This lovely 1/4 mile trail wanders through a beautiful oak woodland, next to a little slough. Year-round, you are sure to find Oak Titmice, White-breasted Nuthatches, Great Egrets, Belted Kingfishers, Nuttall’s Woodpeckers, and Spotted Towhees! During fall migration you might find Warbling Vireos, Nashville Warblers, Black-throated Gray Warblers, or some interesting vagrants: maybe an American Restart, Magnolia Warbler, or Varied Thrush will make an appearance. During the winter months, you will hear the scolding chatter-call of the tiny Ruby-crowned Kinglet, the chucking of Hermit Thrushes, see plenty of Yellow-rumped Warblers foraging in the canopy, and if you’re lucky, you might spot a Brown Creeper creeping up the trunks of the oak trees.
Directions: Head west out of Chico on West Sacramento Avenue until it T’s at River Road, the parking lot is across the intersection, just a slight jog north.