Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Sacramento, California 95822

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge

Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Professional Review and Guide

"Once threatened by urban growth sprawling south from metropolitan Sacramento, a short paved loop through restored wetlands at Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge focuses on education and expanding awareness of what came before shopping malls and freeways.

This one is for the kids. Though the Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge has been around since 1994, and guided hikes have been taking place on a small parcel of the 6,500-acre refuge near North Stone Lake for years, the Blue Heron Trails are a new addition, opened to the public in November 2011. The paved paths wind through a restored wetland and circle three small ponds that attract a variety of birdlife, including the stately sandhill crane."

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Trail Information

Sacramento
Nearby City
0.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
30 minutes
Duration
Year-round
Season
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Stone Lakes National Wildlife Refuge, 1624 Hood- Franklin Rd., Elk Grove 95757; (916) 775-4420; www.fws.gov/stonelakes
Local Contacts
USGS Bruceville CA; online at www.fws.gov/stonelakes/hq.htm. The trail is straightforward enough that no map is needed.
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018