Marsh Trail

This cool, winding boardwalk meanders over and along the stream under a canopy of Fremont cottonwoods, red willows, and an occasional white alder. Marshes along the way support dwarf willow, goldenrods, cattail, yerba mansa, water parsnip, and water cress. A birder’s paradise, especially during the spring and fall migration of neotropical birds, the marsh area supports the second highest density of breeding birds known in the United States. Annual surveys document that 1400 pairs of breeding birds per square kilometer nest here.

Extend your experience by relaxing at one of the three decks located along the way. This six-foot wide boardwalk with edge curbs is composed of 60% recycled plastic milk containers combined with 40% sawdust. Environmentally appropriate, the building material lasts longer than wood and is nonpolluting. This trail is handicapped-accessible and provides a nature experience for everyone.

0.65 miles 15 minutes Easy
1046 meters   Full-Access
Walk the
Marsh Trail!

Copyright 2010 by Friends of Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
Please read the Disclaimer regarding this web site. 

 Report broken links and other errors to Webmaster.