Lewis S. Eaton Trail

California

Lewis S. Eaton Trail Facts

States: California
Counties: Fresno
Length: 5.9 miles
Trail end points: Woodward Park and Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies on Old Friant Rd.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 6032235
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Horseback Riding, Walking

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Lewis S. Eaton Trail Description

The Lewis S. Eaton Trail is the backbone of the growing trail network central to the planned 22-mile San Joaquin River Parkway. The main trail currently offers more than 5 paved miles through Woodward Park and beyond, presenting views of the San Joaquin River bottom and distant Sierra Nevada mountains as the route heads north along the river bluffs.

Spur trails in Woodward Park offer a natural surface alternative for equestrian users. In the north, the trail ends at the Coke Hallowell Center for River Studies, where you can learn about the cultural and natural history of the river and its adjacent lands.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking for the Lewis S. Eaton Trail is available at Fresno's Woodward Park (7775 Friant Road). Note that the park charges a $5 vehicular entrance fee.

Lewis S. Eaton Trail Reviews

this is a Great trail for beginners and pros. Great benches and restrooms. Gorgeous scenery and a safe place to ride. Several options attach around Woodward park

I love this trail. I run it often and do so slowly, so I can take in the beauty of the wildlife and the plant life. Slow down and take a look at the tiny things you might otherwise miss.

Accordion

The Lewis Eaton trail is wide enough to accommodate plenty of bike, pedestrian, and other assorted forms of travel even on the busiest day. Running through 300 acre Woodward Park, you'll travel through cool forests of California Redwoods and Lodgepole Pines before coming to the wildlife-rich San Joaquin river conservancy land. We've seen Foxes, Red-tail Hawks, huge flocks of Cedar Waxwings, Scrub Jays, and tons of Egrets, Ducks, and Geese along the way - so bring your binoculars. The River Conservancy House at the end of the trail is beautiful and well worth the trip - water, bathrooms, and a gift shop are located ajacent to the River House. If you have the time (and the equipment) take a side-trip to the Mountain Bike Course at Woodward Park - they've done a beautiful job of building an extensive and challenging run!

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