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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
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.
6 miles in the rain but it wasn't bad... pretty easy!
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.
Not alot of natural shade. Easy trail. Excellent for kids and dogs
Alot of people on weekends. Very well kept, lack of natural shade.
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.