National Wildlife Refuge System

947-C West Pacheco Blvd
Los Banos, CA, 93635
Phone: 209-826-3508
E-mail: karl_stromayer@fws.gov

CHESTER MARSH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Admin Road

Special Features

  • Open Feb 15 to Sept 15
  • Travels around permanent marsh
  • Passes historic ferry crossing on San Joaquin River



KESTERSON UNIT TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 6.22 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 2.4
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Admin Road

Special Features

  • Perfect place to introduce someone to nature

RACCOON MARSH

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.3 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Admin road/compacted gravel

Special Features

  • Listen to the natural world

SOUSA MARSH TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Admin Road

Special Features

  • Elevated observation platform
  • Spectacular waterbird viewing fall thru spring




UPLAND NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Compacted gravel

Special Features

  • Departs from visitor center
  • Travels through maze of quail bush




WETLAND NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.8 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Surface: Compacted gravel

Special Features

  • Departs from visitor center
  • Semi-permanent marsh bordered by riparian slough
  • Year-round birdwatching



WINTON MARSH NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.5 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 3.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Admin Road

Special Features

  • Elevated observation platform
  • Meanders around permanent wetland




WOODY POND TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.75 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 1
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Admin road/compacted gravel

Special Features

  • That honk you hear is natural
Last updated: October 28, 2010