Hikes from Rancho del Oso


Marsh Trail
(Trail ends at Waddell Creek from October – late April)
Distance: .4 miles
Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
This trail is perfect for families looking for a short hike to explore the marsh and Waddell Creek, or for birders seeking to find the next bird on their list. The Marsh Trail is teeming with life. Rabbits are frequently seen scurrying off the trail, while dragonflies swoop over the water, and birds flit among the willows growing near the creek. Due to the abundance of water, flowering plants have an especially long season here. The Marsh Trail connects the Rancho del Oso Nature and History Center to the Ranger Station by a bridge over Waddell Creek.
From approximately October – late April, this trail ends at Waddell Creek due to seasonal bridge removal.