SN: 114369 - 2020 / Y1314

Cosumnes River Preserve

Year Round Walk

Galt, California


The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:

McDonald's Restaurant

WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.

From Wed, Jan 1st, 2020 to Dec 31st, 2020

Start times: Must start and finish during daylight hours.

Special programs

Mayflower - 400th Anniversary Walk

Walking the USA A - Z

Long description

Restaurant open daily 6am-9pm; call for holiday hrs. Ask at the counter for the Walk Box-it was last kept behind the counter at the right-hand register. The Lost Slough Wetlands Walk is a 1-mile universally-accessible trail offering an up-close view of lush marshes, wetland plants, water-birds, insects and amphibians. There is also a wooden boardwalk meandering into the Lost Slough. The River Walk Trail is on raised levees through a variety of habitats, including buttonbush thickets, native grasslands, valley oak riparian forest, cottonwood-willow riparian forest, tule marsh, valley oak savannah and several restoration projects.

Distance: 5K, 10K, Rating: 1B

Restrooms: Yes

Pets: No

Strollers: Medium

Wheelchairs: Medium


Driving from McDonald's to the Preserve: Head northwest on Elk Grove Blvd toward Harbour Point Dr. Merge onto I-5 S via the ramp to Los Angeles. Take Exit 498 for Twin Cities Rd and turn left. Turn right onto Franklin Blvd, destination will be on the left. Another option is to head northwest on Elk Grove Blvd toward Harbour Point Dr. Make a U-turn at Harbour Point Dr. Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Franklin Blvd. Make a slight right to stay on Franklin Blvd. In 8.9 miles the destination will be on the left. During the winter months, the natural flood cycle often results in complete inundation of this trail by floodwaters. Boardwalk is open from 10am-4pm and trail is open from sunrise to sunset. Contact the Cosumnes River Preserve for trail conditions, (916) 684-2816, For more information on the Cosumnes River Preserve (13501 Franklin Blvd, Galt CA 95632, 916.684.2816), check their website at check FAQs under Visitor Resources for Visitor Center hours.CA Counties: Sacramento, (5k = 3.1 miles, 10k = 6.2 miles)

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

Driving to the start box

2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Elk Grove CA 95758, (916) 478-9245. From I-5, take the Elk Grove Blvd exit and go east. McDonald's is on the left, just past Harbour Point Dr. From SR 99, take Elk Grove Blvd exit and go west. McDonald's is on the right on the northeast corner of Elk Grove Blvd and Harbour Point Dr. Once you've signed in at McDonald's, you will have a short drive to reach the Preserve --see Comments for directions.

Sacramento Walking Sticks

Event website:

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