Friday WalksFriday Walks

Larchmont Community Park to Gristmill, ARP

Waiver and Sign-up required.

Welcome to the new Friday Walks returning after an 18 month health recess. With the return are a few new Rules:
You MUST sign an Electronic Liability Waiver in advance for Sacramento Valley CNPS Friday Walks. This is a permanent change required by CNPS statewide. Note that this Waiver is for Sacramento Valley CNPS Friday Walks only and does not cover Sacramento Valley CNPS Field Trips nor any Events or Field Trips offered by other CNPS Chapters. The only difference with the Sacramento Valley CNPS Friday Walks Liability Waiver is that once signed it is valid through the end of the current calendar year.  Email John Schmidt to receive a Waiver form.
For now the Friday Walks will also have a limit on the number of participants. Initially the limit is 15 attendees plus 1 leader. Only 4 new to Friday Walks attendees can sign up for each walk during this initial restart of Friday Walks. If your name appears on a sign in sheet after January 1, 2013 you are not considered a new attendee.

Walks held unless there is heavy rain. Cancellation notices posted by 7PM Thursday evening if heavy rain is in the forecast.

Friday, October 18, 9:15am-noon. Larchmont Community Park near ARP

Join us for an early fall walk on a trail that winds above the bank of the American River. Fall colors are starting to appear, The area holds some native trees, shrubs and herbs along with many non-native plants. Expect to see a variety of birds along the river. The trail upriver is shady in many parts but expect sunshine on the return along the top of the levee. The trail continues all the way east to the Gristmill area where we will turn around and follow another path part of the way back. This walk will be longer than normal, about 3.5 miles, but involves little climbing. For more information, email John Schmidt or call 916-500-8456.

Bring water, hat, snack, and appropriate weather protection.

Meet at the teardrop on this map or use the directions below. Looking at the map will help locate this very residential park.

Directions to Larchmont Community Park from downtown Sacramento:
– East Hwy 50 to Watt Ave. exit 11
– North on Watt Ave towards the American River
– Right off Watt Ave at La Rivera Dr exit, first exit after crossing over Hwy 50 and before crossing the bridge over the river.
– Right onto La Rivera Dr.
– Head east on La Rivera Dr. for 0.9 miles.
– Left at Stansberry Way There is NO Stop sign on LA Rivera at Stansberry.)
– Continue on Stansberry Way passing the school and into the Larchmont Community Park parking area.

We’ll meet in the parking lot.

Parking is free.

There are portable rest facilities next to the parking area and also at Gristmill near the halfway point.

We’ll meet at 9:15am and start walking at 9:30am.

If driving from east of Watt Ave. on Hwy 50, it might be shorter to exit at Bradshaw and go west on Folsom Blvd to La Rivera Dr. then follow La Rivera to right on Linda Rio Dr, left on Whitewater Way and right at Stansberry Way. See the linked map.


Oct 22 2021


9:15 am - 11:45 am

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