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Jo Smith Nature Area

Jo Smith former Board Member for whom the trail is named.  She was a nature enthusiast.

Named after Jo Smith, Illustrator, Author, Editor and long time  advocate of the American River Parkway and nature in the Sacramento region and Arcade Creek Recreation and Park District Board Member. 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, and then continues to follow Arcade Creek approximately one half mile and crosses to the American River College campus via the Jo Smith Nature Trail Pedestrian Bridge completed in the Fall of 2018 in cooperation with the Sacramento Area Sewer District and American River College/Los Rios Community College District and the Recreation Trails Program Grant funded through the State of California State Parks Department.
 

A section of the trail following some maintenance.
Early morning walkers.