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Delta Meadows State Park and Historic Locke Trail

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Delta Meadows

Delta Meadows State Park and Historic Locke Trail is a 1.8 mile loop trail located near Walnut Grove, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 22 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

paddle sports

walking

river

views

hiking
1 month ago

Except for Main Street and the roads leading to and from Main, all of Locke is private property, however: the trail through Locke pre-exists the town as a public right-of-way. Although there is some poison oak in the area, it has never inundated the paths. It is a much cooler walk than the Delta Cross Channel's sunny dirt/gravel road that leads to the trail, and farmore scenic.

hiking
3 months ago

This is incorrectly marked. The “entrance” in Locke is private property. You will be trespassing and be turned away. The trailhead on this map has been fenced off. The true trailhead is located one half mile south on River Road just north of the cross channel bridge in Walnut Grove. Do not try and access through the town of Locke. You will be trespassing on private property and it has now been marked off as such and blocked. And yes, there is a lot of poison oak.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

We love going out to Locke. The trailhead can be difficult to find but if you start at the end of the prking lot and walk back towards the water youll see a vegetable garden and then pst that is a set of swings under a tree just keep going and follow any of the paths they all go up to the levee road. Its an easy foot trail with lots of beautiful vegetation. Right now the new green is starting to grow in and a few flowers are blooming. We saw a few deer, ducks, and cranes. Some people said its not worth it and its boring but if you love to explore then its never going to disappoint to find something new. And the town is really awesome and has a great historical background. I highly recommend making a trip. We came on a monday this time and everything is closed so come on the weekend if you want to see inside the buildings.

hiking
11 months ago

A little hard to find trailhead. No markings. However there are restrooms next to parking. Trail is identified by foot traffic. Mostly levee road now for walking only. Minimal narrow trail right alongside water. We went in the evening. Beautiful, nice breeze. Not heavily populated. Would not be ideal for someone to go alone.

hiking
Sat Jul 14 2018

Use to walk down here to fish when I was just a lad.

nature trips
Sun Jun 24 2018

Great trail that lines the Sacramento River. However, the trail is unmarked and it took me a while to find it. The trail is closed on 2 sides since it’s private property, but overall it was a nice view.

hiking
Sat Oct 01 2016

No sign to get to the trail. Note it is not on the boat dock side. you need to follow the dirt road as people said in the comments and walk to it. This is really not worth driving over to hike the trail. there is nothing really to see. very very boring trail. Water is dirty. I dont' think I will kayak in that water. Also note the cell phone reception is not good around the area. in case you need to use the phone here. my group has tmobile, at&t, and sprint, none has decent reception around the area.

paddle sports
Thu Aug 04 2016

Great place to put in your kayak or go fishing, not that cool or exciting of a hike. Easiest way to get there is to park in Locke public parking area and walk down the gravel road, you will pass by community garden and trail leads from there to the river

Fri Jul 29 2016

Shaded. I'll come back to put kayak in. Too many star thistles for the dog. Do not follow Google Maps. Off River road right before entering Walnut Grove from the south, pull into road next to Chuck Tyson Memorial Park. Unmarked road ends at parking area. You will see trail head.

hiking
Sat Jul 16 2016

Decent hike. Trail is hard to find & not mapped well though. Lots of thorny things but very shaded & has nice lake view. Neighborhood garden & fruit trees are super cute & the ppl very friendly.

walking
Fri Jul 25 2014

The town of Locke is worth the trip! Several free museums are open to the public. The walk on the levee wasn't that interesting, but it was nice to experience the solitude- not one other person out. To find the trail, take the dirt road adjacent to the parking lot, then travel past the community garden...

walking
Tue Jun 03 2014

The trail runs along the top of a levy just behind the historic town of Locke. When you turn into town go past the museum and there is a paved parking lot. Park there and go left out of the parking lot down the street. There isn't a trail head. You'll walk along the community garden then around the back of the garden to pickup the path up the levy. The trail is a flat tree covered path with the Delta water on one side. It is a very pleasant walk. There are no services along the trail. I recommend taking the time to visit the Locke museum and walk through the town.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

recorded Locke

hiking
Sun Oct 01 2017