Larchmont Community Park to Watt Ave, ARP
Waiver and Sign-up required.
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 2023 Waiver form.
For now the Friday Walks will also have a limit on the number of participants. The limit is 20 attendees plus 1 leader.
Walks held unless heavy rain, extreme heat or very poor air quality are forecast. Cancellation notices posted by 7PM Thursday evening.
CANCELLED — County Parks Closure.
A new 2023 Friday Walks Liability Waiver will be required for everyone. Email John for the new 2023 Friday Walks Liability Waiver.
Friday, January 6, 9:15am-11:45am. Larchmont Community Park near ARP
Join us for an early winter walk on a trail and levee that winds above the bank of the American River. The area holds a mix of native and non-native trees, shrubs and herbs. Expect to see some birds along the river. If lucky, we may see horsehair worms in some puddles. The trail downriver is shady in parts and more open on the return which will be on the top of the levee. This walk will be longer than normal, about 3.5 miles. Little climbing is involved. For more information, email John Schmidt or call/text 916-500-8456.
Bring water, hat, snack, appropriate weather protection and possibly binoculars.
Meet at the red teardrop on this map or use the directions below. Looking at the map will help locate this very residential park next to a school.
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 (not recommended) and also near the Watt Ave bridge near the halfway point.
We’ll meet at 9:15am and start walking about 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 above.