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?!!

short and sweet. great place to take kids.

Was amazing! Animal life and great people around.

Nature was amazing a lot of deer here

$5 entry fee - head to Effie Yeaw nature center parking lot. Well marked trail entrance. Before we even started we saw 2 deer. Some more deer along the way and a fox as we were leaving. Easy hike with nice benches along the way to stop for a snack or just sit quietly. Quick walk over some rocks to the river to watch rafters and kayakers go by and throw some rocks. Great easy family hike or just a nice nature walk nearby if you live in the area.

Hey it's by the river with wildlife, easy hike, great way to kill and hour. #familyhikes

Great family trail and lots of wildlife to see

Easy trail family friendly

Easy trail family friendly

Great trail for kids. You almost always see deer, turkeys and woodpeckers. Fun area to explore.

8 months ago

I enjoyed this trail and the history behind it.

Loved the trail!!

Great trails!!

easy trail for kids, fun with lots of wildlife and learning spots. There's access to the river and a nature center. definitely a fun time and worth the hike. it did cost $8 to get in but that's probably an elevated price for memorial day weekend.

Fantastic hike with kids. We started on the Meadow trail, then veered to the River View trail and hung out at the River for a while. Lots of wildlife. wWatch out for rattlers, but don't let that deter you. Finish it with a visit to the wonderful Effie Yeaw Nature Center, and you've got yourself a fabulous morning!

Great trail! & People friendly atmosphere.

Great nature trail.

Nice walking trails and easy for kids.

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