District office

4855 Hamilton St.

Sacramento, CA  95841    916-482-8377


Jo Smith Nature Trail

A decision has been made as of 8/22/19  to close a section of the Jo Smith Nature Trail due to dangerous conditions (creek bank erosion into the trail).  This will be a temporary closure until an alternate path can be blazed.

We are waiting on a quote to fix this area and hope to have it completed as soon as possible.  We will update both the web site and Facebook site as things develop.

Staff will be posting  signs today,  

Please contact Steve Fraher at 482-8377 if you have any questions about this situation. 

Named after Jo Smith, Illustrator, Author, Editor and long time  advocate of the American River Parkway and nature in the Sacramento region, the Jo Smith Nature Trail begins at Arcade Creek Park at 5613 Omni Drive and runs along the south side of Arcade Creek Park and in the Verde Cruz Creek floodplain. 

The trail follows Arcade Creek approximately .3 miles and crosses to American River College.