Bufferlands Open Trail Day

Bufferlands Events

Open Trail Day is another great opportunity to explore some of the Bufferlands. We will have several miles of trails open for you to hike at your own pace. Our biologists and docents will be out on the trails to help you find your way and to answer any nature-related questions. This is a great time to see Fall colors as our forests begin to change from green to gold. The trails will span through riparian forests with trees over 300 years old, oak woodlands, and seasonal wetlands.  Many species of songbirds, waterfowl and shorebirds can be seen  this time of year,

The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. Event and parking are free. Please sign in at the check-in table and get your trail map. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle.  There will be no food vendors on-site, but feel free to pack a picnic or trail snacks.. 

Wild animals are within the hiking trails.  *No pets please*


Take I-5 or Highway 99 south from Sacramento. Exit at Cosumnes River Blvd. Take Cosumnes River Blvd west to Freeport Blvd. Take Freeport Blvd south, past the golf course and the small town of Freeport. Turn left at signs opposite Cliff’s Marina (8651 River Rd, Sacramento, CA 95832). Follow signs to the parking area.

No Pets, Please! For all Bufferlands events, we respectfully request that you please leave your dogs and other pets at home.

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