National Wildlife Refuge System

8 miles south of Merced, Calif., on State Hwy 59, then 8 miles west on Sandy Mush Road.
Merced County, CA,
Phone: 209-826-3508
E-mail: tara_wertz@fws.gov@fws.gov

BITTERN MARSH LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.37 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: 1.8
    • 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: Mowed

Special Features

  • Wildlife photography
  • Sights, sounds, smells: majestic

KESTREL LOOP TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.47 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
    • 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

  • Take a walk on the wild side
  • Sights, sounds, smells: majestic

MEADOWLARK TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.28 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: 1.7
    • 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

  • Sights, sounds, smells: majestic
  • Sights, sounds, smells: majestic
Last updated: October 28, 2010