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Llano Seco in the fogGet outdoors and go for a walk! The Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex has a variety of trails. Learn more below.

Sacramento NWR

Wetland Walk - This 2-mile trails leaves from the visitor center. Grab a brochure and learn about the Complex, wildlife, and the variety of habitats. The north loop is accessible.  See the brochure and interpretive booklet.

Logan Creek Trails - Open only from February 15 - June 30. Access is from parking lot D off of County Road 68. See the brochure and photos.

For more information about Sacramento NWR click here.

Colusa NWR

This 1-mile trail (1/2 mile out and back) is a shaded walk through riparian habitat. Part way along the trail is a small board walk where visitors can look into the wetland and catch glimpses of waterfowl. This is a great spot to see wood ducks during the spring and summer. Trail begins near the platform. See the brochure.  More information about Colusa NWR click here.

Llano Seco Unit of the North Central Valley WMA

This 1-mile trail (1/2 mile out and back) departs from the observation platform at the parking area, and takes you to a second observation platform. Very limited shade during the summer. Great viewing of sandhill cranes and waterfowl from October - February.  See the brochure.  For more information about the Llano Seco unit click here.

Sutter NWR

Trails are only open from February 15 - June 30. Up to 6 miles of trails. Riparian section offers great viewing of songbirds and raptors. Waterfowl is present until the wetlands dry up in March/April. See the brochure and photos.  For more information about Sutter NWR click here.

Sacramento River NWR

Eight of the Sac River NWR units have trails. From May 15 - August 15 bicycles are permitted on the trails except on Ord Bend. Some units do have hunting between August 1 - May 31. Restrooms are only available on the Sul Norte unit. All areas offer great riparian habitat and viewing of migratory songbirds between March - late May. All brochures and more information can be found on the Sacramento River NWR Visitor Activties webpage.

  • Rio Vista - on South Avenue east of Corning, CA; 6.5 miles of marked trails; has a view of the river
  • Pine Creek - on Highway 32 just west of the Sacramento River; 2 miles of marked trails
  • Capay - on Road 23 which is off of Highway 45 south of Hamiliton City; 3 miles of marked trails; has a view of the river from the 3rd parking area
  • Ord Bend - on Ord Ferry Road just west of the Sacramento River; 1-mile of marked trail
  • Sul Norte - on Highway 162 west of the Sacramento River (about 0.1 mile east of the Highway 45 and 162 intersection; west of Butte City); 2.5 miles of marked trails
  • Codora - Access through the Sul Norte parking area; 4.5 miles of trails
  • Packer - on Highway 45 north of the town of Princeton; 1.5 miles of marked trails
  • Drumheller - on Road 67 (take Road Y south from Highway 162 east of Butte City); 0.4 mile of marked trail; has a view of the river

Be Prepared! These are natural and wild areas, be alert! You may encounter ticks, mosquitoes, wasps, yellow-jackets, bees, poison oak, stinging nettle, poison hemlock, rattle snakes (Sacramento River NWR), and mountain lions. 

Page Photo Credits — L Haller/USFWS
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2014
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