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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!

mountain biking
7 days ago

Really great trail! Lots of bikers when I was out. There was a closure that stopped me from doing the full loop but other than that this was a really nice trail.

7 days ago

I love this place. One of my favorites. There are two trails: one that's paved and one that's natural that goes through the woods by the creek. I love that I can choose either one - depending on how I feel. You can see wild turkeys and critters here and there. It's also fairly populated, but I love it.

The best trail for a short and fun weekend walking/hiking

13 days ago

This is a nice trail, but I really don't see how it's rated 'moderate'. It's flat and the entire length is paved. It's completely stroller and wheelchair friendly. Sure, there are side dirt trails that go down to the creek and so on... and those are going to be a bit more difficult... but the main trail is very easy.

Good amount of tree cover for sunny days too.

Great hiking trail for families and kids. Exposed to the West so sunny in the winter. Great views over the lake, Avery’s pond is peaceful and calm. Access to the lake is easy. Beaches are nice and there are lots of wildlife (geese, ducks, crane, red head woodpeckers, deers). Will definitely do it again.

22 days ago

Great hike!

weekdays are where it's at. Beautiful hike.

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?!!

28 days 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.

29 days ago

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

short and sweet. great place to take kids.

was a fun walk with my friends. but it was difficult finding the trails and there weren't any posted trail maps along the way.

1 month ago

Loved it

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!!

Was a perfect trail to see how my pup would behave on a trail, and a great reintroduction for me after being out for a few hiking seasons. It is well populated on a nice day, so if you are looking for solitude this one might not be for you, but I found it to be just right for a Sunday morning jaunt.

on Dry Creek Trail

1 month ago

Nice trail!!

Far more expensive than it should be. Trail is decent and a work out if you make it one but otherwise, not my first choice.

trail running
1 month ago

There is a nice trail by the water. You can run by the water. Be sure to bring sunglasses or a hat.

1 month ago

Love this walk, it's easy and so much to see. I've seen turkeys, deer, and coyotes.

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.

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.

on Hidden Falls Trail

1 month ago

Requires parking reservations on the weekends

1 month ago

It was a nice little hike/walk but there was a lot of horses and dogs on the trail. It made it a little hard because the trail is very narrow and we had dogs. Every time someone wanted to pass we had to squish aside and some people’s horses weren’t good around dogs. Glad I got it checked off my list but won’t be returning.

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