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Cosumnes River Preserve

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Epic Nature Hike!

Took the two very bored granddaughters on a nature hike and they loved the boardwalk, were amazed... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2018
Laura J
Galt, California
What a beautiful little spot in an unexpected location.

My 13 year old is quite the bird lover so we stopped here on our way to Sacramento. It was a great... read more

Reviewed April 3, 2018
Yorba Linda, California
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“nature hike”(2 reviews)
River preserve with trails and day hike facilities.
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13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt, CA 95632-9014
+1 916-684-2816
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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Took the two very bored granddaughters on a nature hike and they loved the boardwalk, were amazed with the sounds and had no idea so much fun was right in our back yard. They even have restrooms!!!!!!!!!!!! We counted at least 9 different bird species,...More

2  Thank Laura J
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

My 13 year old is quite the bird lover so we stopped here on our way to Sacramento. It was a great place to kill a few hours walking and exploring and viewing the variety of birds that were hanging out here. He even got...More

1  Thank brookerenae
Reviewed March 20, 2018

Large park with walking trails and bird-viewing-from-car, when I visited early string I found many meadowlarks, swallows and the expected ducks. Nice stop close to the highway.

1  Thank Gilbert H
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We had a great time here. The first parking lot without the visitor center has a very nice walk through the marsh on boardwalk. Lots of Ducks, Birds, Cranes, Geese & Predators. We also enjoy the walk through the woods from the second parking lot...More

1  Thank B C
Reviewed November 14, 2017

What a great trip here.I think we say a lil over 80 species of birds. We did the 6:45 tour with a biologist which was a lot of fun! hiked about 5 miles.

1  Thank Craig M
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

We like coming here for the scenic trails and the quiet. There's miles of trails to go explore. Also there is a small dock for kayak access to the river. All in all good to visit for a relaxing day.

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Reviewed April 10, 2017

We have visited The Consumnes River Preserve several times over the past few years on our trips to San Francisco. We have been there in several seasons, some dry and some wet. Last year we had been there in very dry conditions and there were...More

Thank Bob L
Reviewed August 13, 2016

It is a nice forested collection of trails to walk along, a total of a few miles. The far loop is a must, and remember to check on the leaflet for numbers as you go along - you can learn even more about the park.

2  Thank Janet H
Reviewed August 11, 2016

I drove almost 2 hours to get here and I was so excited to see it. I saw on instagram and google how beautiful this place would be. When we got there, there was NO ONE there to help us to give us directions. Their...More

1  Thank Kate U
Reviewed July 3, 2016

We were coming home from a trip and decided to see how far Franklin Blvd went. What a wonderful surprise! The drive was beautiful and we saw some really neat birds.

2  Thank weyesowl
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