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Cosumnes River Preserve Trail 4.1 Miles Beg.

  • Mar 8, 2014 · 9:45 AM
  • REI

Title: Cosumnes River Preserve Trail

Type: Connected loops

Cool Features: Lots of wild life, River and wetlands, and of course YOU!

Description: The hike takes you through riparian forests, fresh water marshes, vernal pools,  annual grasslands and by the Cosumnes River. It is also a great place to see wildlife. Many species of birds and mammals. We will first 15 or so minutes and go through the visitors center. Then we will hike the far loop first south towards the river. When we find a nice spot we will take a break and lunch. After we will complete all loops and the hike. 

Best time to visit: All Year

Elevation Gain/Loss: Climb to 30 feet

Altitude at Trailhead: 10'

Terrain: Grass or dirt with some concrete sidewalks

Distance: 4.1 Miles

Difficulty Rating: Beginner "Rating Chart"

Fitness Level: Able to walk trails for an hour without rest.

Expected Duration: about 2.5 hours for the hike

Special Skills Necessary:

Where to meet: Please Specify where you will meet. REI or trailhead

Depart: 10am from REI

Departure Trailhead: 10:45 am from trailhead

Type of travel: Carpool or meet at trailhead

Things to bring: Willingness to hike together as a group no matter what the speed of the slowest hiker. Willingness to stay between the sweeper and the leader.

Plus: 2 liters of Water, Snacks, Sunscreen, Bug Repellent, Appropriate footwear for safe travel on the surfaces of the hike (Hiking Trail).

Membership Required: All adult participants must be Sacramento Trail
Mix members. Minors are welcome when accompanied by their parent or guardian club member.

Event Fee: $0

Host donation: $2

Carpool Fee: $3

Fees: N/A

Permits: N/A

Dogs: No dogs please.

Directions to Trailhead: From REI   take a right on Exposition Blvd. Take Expo and take onramp at 80 south. Travel down 80 and take the 50/80 ramp west (right ).At the I-5 ramp we take the I-5 ramp south. Travel I-5 south to Twin Cities Rd exit and go over the overpass east to Franklen Blvd. Turn right on Franklin and travel south to Preserve parking at visitors center. Around a 29 mile drive.


Restrooms available: Pit toilet available at trailhead

Event Guide Contact Info: Lee[masked] or [masked]



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  • ron

    It was a beautiful day and something new.

    March 9, 2014

  • Cathy A.

    Lovely way to see nature close by.

    1 · March 8, 2014

  • Anne D.

    B there n 5 mins

    March 8, 2014

  • Neelofar

    I will meet you at trail head. Thank you

    March 8, 2014

  • Pam

    Catch you on another one. Have fun!

    March 7, 2014

  • Richard K

    Looks like a nice hike Lee. I may have to steal it from you. :)

    March 7, 2014

  • Pam

    might bring my nephew

    March 7, 2014

  • bev c.

    I will be at REI.

    March 7, 2014

  • Amy

    I will meet at the trail head.

    March 7, 2014

  • Jason O.

    I will meet at the trail head

    March 6, 2014

  • Doreen

    See you at the trail head

    March 6, 2014

  • Shelley S.

    See you at REI.

    1 · March 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Meet at the trail head.....

    March 6, 2014

  • Joni

    See you at the trailhead...

    March 5, 2014

  • ron

    Coming from yuba city, will meet at the trail head.

    March 5, 2014

  • Cathy A.

    I will be at REI. I would appreciate a ride.

    March 5, 2014

  • Elena

    Will see you at trailhead

    March 5, 2014

  • Anne D.

    I will b at REI.

    March 4, 2014

  • Anne D.

    Oh heck yes. I b there! Glad it's not too terribly early on my weekend! Thank you (;

    1 · March 4, 2014

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