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Squabble Creek

Trail Steward: Jarrod King

Assistant Trail Stewards: Tommy Hadden, Mark Brake, Mark Russell, Jim "slomo" Alston (honorary)

Email: [email protected]

 

Squabble Creek is a City of Rockwall public park.
Approximate trail length is currently 5.65 miles of looped singletrack. Unfortunately, because of new neighborhood construction, we lost some sections of trail. We plan on recovering some of what was lost after the construction is done. 
 
This area has the picnic table, restroom, water fountains and bike wash. There is paved parking to accommodate approximately 20 vehicles. The park is accessed by hikers and bikers. A cedar stained 4x4 engraved with "Squabble Creek" notes the beginning of the trail for bikers. This trail holds a surprisingly varied amount of wildlife for a city park. 

 

The trail curves and turns through some climbs on the first mile of wooded hillside (loops 1, 2). The next sections consist of tight and twisty switchbacks, followed by fast flowing singletrack with some rollers along the creek (loops 3, 4, 5). There are two optional "lite" freeride features within the trail system: an elevated skinny bridge on Hi-Road which branches off of loop 2, and a large wooden coaster we call "Nessie" on loop 3. There is an option to cross under Lakeshore Dr. bridge and pick up an extra mile of riding (loop 6). Lastly, the current exit is an old fire road leading back to the parking area. The majority of the trail is under a heavy canopy of shade trees. The terrain is mostly hardpack with many roots scattered throughout.

 

The City of Rockwall also has a concrete trail incorporated into the Squabble Creek Trailhead. Rockwall has a master plan for a concrete trail system.  Currently, the most scenic route would be to head East from the trailhead down the bike path which crosses under HWY 205, winds briefly through a neighborhood and finally connects to Caruth and Phelps Lake area. The lakes area park is mostly water but should eventually get additional bike paths, expansion of a dock and creation of a wildlife/wetlands education center. These concrete trails are a nice out and back addition to add mileage and variety.