The Dry Creek Trail
Located at 9245 Walerga Road, near the cities of Roseville, Antelope, and Sacramento, California
Distance: 1.7 Miles (each way)
Other Information: Family friendly, dog friendly
The Dry Creek Trail is a great trail that's tucked away, near the cities of Sacramento, Roseville, and Antelope, California. It's a simple 1.7 mile trek that leaves from a paved parking lot. It follows the Dry Creek and borders the Morgan Creek Golf and Country Club. It normally takes about 90 minutes to make the easy, round-trip journey.
This is a family and dog friendly trail. Dry Creek Trail has both a paved, two-lane bike trail, and the dirt trail for hikers. Both trails are pretty flat, with little change in elevation (less than 50 feet). Along the dirt trail, you'll discover it meanders in-and-out from the brush, so the scenery is always changing. Often the path passes under trees and close to the creek. For the most part, the hiking trail is clean, with little in the way of obstacles for your feet. However, there are the occasional roots from a tree that pop up into the trail, so keep you eyes open.
The bike path is used by both bikers and hikers of all descriptions. You will often see couples, parents with strollers, pets, and bikers on this path. As aways, the bikers yield to pedestrian traffic.
There was only one dip on the dirt path that may be a concern after a rain. This dip was near the beginning of the trail, but this may not be much of an issue. The paved trail is on higher ground at this point.
The parking lot is located .3 miles north of Pfe Road, on Walerga Road, near Roseville. Enter the address “9245 Walerga Road” into your GPS for an exact location. When you are on Walerga road, look for a large white boulder with the words “Dry Creek Community Park” carved into the stone. This marks the entry to the parking lot.
There you will find that Placer County has created a wonderful retreat for the family. There are bathroom facilities, covered picnic tables, tennis courts, playground equipment, a basketball court and a baseball diamond. This is all in addition to the paths. The trail starts from the north side of the parking lot. Follow the paved bike path toward the tree line. When you reach the tree line, the pavement turns right; you'll see the dirt path continuing straight ahead. This is the hiking trail.
Enjoy your outing and make the most of the resources that our cites have to offer!!