.

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Gramcounter

March 24, 2015
Rid4Escape Gramcounter  
 
Review: Nice fast singletrack in the middle of town, some minor technical sections and creek crossings.

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Gnarly

December 22, 2014
 
Review: This is one of my home trails as it's about 20 minutes from my garage to the trail head. Lots of trails here that are mostly pretty easy, but not boring. Loop 7, 13, 14 and a few others have some technical features that make it fun. It's Dallas, so it's all fairly flat, but they make the best of the terrain with multiple creek crossings and other items. There are plenty of loops that are pretty family friendly as well. The whole south side as well as loop 1 are probably pretty good for beginners and kiddos.
In the warmer months, look out for copperheads (venomous) as they're out in force around here. Mostly hard packed with some tight sections so no super wide bars around here or you'll tap them on the tree gates. Trails are marked well and everyone is super nice that rides here.

Similar Trail: Harry Moss and others around town.

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Granny Gear

June 6, 2014
leighware Granny Gear  
 
Review: Had a blast out there today. The track was great I ran loop 1, 2, and 3. The markings were clear and easily readable for my first time there. You definitely need a map if you don't wanna get lost.

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Gramcounter

December 11, 2013
 
Review: This trail is relatively flat and flowy. I enjoy it for the changing things up and its ease of access. There are some fun sections such as loop 13 probably the most technical with rocks and concrete chunks throughout the loop. The large creek drop crossings are fun and yes to some with good reason they are intimidating.

Similar Trail: erwin park

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Poseur

October 3, 2013
mbuie Poseur  
 
Review: This is my go-to trail, as it's the closest decent trail to my house. It's mostly flat, but fast, with two gnarly, if not unnecessarily dangerous, creek crossings (Skip loop 14 to bypass the two steep creek crossings). I agree that the number system is ridiculous, the loops were numbered in the order they we're built, which makes no sense. I recommend riding with someone that is familiar with the layout, but If my memory serves me right, if you always go left, you will ride the whole trail. Don't quote me on that though. Soil is mostly clay and the trail is very susceptible to flooding. There will be many new obstacles and possibly washed out bridges once the trail opens after even a little rain, but the trail is maintained well, so it's fixed pretty quickly. During the summer this trail gets very loose. There is a picnic table, gazebo, grill, and port-a-potty. Watch out for joggers/hikers.

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Rowlett Creek Preserve MTB Trail 3.74 out of 5 based on 20 ratings. 20 user reviews.
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