Join Cosumnes River Preserve docents on a guided vernal pool and wildflower hike along Rancho Seco's Howard Ranch Trail!
This significant landscape is important because of the rare and unique landscape of vernal pools, which occur only in California's Mediterranean climate. These pools support flora and fauna that exist no where else in the world.
The guided hike takes you 2 miles into the nature area, stopping along the way to learn about the vernal pools and wildflowers scattered along the grassland. At this point, you can turn around to have completed a 4-mile total hike, or you can continue on with the docents to complete an additional 3 miles, totally in 7 miles once you return to your car.
Trail takes about 3.5-4 miles.
The majority of this trail is exposed to sunlight, so please dress accordingly and a sun hat and sunblock is encouraged.
Meet at the Rancho Seco Recrational Area trailhead located at 14960 Twin Cities Road, Herald, CA 95638.
PLEASE be aware that there is a $12 charge per vehicle and you must RSVP at the link below.