Lewis S Eaton Trail

MODERATE 54 reviews
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Lewis S Eaton Trail is a 7.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Fresno, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles
209 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash


mountain biking

trail running




A six mile paved trail from near Highway 41 in Fresno to the San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust River Center on Old Friant Road near Friant, California.The Lewis S. Eaton The Lewis S. Eaton Trail is the mainstem trail of the San Joaquin River Parkway, and will eventually run from Friant Dam to Highway 99. Currently, six (6) miles of the trail are complete and provide a beautiful overlook of the river bottom. Facilities: Drinking fountains are located at the River Overlook inside Woodward Park, and two miles north on the trail. Vault Restrooms are located at Woodward Park, and on the trail between Rice Road and Old Friant Road. Flush restrooms are located at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies.

1 month ago

It very busy but my boyfriend doesn’t like to get his shoes dirty so the paved trail was perfect.

6 months ago


8 months ago

It's a great walking with the dog and biking with the kids trail.

10 months ago

Great trail

11 months ago

A cloudy and warm day. It's our first time doing this trail in a very long time. It's nice and the hills are challenging if you're not used to hiking.

mountain biking
11 months ago

We used most of the trail. Moderate hills out and back. The scenery is pretty nice. The trail is mostly paved. We went on Sunday. Moderate amount of people walking, running and biking. Park at Starbucks parking lot so you don't have to pay at Woodward Park.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

6 miles in the rain but it wasn't bad... pretty easy!

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

The trail itself was paved and easy. There are a lot of people that use the trail, traffic can be heard most of the way and far to many business ruin the wide open scenery. The trail is a good workout out though. There is hardly any shade on the trail so plan for a early to mid morning walk it in the evening.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Not alot of natural shade. Easy trail. Excellent for kids and dogs

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Alot of people on weekends. Very well kept, lack of natural shade.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Nice trail for a walk, run or a bike ride. The walk to the river is probably the best. The river could use a few more spots for sitting or taking a break after the walk. Overall, not a bad trail. Enjoyable.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Good trail anytime of the year. Very well kept and clearly marked paths. Decent variety of dirt paths and paved roads. Lots of people use these paths for walking, running, biking, and horses.

Monday, April 04, 2016

It's a good introduction trail to start off with.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Good local trail for bike riding, walking or jogging. Lots of people though, so you need to be courteous and stay to the right unless passing! Great for kids and dogs!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Great trail. I come here often due to it being close and convenient. You could do just about anything on this smooth trail walk, run or bike.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Beautiful hiking experience. The best part would have to be going under the 41 following the San Joaquin River going south west. There's a gorgeous set of trails past Woodward park and the rv park that is easy to follow and so peaceful. It follows all the way down to palm and even further than that. I highly recommend this trail for hiking especially with a dog. It's straight forward and a treat for long hiking or picnics. I routed a hike that you can find on my profile. It's quite lovely. Enjoy.

Friday, November 27, 2015

I haven't hiked this trail entirely. I live here and have however crossed this trail Near woodward park many times. Fyi.. to those who don't live here.. there seems to be an error on the location THIS APP gives as the starting point on the map. This app seems to show the starting point to be somewhere Near downtown Fresno. Because I live here, I know the starting point is on Friant Road just WEST of Woodward park where Fresno Street intercepts Friant. I do like this app in general. I use it when I travel. It does however have some misinformation occasionally.. I hope this is helpful to someone not familiar with this area.

mountain biking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Nice trail, can get off pavement to sinle & double track. Didn't have time to fully explore

Friday, October 18, 2013

I hiked this trail in the summer.. there's no shade on the trail but there is a canopy with tables, water fountain and a restroom. . Also, benches located on the bank of the san Joaquin river.. I seen a few jack rabbits and even two deer crossing the river and I seen a couple of coyotes... trail is located behind Woodward park...

trail running
Monday, March 25, 2013

Nice trail to run or bike or horseback. Nice views, rest stops, and even a toilet. A nice side trip is to take the Cow Loop or side trip to the River Ranch. If you are on a bike good starting point for a ride to Friant. The Cow Loop also connects to Old Highway 41 and the future development of the Spank River Ranch area. Trailheads are located in Woodward Park and along Friant Road. Woodward Park requires a $5 entrance fee.

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