Howard Slough at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

Sacramento, California

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A circuit through this wildlife refuge in San Francisco Bay’s marshy delta region offers views of Mount Diablo, opportunities for bird watching, and the chance to see one of California’s rare tule elk herds.
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by Tracy Salcedo- Chourre (Falcon Guides)

A circuit through this wildlife refuge in San Francisco Bay’s marshy delta region offers views of Mount Diablo, opportunities for bird watching, and the chance to see one of California’s rare tule elk herds.

© 2012 Tracy Salcedo- Chourre/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sacramento
Distance: 4.75
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 3 hours
Season: Spring, during bird migrations; late Sept, during the tule elk rut. Open for hiking Feb through July and the last 1 to 2 weeks of Sept. The area is closed for general public use, including hiking, during special tule elk hunts in Aug and early Sept, and Oct through Jan.
Local Contacts: California Department of Fish and Game, Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, 2548 Grizzly Island Rd., Suisun 94585; (707) 425-3828; www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/grizzlyisland/index.html
Local Maps: USGS Honker Bay CA; online at www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/grizzlyisland; available at the entrance kiosk
Driving Directions: Directions to Howard Slough at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area

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