UC Davis Arboretum Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Davis, California and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.6 miles Elevation Gain: 82 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

road biking

walking

running

partially paved

Note: The trail may be closed off due to construction.

hiking
4 days ago

Such a beautiful place to walk, sit, and take pictures! I loved it and it’s not to long , plus there’s a plant nursery which I didn’t get to see except behind the gate. Loved the trail and there’s lot is animals PLUS they have a bathroom that has soap & paper towels!!

hiking
7 days ago

It was more like a nature walk that is pretty populated. There are multiple benches you can stop and relax on. When I went last week, they had construction and there were detour signs. The nature walk was perfect for walking a dog.

hiking
9 days ago

It’s a very nice little trails with lots of animals, information, and great views to take nice pictures. I’ll definitely go again, there’s a lot of shade with the trees Went today around 3pm and it wasn’t as hot as I thought it would be. Yes it’s open, no fee, plenty of parking

hiking
10 days ago

Great walk along the arboretum. There is currently some construction on the path, so there’s a little detour. In the summer, make sure to go early, so it’s not too hot!

25 days ago

is this open right now?

29 days ago

Beautiful flowers and trees, lots of wildlife, lots of shade, path is partly closed. Great for kids.

hiking
1 month ago

A great path! Loved running here. The middle is closed so the detour signs will take you around the north side of the river.

Still open during shelter in place, so let’s not mess this up! Perfect easy multi-use trail as you can walk, jog or bike. Portions of the trail are currently under construction (4/25/2020) but the detour routes are well marked and not far from the actual trail. With the detour my tracker had me at 4 miles. Definitely a great path for a family as it is kid friendly and wheelchair accessible. Very gorgeous place that has a variety of plant life from succulents to redwoods.

walking
1 month ago

Nice trail. Only about 2.5 miles due to construction block offs. Great for the fam.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail and great opportunity to learn about new plant species.

walking
2 months ago

I started on the East side and paused at all 3 public bathrooms. Took a detour through Environmental Horticulture in the south central side

hiking
2 months ago

A nice walking trail on the campus. Places to sit along the way. There are also signs telling about some of the plants you see.

running
3 months ago

The UCD arboretum is really nice for a free admission arboretum. The university does a good job employing interns and roping in volunteers to maintain the garden. Sections are designated by theme, for example the East end is Australia/New Zealandx and the section closest to the Mondavi is California natives with a Redwood Grove south of the Art and Humanities buildings. The East end has one of the largest collection of Oak tree species and can add a nice non-asphalt part to your run. If you are a local and you get tired of the manicured look you can still use it for biking. I use it now to get to Putah Creek Reserve further south via Old Davis Road or through the sheep barn near Garrod Drive. Or, on days when I want a long run or walk I combine the two (arboretum and the reserve) for a 9-12 mile loop.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful Scenery!! Lots of wildlife in the ponds!! A great place for a peaceful walk!!

hiking
3 months ago

Perfect place to go on a easy walk. It can get extremely busy here, especially with bikers & college students. Lots of benches and places to sit along the way with plenty of shade. Wildlife includes squirrels, ducks, turtles, & many different species of birds. Dog friendly also. The trail is partially under construction until summer of 2020, but excellent signage for detour routes makes navigating the trail/path very easy. Also, bathrooms located about a mile or so in, and another set near 2 miles- both very clean and well maintained by UCD. Overall, an easy family-friendly beautiful walk.

hiking
3 months ago

large parts under construction, otherwise a very nice walk

hiking
closed
7 months ago

Great trail!! Half way through, maybe about 1.5 miles left, the path is closed off.

hiking
7 months ago

Such a lovely walk! I like to walk the trail and then go into downtown Davis and check out the cute shops.

hiking
7 months ago

I enjoyed the quiet and peaceful walk around the water, the addition of the plants and wildlife just made it that much more of a pleasure.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice trail! There is some repair and a detour but still a nice walk.

hiking
10 months ago

This is easily the best part of campus if you are trying to relax or just walk and talk.

running
11 months ago

Not much of a challenge since the entire path ia flat. That said, this is an absolutely beautiful trail through the flora around the UC Davis campus. And because it is flat, you can accumulate a ton of miles in your training runs and hikes. All you Fitbit users will like it because you can get thousands of steps in walking around the path and campus. Additionally it is common to come up on turkeys, ducks and other wild life throughout the campus. It's also nice to stroll in the many various places to eat and get a drink while your out.

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