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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Often small groups of northern shovelers bring food to the surface by swimming rapidly in a circle while swinging their bills side to side. They strain aquatic vegetation, plankton, and tiny invertebrates through the comblike edges of their shovel-shaped bill.