Hike the Cosumnes River Walk Trail

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Distance

3.1 miles

Elevation Gain

16 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Lindsay Cameron

A beautiful afternoon hike

This trail is a short, easy, accessible and beautiful trail for a nice afternoon walk (or photoshoot).  

I recommend the River Walk Trail (~3 miles).  It is flat and easy to walk.  There are multiple loops so you can turn back at any time. There are small bridges, access to the water, meadows, etc.  A great place to see wildlife. You can combine it with the Wetlands Walk Trail (1 mile) and/or the Boardwalk Trail (0.5 mile outlook) to make it a bit longer.  

If you show up around Golden Hour, it makes for a beautiful photography backdrop for family photos, engagement shoots, etc. !!

It's not very crowded but has higher volume during weekends for sure.

For more information, you can check out their website:

https://www.cosumnes.org/

The visitor center has nice postcards and information for the Preserve.  (but it is currently closed during COVID). 

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River
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Wildflowers
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