Mormon Island Wetlands State Park
A little over a week ago, I finally went to check out this very low-profile state park located along Green Valley Road in Folsom. There are no interpretive signs or even an obvious entrance.
I’m still not sure of the exact boundaries of the park; I followed a rather muddy trail that paralleled Green Valley Road for quite a ways, skirting a thickly wooded, swampy area guarded by masses of poison oak.
The trail eventually took me to the top of a hill where I could survey the landscape. I was visiting on a Wednesday morning and had the place completely to myself, except for a woman doing sprints up and down the backside of the hill accompanied by her German Shepherd.