Pelican Nature Trail

EASY 6 reviews

Pelican Nature Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vernalis, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.3 miles 75 feet Loop

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


4 days ago

I recommend going very early to catch the sun rising, makes the view and trail hike more breathtaking. Also may catch the critters(wild rabbits, hawks, squirrels & etc.) coming out and hunting for food. It's quite adorable. Perfect place to take photos of the animals and the scenery. Especially if you like to take photos of variety of birds. Also recommend going around February before spring and winter ends. You'll be able to see the sun( as it rises) melt the icy trail and plants, quite beautiful(that is if you go early). Overall worth it!

9 days ago

28 days ago

1 month ago

Nice, easy walk. Lots of bunnies & birds. Parts of the trail are currently closed due to flooding, but the main trail is still open. Overall a really great experience. We'll be back for sure.

1 month ago

8 months ago

This is what i like to see. People restoring the San Joaquin river to its natural setting. Beautiful park and grate views of the river! Most of the trail is flat so its good for all ages! Definitely worth the drive out here!!