Be sure to grab the map at the welcome kiosk, the signs leave a little to be desired. We took 5 year olds, grandparents, and our dog for a lovely walk even though we had no clue where we were going. Ended up in the elderberry trail, did a loop around the 3/4 mile dirt exercise trail, and the trail off to the north and spent a few hours walking. Didn’t make it to the swamp.
I’d go when there is more green, lots of wintering trees and shrubs in January. Got some good birding in though: red tails, red shouldered hawk, and the largest crows I’ve ever seen.
Great for kids, bathrooms were clean pit style toilets and several places for a picnic at a table along the elderberry trail.

walking
1 month ago

A nice flat hike. Some of the trails through the large Oak trees are closed due to the 2016 drought and some of the trees dying. They recently added restrooms. There are also picnic tables and a creek/canal.

hiking
6 months ago

A jewel right outside of town. There are several trails at this location, so look at the map prior to starting out. The grapevine trail was beautiful where the river and creek met. Lots of rabbits, squirrels, birds, lizards and the wild Lilly flowers were beautiful.

Beautiful trail and plenty of wildlife. Great for a family that has younger kids.

walking
9 months ago

great walk for family,

walking
10 months ago

Nice little walk with the kids. I wish we had grabbed a map out of the info box before starting. There are numbered markers that tell you about the trees and foliage in the area. We found them on our way out.

Very easy hike as it's pretty flat terrain. Our dogs love being brought on walks out here and it's close to home, Visalia, Ca.

10 months ago

Easy hike, family friendly, and pretty landscape. Nice for getting out and having a picnic lunch.

11 months ago

Walked this a few weeks ago. A very easy walk. The terrain was mostly flat. Saw people put with their kids, strollers, and dogs. Only thing was we tried to walk the swamp trail and it was impassable. Lots of dead trees, high grass, and an unclearly marked trail meant we didn't know where we were going and had to turn around.

This place is way cool! Even though a couple of the trails are closed right now, I still had a blast this morning. The trails are all marked off of the larger dirt path. The preserve also features a picnic area, restrooms, maps, and a nice parking lot. There are also picnic tables and benches around the trails. This morning it was so calm and quiet and just beautiful. I plan on coming back every time I'm in town visiting!

walking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

Lovely walk, dog enjoyed it. very nice.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Good walks with my dogs just outside of town. All level for the most part. Nice peace and quiet. In the spring and summer the creeks nearby are running nicely.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Nice quick walks Beautiful

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