Effie Yeaw Nature Center Trails

#1 of 1 trails in Ancil Hoffman Park
Effie Yeaw Nature Center Trails is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carmichael, CA that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.0 miles 29 feet Loop
no dogs wheelchair friendly kid friendly birding hiking nature trips trail running walking river wild flowers wildlife
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Jay A
8 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Great trail, saw awesome wildlife, easy with plenty of options on length. Awesome views of the river.

Bri Johnson
20 days ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Used to go on these trails all the time as a kid, my grandfather would take my sister and I. We had a ton of fun watching all the wildlife and spending time with family. Just went there again recently after being out of state for 9 years. Have to say it hasn't changed a bit!! Still fun and beautiful, very clean and easy trails. Really love this place, it has a very special spot in my heart!

21 days ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

had fun

Ana C.
27 days ago

Very beautiful

parvathi tholla
1 month ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Renee Welsh
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Perfect for my 2 year old:)

Stephanie LeBeau
2 months ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

I came here to go hiking but they do not allow dogs...

Yesica Vergara
2 months ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

Amazing trail. My kids love it.
Unfortunately dogs are not allowed in the nature walk? But overall we had an amazing time :)

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Jody Schaefer
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

Emily Santos
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

This was an okay trail. There were a lot of inconsiderate people with off leash dogs and I had to protect my on leash dog. Other than that, the trail was nice, not overly difficult terrain and since its almost spring everything was green and beautiful.

Aretha Gillis
3 months ago

17 Completed17 Reviews

Cute little outing with wildlife. Kids will love it.

Sera Kay
5 months ago

5 Completed1 Reviews

Very pretty. Not strenuous at all. I prefer to get my heart rate up a little, but it was good for my dad.

Candace Amundson
7 months ago

16 Completed11 Reviews

I'm sure it's pretty when we are not in a drought but it was too dry for me - there are green markers but no information on them any longer and that was sad - the trail is not super interesting except the vine tree at the beginning

Joy Sheehan
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Not a whole lot of shade on most trails and the river isn't as full due to the drought but the nature center has wildlife and a good sized room for kids to learn and play in as well as a nice picnic area.

Laura B
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great for the kids. Lots of educational signs to read. Deer close to the paths. Make sure you go into the nature center and see the reptiles and birds.

Jerry Y
8 months ago

4 Completed2 Reviews

Great place to take the family for an easy hike and an opportunity to see deer,etc and have the kids learn something about the area at the Nature Center.

Rae Cline
9 months ago

11 Completed14 Reviews


Dominik Novinc
10 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

very nice and scenic. could be a little bit longer...doesn't take too long to get thru.

Karen B
11 months ago

6 Completed2 Reviews

Great photo opportunities and an excellent family location for easy hiking and river views. Lots of wildlife and plants. Museum and docents have live animals to show. Highly recommended.

Julie Madrid
1 year ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Just spent 3 hours here. I came by myself and had a BLAST!!