Rowlett Nature Trail
Rowlett Nature Trail is located in Rowlett, TX. The trail is operated by the City of Rowlett.
The trail is open daily from 6AM-11PM. Be sure to check the City of Rowlett website in case of inclement weather that could cause the trails to be closed due flooding or muddy conditions.
The Rowlett Nature Trail is accessible year round and for everyone of all ages. And skill levels. The trail is 2.7 miles in total. It’s definitely not the longest trail in the city of Rowlett, but a little easier to navigate than others such as Rowlett Creek Preserve(16.3 miles). Dogs are allowed to bring along the trail, but must be on a leash.
The hiking trails are considered fairly easy and not hard to navigate. It will kind of remind you of a swamp-like environment as the creek flows back into Lake Ray Hubbard. There’s marsh and tall grassy areas. Not quite the Everglades of Florida, but definitely more cost effective. Pretty sure you won’t see any crocodiles or alligators along the way but, rumor has it, there have been crocodiles spotted in Lake Ray Hubbard, so you never know? Better find your inner Steve Irwin and get ready for a potential wrestling match. Odds is it won’t happen. Wouldn’t that be quite the story?
Rowlett Creek runs alongside the trail and eventually flows into Lake Ray Hubbard. Fishing is permitted along the trail(no fishing permit required in the State of Texas), so feel free to bring your fishing rods and bait of choice. Rumor has it that the bass usually bite frequently around this area of the creek since it runs downstream to Lake Ray Hubbard. Post photos online if you catch anything significant, or small for laughing purposes.
Be prepared to see wildlife along the trail. Squirrels, birds, ducks and possibly snakes. So take photos and, if needed, precaution.
If you’re really a fan of just nature itself, there’s plenty of big trees, streams from the creek and lots of wildflowers to be seen.
There’s plenty of shaded areas and spots if you and your family or significant other wanted to have a picnic.
Overall an excellent hike for anyone longing for nature, but is hesitant to leave the city behind. It is a respite of solitude and particularly quiet given it’s suburban setting. A great place to hike, explore, or cast a line.
Rowlett Nature Trail is located at 1610 Miller Rd, in Rowlett, TX. For more information, call 972-412-6145.