|one of the park benches|
Now, on to the trail! We found the trail at the Blackstone Road exit off 41 in Fresno just past the River Park Mall on Nees Ave. at the underpass bridge. We parked in the mall parking lot by a credit union and rode our bikes around the corner to pick up the trail. It was a beautiful trail, wide and very shady for the first part, many gorgeous flowering bushes and trees along the way. This trail skirts residential and commercial areas but has been extensively landscaped all along the way, at least where we were. I read that over 4400 trees have been planted along this trail. There are great benches along the way, and plenty of places to come off the trail and get a bite to eat or some ice cream in the area malls and shopping areas. You are not smack in the middle of these shopping areas, you are off to one side. We rode about nine miles today....it was a beautiful day to go and we even found a little strawberry stand further out with the most luscious sweet berries. I packed 'em back in my little bike pouch and back home we came...LOVE that fresh California fruit!
|A nice shady resting area on the bike trail|