Kaweah Oaks Preserve has several short, self-guided nature trails. Trails begin about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) west of the gateway pavilion and parking area.
Allow 20-30 minutes to access each trailhead. There is a digital trail with QR codes (black and white squares attached to grape stakes) along the sycamore trail that can be accessed by smart phones for additional information on plants and animals.
1/4-mile (0.4 km); allow 30 minutes
Features trellises of three-story-high California wild grape vines growing up into the canopies of valley oak trees. Look for ripening grapes in summer and early fall as you hike this trail.
3/4-mile (1.2 km); allow 60 minutes
Includes examples of the grandeur of California sycamore trees. Himalayan blackberries and oak galls are common along this trail. Use your smart phone to read QR codes along the digital trail here for additional information.
Wild Rose Trail
3/8-mile (0.6 km); allow 30 minutes
Enjoy aromatic mugwort and beautiful California wild roses along this trail. The trail also provides opportunities to observe wild grapes and valley oaks.
Valley Oak Trail -currently closed
This trail has been temporarily closed while SRT staff work on a forest management plan. Tree mortality has made the trail potentially dangerous.
7/8-mile (1.4 km); allow 60 minutes
During wet years when the water table is high, this trail boasts a freshwater pond with willow trees and pond turtles. During dry years, when the water table is low, the pond is dry for most of the year. Observe California wild grapes, blackberries, and magnificent Valley Oaks.