A giant eagle’s nest, a colorful trail of salmon eggs, a caddis fly home big enough to crawl through, a mouse house, and huge killdeer eggs are some of the attractions visitors can enjoy when they stroll the Hidden Homes Nature Trail. This 1/2-mile footpath features larger-than-life-sized animal homes created by local artists for visitors to climb in, on, and around to experience firsthand what other species need to survive along the San Joaquin River. Learn more about these animals and the places they call “home” while enjoying a walk through native plantings installed by Vulcan Materials Company upon completion of mining operations, and the East Fresno Kiwanis Club.
Whether enjoying clear views of the Sierra Nevada and the River Center, or the adventure of walking through a misty fog, a trip around the Hidden Homes Nature Trail is a great way to connect with nature any time of the year. Keep your eyes and ears open and you may encounter a variety of the wildlife attracted by this protected space, from waterfowl settling in the water below the trail, to the hawks and coyotes scoping them out from above.
The Hidden Homes Nature Trail is located immediately adjacent to the River Center and is open to the public Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays and Sundays, from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.