Explore the most popular bird watching trails near Lotus with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Love that this trail follows the river. Some rocky spots and narrowing path, but a great walk with kids and dog. many friendly people.

Wonderful hike with a 7 year old and baby carried in a backpack.

awesome loop trail. We brought our dogs several times. Lots of people on weekends hanging out at the river during summer months. Nice little beach on the river half way through this hike. Easy access with parking and a toilet at the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

First hike with our infant in the backpack, it was perfect and easy. We took our dogs as well, they so enjoyed the dips in the water. We saw one other person with their dog.

Very good trail for families with small kids, short and easy, beautiful area. Thank you, Javier Antonio, for hidden dinos, it was such an interesting challenge, we've found just 5 )) There's river access from trail. Please have plastic bags if you have dog with you.

Awesome trail, just right for my 3 and 5 year olds. Took our time and spotted quite a few (more than 1, less than 15) hidden dinosaurs! Such an awesome idea, kept the kids engaged, exploring and excited to see around the next bend.

nature trips
8 months ago

This was our families first little hiking trip and we absolutely had a blast. I have a 5 year old and 4 month and we all did this with a breeze. Very Easy.
The drive in was fun, very winding roads. Free parking. Nice spot halfway through by the river, sandy area to have lunch. There is also random picnic tables along the trail.

Great for Kids! little dinosaur toys along the trail. Would be a fun tradition to place a new dinosaur somewhere special. Definitely will come again.

This a great trail for kids, dogs, families, wheelchairs. Wheelchairs are accessible on the side of the trail closets to the bathroom. You can not take a wheelchair on the complete loop. Great river access. Always peaceful & quiet when I’ve been out there. You will find dinosaurs hiding along the trail that are not meant to take home but to move along the trail. It’s a great way to keep the kids interested in the hike without complaints.

hiking
Sunday, January 14, 2018

Quick and easy hike that takes under an hour. Checked it out to test the new dog on hikes... will return for leisure strolls often. We found a dinosaur hidden in the cracks of one of the rock walls and only then because the sunlight was hitting it just right. What a funny little treat!

hiking
Monday, November 13, 2017

Perfect hike for kids. We were able to go down and play in the river in the middle of our hike. Well maintained and very easy to follow. Clean bathrooms.

hiking
Monday, October 30, 2017

Great little hike for spur of the moment exercise.

hiking
Monday, September 11, 2017

This hike was gentle enough to go on with a child. Felt like a camp trail including intresting rock formations, trees, flowers and the river. Definately bring your fishing pole. Looked like there were some old buildings in town. will definately be back to explore those in the future!

walking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Perfect trail to take the kids, easy and short. A couple of great spots off the trail to sit and enjoy the river or jump in to cool off!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Good for littles.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Perfect for kids. Easy terrain. Interesting things to see and nice break in the middle at the river where you can sit under some shade and get your feet wet. I brought my 3 young kids and dog and had a great time. Bonus, there is a bathroom and garbage can in the parking lot.

hiking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

Easy for the younger crowd!!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Nice trail. Watch out for ticks.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

love it

walking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Really great trail and amazing views! Definitely not wheelchair friendly in one area where the chinese rock formations were but otherwise we picked up the chair around ruts and tree roots. Lots of shade on the trail as well, and LOTS of poison oak. We also saw a very large rattlesnake of to the side of the trail. Very very nice and will walk/hike it again!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Fun trail just under a mile with part running parallel to the river.

walking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Very nice easy loop. Great for any age, trail is well defined, nothing hard for small children. Some interesting rock formations and cool trees. A lot of poison oak right off the trail though. Easily avoidable but be aware if you have young ones that don't know what it is.

walking
Sunday, March 26, 2017

Nice walk with a great stop at the river as a treat.

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Great trail for the family nice end stop at the river before you head back.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

So Pretty!

hiking
Friday, January 06, 2017

Great place for the whole family, all access and all fitness levels. It's about a .5 miles down to the SF American river with a really nice beach, then another .5 mile to finish the loop. My kids love this Loop and love hanging out on the beach in nice weather.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Good hike for the kids

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This was a great trail for our family. We have an 8,4, and 3 year old and all but one walked the whole trail. The first half of the trail takes you down to a great little spot by the river and is completely jogging stroller friendly. The second half has a few really big rocks close to the trail which made it slow going with a jogger. We have put this one on our list of favorite hikes.

hiking
21 days ago

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