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My 6 year old and 3 year old enjoyed seeing the horses and also the ducks and geese in the pond.

This trail has been on my list to go for about a year; finally decided to go. Parking was a little different, you have to buy your parking tickets online before going. There's no ticket attendant to sell you tickets to get in but there is a park ranger checking if you bought the ticket.

The trail wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. I had thought the trail would be near water majority of the time but I was wrong. Overall hiking experience was fine, easy, small steep hills and plenty of shades from surrounding trees.

Waterfall is fun to watch as well. Although the waterfall didn't appear to be that big maybe because there was no snow or rain lately.

Attempted fishing as well but no luck. I fished at the two waterfalls in hopes that it was fish and it looks like it had fish but nothing was caught.

11 days ago

Did the full loop and it was a beautiful hike. I love how you can take the side trails that branch off the the main legacy trail. Just beware of all the horse poop!

Nice quick trail to walk. Nice walk along the river

17 days ago

Good walking trail.

26 days ago

Great hike!

weekdays are where it's at. Beautiful hike.

Lover this trail! So many different paths to take!! my kids had a blast.

Effie Yeaw is really great for so many reasons, I’d babble on n on. Mainly, it’s perfect for education ourselves and the only preserve in the area (lest someone corrects me!). Tons of rocks to get to the river so bring a baby carrier if you have a baby, rather than a stroller. People of all ages come here to enjoy the birds and other wildlife, spotting salmon during the run, and more. The only unfortunate things are that the sac state college kids can sometimes disturb the peace from the other side of the river (one year I had to call the FD cuz their dumb buts lit a fire) but out of my 14 years coming here that’s only happened once. The other thing is a good thing and not so good-the golf course that is part of the Ancil Hoffman park this preserve is in gets proceeds to the nature center and preserve, but some of us wish money came in another way, so the golf course can be restored to the way it was before and be part of the preserve. Regardless of those 2 critiques, and regardless of so many other trails being in the greater sac area, this place is STILL our GO TO place for peace and serenity. It has become the “back yard” for so many families and retired folks. How cute is it to see an elderly couple still holding hands walking down a path?!!

1 month ago

Loved the views along this trail. We had it all to ourselves. Although it was a tad windy, it was a nice little jaunt up to the summit where you had great views of the valley. Also ran into a friendly cow along the way which was fun. Some cool old trees up near the top as well.

1 month ago

Great family place to hike with tons of trails to choose from. We loved seeing all the horseback riders. Great for dogs as well.

I can’t rate this trail yet. Do Not Go on weekends or holidays if you don’t have parking reservations! They don’t sell them there and will turn you away. No where else close enough to park to hike.

1 month ago

Great hike with tons of different trails. Great for dogs. Loved seeing all the horses !!!

short and sweet. great place to take kids.

Requires parking reservation.

1 month ago

Fun trail to bring the dogs on. Very green and pretty on our spring-like February day hike

Great hike, especially to do first thing in the morning during the week before too many people are around! The bathrooms were closed but there were portapotties, at least. Make sure you keep track of the trail you want to do because there are a lot of them and it’d be easy to end up on an unexpectedly long hike.

I'm gonna give this a 3 star, one star off because the bathrooms were closed and there was no water, which we brought a lot with us and still ran out about halfway through, and one star off for all the damaged maps. It was a beautiful trail... however we bit off way more than we can chew. We accidently turned our nice moderate hike into 12 miles of hell. We started out on South Legacy then thought this is long, Creekside looks shortest so took that to get back, connected over to North Legacy, had to stop and cry because I ran out of water during the creekside portion and felt like I was dying, then connected back to south legacy for the final stretch... plan where your going!! don't be dumb and get lost like we did!!

Great trail. Very easy. Well laid out. Great views of the Consumnes River and great learning for the kids

great place for some fresh air

Beautiful hike and the trials were clean and easy to navigate.

The trails are well maintained and the views are beautiful. There are so many trails, you can keep coming back and end up somewhere new each time. Great place to hike.

Great easy trail with lots of different options on different ways to go

1 month ago

It’s a nice trail for it being so close to home (Stockton). Great place to take kids for a nature walk.

Easy to moderate hiking trails. Well marked. Beautiful park with easy parking. Went during a weekday so didn’t experience having to reserve anything. A few pretty waterfalls.

A favorite. Flat. Easy. Bring the kids. Great nature center too.

on Hidden Falls Trail

1 month ago

Requires parking reservations on the weekends

1 month ago

Love the landscape even in fall. Views were great, very clean and trails were well marked.

This is a nice easy trail through the Cosumnes River Preserve. We did this hike to get warmed up for upcoming hikes. It's nearby (to Sacramento), easy to access, and a good way to warm up your legs after the winter.

The terrain is flat and the trail is well marked. I recommend parking near the visitor center and picking up a free map. There is a lot of information about the flora and fauna in the area.

We were here a little early in the season to see the migratory birds that descend upon this stop on the Pacific Flyway. There were plenty of native birds, but we'll be back in February when the bird traffic picks up. It's lovely to go to a place that has been relatively untouched by/restored from farming and water diversion.

As you can see from the elevation, it is very flat. This is really more of a walk than a hike. Tennis shoes/sneaker are fine. I would recommend not wearing sandals, only because there are grasses and there are places where water seeps onto the trail. We were there two days after rain and there were only small parts of the trail that were muddy (and easily avoided), but I wouldn't come here with sandals, even in the summer. It is a wetland area. Since we visited in January, there were no bugs, but I imagine they come out in full force in spring-early summer.

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