Cosumnes River Walk Trail

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Cosumnes River Walk Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Galt, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

no dogs

Free Parking & Restrooms.

walking
8 days ago

nice trail easy to do. beautiful preserve.

Nice trail. Easy for kids. Bring mosquito repellent.

1 month ago

Volunteer here blocked my path to get to parking, and was an absolute jerk. Told me to walk my dogs along the road. Very very unfriendly.

nature trips
1 month ago

I love this place so much and now is the perfect time to go!! There's so much water and wildflowers are everywhere. Plenty to see at any time of day and it's an easy walk for any skill level!

walking
1 month ago

Nice, calm walk on mostly even surface. some areas slightly muddy today while other areas were bone dry hard pack. Mosquitos abound in the river walk area so bring bug off. we did the entire thing today and it was 4.5 miles. That's per FitBit Alta 2, so make of that what you will. definitely a good beginer's walk.

hiking
1 month ago

Parts of this trail are closed and this trail was a short hiking for us. We took the kids with us and we saw lots of wildlife and the train. Remember to bring your mosquito spray, a hat and sunglasses.

2 months ago

Beautiful spot to birdwatch and see incredible foliage. Very relaxing, can’t wait to go back

3 months ago

Nice quick trail to walk. Nice walk along the river

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

great place for some fresh air

hiking
4 months ago

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

walking
4 months ago

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

birding
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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.

walking
5 months ago

It was a fun, tame, nature trail. A little bit muddy in certain spots, but not too bad. There are a couple of bridges and lots of birds to look at.

walking
6 months ago

Nice trail and lots of greenery.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice local hike near Sacramento with good wildlife viewing

8 months ago

It was a lovely hike and first time here even though I live nearby. Will definitely go again.

walking
8 months ago

Nice trails with check point maps. Will definitely do it again. Shade trees along the river.

9 months ago

Visited in early September. Not much water at that time of year. Lots of shade and still a pleasant walk.

11 months ago

It's a nice easy trail to take with kids, flat and simple , the consumnes River is beautiful, the deer and turkeys are nice to see and the marsh walk was decent as well-

11 months ago

Easy trail, very peaceful. Great sights and lots of wildlife, simply beautiful.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Went today for the first time. It was beautiful. Still flooded in some areas. We will definitely be back.

walking
Monday, May 15, 2017

Such a beautiful place! The path is very flat and easy. We got the self guided nature tour pamphlet from the visitors center. This was very informative, the kids loved it. A smaller portion of the path is still underwater from the heavy rains. We will definitely be back!

walking
Sunday, May 14, 2017

took my wife and son, we had a blast. saw so much wildlife. we will most definately be returning again and again. who knew there were places like this so close to city life. only one loop was still a bit flooded and unwalkable.

Monday, April 24, 2017

This is a good and easy on the knees hike. It is best during the season when the wetlands are actually wet and the water fowl are there.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Amazing so peaceful

walking
Friday, February 10, 2017

The trail down the river was closed due to flooding, but the preserve was really cool.

walking
Saturday, November 05, 2016

Absolutely beautiful hike today!! Love this App!!

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