Coleman National Fish Hatchery
California and Nevada Region

Battle Creek Salmon Trail

Children and families can now enjoy seeing wildlife
before or after their tours of Coleman NFH by exploring the Battle Creek Salmon Trail

Children and families can now enjoy seeing wildlife
before or after their tours of Coleman NFH by exploring the
Battle Creek Salmon Trail
Source: USFWS

Jack Blanke, President of the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Friends Group, worked on the route for the trail in 2010. Additional improvements are being planned

Jack Blanke, President of the Coleman National Fish
Hatchery Friends Group, worked on the route for the trail in 2010.
Additional improvements are being planned
Source: USFWS

The wildlife viewing trail between USFWS Coleman National Fish Hatchery and the California Department of Fish & Game's Battle Creek Wildlife Area is a wondeful place to connect with nature. The trail is an interpretive trail with signs identifying plants, birds, insects, and other points of interest. The 2 mile (one way) trail route passes wetland ponds, provides views of the creek and an up close look at riparian plants. During the fall salmon migration season, there is the potential of seeing salmon in the creek. Hikers can either continue hiking or utilize a pre-arranged personal vehicle shuttle to return to Coleman NFH.

Hunting, possession of firearms and archery equipment as well as fishing, horseback riding and bicycles are not allowed on the trail. Dogs are allowed if leashed at all times but dog training is not. Be sure to dress appropriately for the season on the trail and remember to bring plenty of water.

The USFWS recognizes the importance of increasing opportunities for people to learn about the environment and become connected to nature. We hope that parents will take their families out to play, explore and enjoy quality time in nature. The young people who experience wildlife viewing will help to build support for healthy ecosystems by demonstrating that nature is important to family well-being and childrens' health, happiness and success in school.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recognizes the Coleman National Fish Hatchery Friends Group for their dedication and hard work in constructing the Battle Creek Salmon Trail.

Additional Resources

Printable Battle Creek Salmon Trail Visitor's Map

Printable Battle Creek Salmon Trail Satellite View Map

KRCR Channel 7 News Piece on Battle Creek Salmon Trail

Last updated: September 17, 2012