Ducks Profile
Crane In Flight
Wetlands
Valley Oak
Egrets
Shorebirds
Dancing Cranes
Poppies
Sunset
Flooded Oak

Hiking

Hiking

Within the 50,000+ acres of the preserve, we have over 11 miles of pristine trail for you to hike. Some days you can walk for hours without spotting another human being, enjoying in your solitude the serene majesty of nature.

Wildlife

Wildlife

The preserve is home to more than 250 bird species, more than 40 fish species, and some 400+ plant species have been verified. Keep an eye out for Greater and Lesser Sandhill Cranes, Northern Pintail, Swainson’s Hawks, and Black-necked Stilts. Within the preserve you can see for yourself the rich variety of American wildlife.

Field Trips

Field Trips

We welcome group visits and school field trips, and have a training program and teaching materials available for schoolteachers — or you can take one of our volunteer-guided tours!

Upcoming Activities

May
23

Guided Photography Walk

Come discover landscape photography at Cosumnes Preserve. This two-hour photo tour will take participants on the Lost Slough trail east of the visitor center. A primary focus of the walk will be enhancing our “seeing” of the landscape, the shapes and textures of the oaks, grasses, even the poison oak.
May
30

Habitat Restoration Workday

The Habitat Restoration Team is an opportunity to gain practical work experience in restoration and land management while helping to advance the Preserve’s goals to provide sustainable habitats for Central Valley plants and wildlife. Workdays are a great way to connect with the local environment and are ideal for individuals seeking service learning hours.
Jun
6

Volunteer Naturalist Training

Do you love talking to people about nature? Are you always watching birds, taking walks, reading about on your local flora and fauna? If so, share your knowledge and your love for preserving what's left of our natural areas! You must RSVP by May 25, 2015 to bowlink@saccounty.net
Jun
6

Guided Hike

Come join the Preserves Guided Hike Docents on a hiking tour of the Cosumnes River Preserve.

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