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Nature Loop

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.5 kilometer out and back
100% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 21' 6 m
Descent: -20' -6 m
High: 77' 24 m
Low: 69' 21 m

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Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 2% (1°)

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Trail shared by Liz

A common loop that explores the park.

Liz

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the park is a wonderful place to come with the family. The most popular loop, shown here, is a combination of three sepearate interpretive trails. The path is level and easy to navigate, there are interpretive signs along the way, and there is abundant wildlife to seek out.

Description

This route begins on the Main Trail which takes you first past the Nature Center. Stop in to get oriented before heading out on your own to explore the area. The Main Trail is part of the Riverview History tour which takes you out to an overlook of the river. From the overlook, you'll backtrack and stay left to stay on the Riverview Trail. From there, you'll divert from the interpretive trails and swing by Nature Study Pond via Meadow Trail. Here you'll find more interpretive signs. As you follow the Meadow Trail north, learn about the wildlife and plants that live in the area.

This run is a great option of the whole family. The easy trails are great for short legs and the interpretive signs means everyone has the opportunity to learn something. Views and sightings of birds and other wildlife are abundant.

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Banks of the American River
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA
Riverview Trail
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA
American River view.
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA
Meadow Trail
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA
Bench along Riverview Trail
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA
Valley oak woodland on Natoma Trail.
Dec 6, 2019 near Carmichael, CA

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