Yolo Causeway Bicycle Path

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, California

Distance1.7mi
Elevation Gain32ft
Trailhead Elevation31ft
Top32ft
Elevation Min/Max9/32ft
Elevation Start/End31/31ft

Yolo Causeway Bicycle Path

Yolo Causeway Bicycle Path is a hiking and biking trail in West Sacramento, California. It is within Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. It is 1.7 miles long and begins at 31 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 32 feet. This trail connects with the following: Roland Hensley Bicycle Pathway.

Yolo Causeway Bicycle Path Professional Reviews and Guides

"Follow elevated maintenance roads on a long loop through the 16,700-acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Sacramento’s west side, sharing the wetlands, grasslands and rice fields with countless birds.

For decades the levee-bound rice fields and remnants of wetlands on the south side of the interstate on Sacramento’s western border were little more than a curiosity for motorists speeding by. Now they are a destination for hikers, birders, and hunters.

The Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area’s seasonal and permanent wetlands, grasslands, and riparian zones are also a destination for birdlife of all descriptions, from the commonly seen mallard duck and red-winged blackbird to the more exotic peregrine falcon, great blue heron and Swainson’s hawk. It is a major waypoint on the Pacific Flyway, so no matter the season, venturing into the wildlife area will involve bird watching, birdcall, and bird wonder."

"Many rural areas in Northern California offer good birding on farmlands, and Yolo County is no exception. One thing to note in this particular region is that many of the crops are low growing and offer attractive foraging opportunities for Swainson’s Hawk, a state-listed threatened species. Specialty birds: Resident—White-tailed Kite, Burrowing Owl, Yellowbilled Magpie, Tricolored Blackbird, Western Meadowlark. Summer—Swainson’s Hawk. Winter—Ferruginous Hawk; Prairie and Peregrine Falcons; Mountain Plover; California Gull; Short-eared Owl. This eTrail provides detailed information on birding strategies for this specific location, the specialty birds and other key birds you might see, directions to each birding spot, a detailed map, and helpful general information."

"Follow elevated thruways on a leisurely loop through the 16,600-acre Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area on Sacramento’s west side, sharing viewscapes of wetlands, grasslands, and rice fields with countless birds.

For decades the levee-bound rice fields and remnants of wetlands on the south side of the interstate on metro Sacramento’s western edge were little more than a curiosity for motorists speeding by. Now, the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area’s seasonal and permanent wetlands, grasslands, and riparian zones are known as a destination for birdlife."

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Trail Information

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Nearby City
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Easy
Skill Level
Birding
Additional Use
California Department of Fish and Game, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters, 45211 Yolo CR 32B (Chiles Road), Davis 95618; (530) 757-2461; www.dfg.ca.gov/lands/wa/region3/yolo/index.html
Local Contacts
USGS Sacramento West CA; online at www.yolobasin.org or on the California Department of Fish and Games’ Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area page: www.wildlife.ca.gov/lands/places-to-visit/yolo-bypass-wa
Local Maps

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Sep 2018