Park Description:
The Cosumnes River Preserve is a growing multi-agency partnership that encompasses more than 46,000 acres of wetlands and adjacent uplands. It was designed to protect one of the last free flowing river ecosystems in the state which include the greater sandhill crane, giant garter snake, Swainson's hawk and Elderberry longhorn beetle as well as a number of native plants including the valley oak (Quercus lobata). From a hiking viewpoint, it's an extremely attractive area considering the bio-diverse environments of marshes, rivers, thick woodlands, grassy fields, and nature boardwalks.

Directions: Cosumnes River Preserve is located about half way between Stockton and Sacramento off of highway 5.
From highway 5 take the Twin City (E13) east a half mile to Franklin. Right on Franklin. The preserve is about two miles down. Watch for signs. Map link

There are restrooms and a visitors center.
(916) 684-2816

Link: to park here.  
Trailmap: here

$ free. 

   Cosumnes River Walk trail
   November 8, 2007
   November 6, 2008

   November 19, 2009











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The new visitors center.