Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services
The City of Fresno, Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services Department offers several trails for the community to enjoy at their leisure. Check them out below and visit one for your next walk!
Lewis S. Eaton Trail:
This trail begins on the Northwest corner of Woodward Park (Friant Road and Audubon Drive) and runs parallel to Friant Road. The trail is currently 4 miles long and provides convenient access to walking, running, cycling, horseback riding, wheelchair access, and nature observation along the San Joaquin River.
||Woodward Park, North Gate Parking Lot |
||Route #30 (equipped with bike racks) stops at Audubon|
||Drinking fountains and restrooms are located inside the park and 2 miles North on the trail.|
||Benches, bridges, trees and beautiful scenery of the San Joaquin River, foothills and the Sierra Mountains.|
Sugar Pine Trail:
This trail begins at Fresno Street and Nees Avenue and runs along Friant Road to Shepherd, then East to Willow. The trail then continues South along Willow and runs Southeast in the City of Clovis. The trail is paved and includes over 4,400 trees planted by 3,000 volunteers setting a Guinness World Record! The trail offers a mixture of deciduous and evergreen trees so there will always be something to see for the many joggers, bikers, and families just strolling along.
||The trail is accessible for cycling, running, walking, rollerblading, horseback riding, and wheel chairs.|
||Paved trail, benches and a large variety of trees.|
Other Trails Around Fresno
Camp Pashayan Nature Trail:
Wandering along the banks of the river, this trail takes you on a full loop of the park and adjacent ecological reserve.
||Camp Pashayan entrance gate ($2.00 entrance fee - open Saturday and Sunday, April through October).|
||picnicking, fishing, boating and public restrooms are available. Also offered are canoe and kayak rentals.|
Jensen Loop Trail:
This trail ventures off the Lewis S. Eaton Trail onto the newly acquired Jensen River Ranch and down to the banks of the river.
Parking and access to the trail can be found on the Northeast side of Woodward Park.
This 62 mile self-guided motor or bicycle tour through California's heartland was created by the Fresno Chamber Blossom Trail Committee to celebrate and feature the natural beauty of Fresno County's agriculture and historical points of interest. Panoramas of orchards full of fruit trees alive with fragrance and bursting with blossoms awaits you. Enjoy the peak period for visiting the Blossom Trail in late February through March. Beyond March, tourists can still view the many beautiful wildflowers that bloom into June.
Barbecues are available.
Directions - Lions Den (Neighborhood) Park, 4650 N. Marks, Fresno 93705
Located in Northwest Fresno on the corner of Marks and Emerson Avenues next to Slater Elementary School between Shaw and Ashlan Avenues.