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Raccoon Marsh/Woody Pond Trails is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Los Banos, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 3.1 mi Elevation gain 16 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

River

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Wildlife

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Andrew Leyva
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HikingNo shade

Really nice area 2 trails one is 1.7 mi the other was a 1.4 nice and wide easily pushed a stroller. Would suggest to go in the morning not much shade.

Ash Correia
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HikingBugs

The dog and I absolutely loved this trail it was really easy and so beautiful. We were able to see a variety of birds, bunnies, and coyotes. The only downside was that there was a lot of nats at certain areas otherwise it was beautiful.

jacob schoolfield
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right along the road side for part of it, trail is more like a car path thr whole way.

Enrique Perez
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Hiking

Trail wasn’t kept up, foxtails like crazy I wouldn’t bring the dogs. And to be expected during this time...mosquitos! But still nice for bird watching and tracking.

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Levin Welch
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WalkingNo shade

hidden gem. saw 6 deer and dozens of tracks. hawks and lots of other birds. one coyote and other little critters. december is a great time to go because no bugs and not too hot but not as green as in spring. the pooch loves this trail. very beautiful if you appreciate the subtly of a grassland. parts could be flooded at different times of the year. some traffic visible but so are the western mountains. mellow walk along a well maintained service trail. when you're done i highly recommend checking out the tule elk auto tour near the main entrance of the wildlife refuge near los banos--saw dozens of elk including large bulls. bring your binoculars.

Bill Crain
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Hiking

Not much to it. Saw plenty of quail and cottontails, a couple of hawks and a fox. My lab enjoyed seeing some of the critters. Best done in the winter or spring when there is water and waterfowl in the area.

James Dewi ng
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Bird Watching

Noone but us, the birds, coyotes, rabbits, mosquitoes, and plenty of traffic on the northern edge of both trails. Both loops in less than an hour.

Angie Dorsey
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First to Review

It was nice and empty, but probably for a reason. Tons of foxtails to drive you crazy, and our dog was covered in ticks after we got back to the car. This area is best explored from your car.

Tony Evans
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Hiking
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Tony Evans
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Hiking
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Ryan Warren
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Hiking
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