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River Walk Trail

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Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer point to point
99% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 67' 20 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 51' 16 m
Low: 9' 3 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)

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Trail shared by Eric Ashley

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A peaceful trail that is primed for quiet exploration.

Eric Ashley

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Cosumnes River Preserve is open daily from sunrise to sunset.

Runner Notes

While not expressly forbidden, running is discouraged as it may disturb the preserve's sensitive bird population.

Description

The River Walk Trail is formed by a series of raised levees that twist about from woodland to grassland. Along this three-mile loop, visitors can find various plants, birds, and wildlife, making this a trail primed for quiet exploration. As the surrounding floodplains fill through the winter, the trail may become impassable.

This content was contributed by the Cosumnes River Preserve. To learn more about the preserve and recreation opportunities there, click here.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes peeled for sandhill cranes, red-winged blackbirds, and turtles while on trail.

Contacts

Land Manager: Cosumnes River Preserve

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River Walk Trail. Photographed between trail marker 20-21; March 2019
Apr 1, 2019 near Thornton, CA
River Walk Trail next to Middle Slough. Photographed between trail marker 8-9; March 2019
Apr 1, 2019 near Thornton, CA
A long bridge on the Lost Slough Wetlands Walk Trail.
Nov 22, 2016 near Thornton, CA

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