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Must see on the Davis Campus

Okay, so we just discovered this after taking a bike tour given by UC Davis. This is a must see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
San Luis Obispo County, California
Peace in the Garden

Something about the Arboretum lends itself to peacefulness. It must be all the different flora... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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“putah creek”(32 reviews)
This two-mile-long arboretum is a peaceful, popular spot.
448 La Rue Rd, Davis, CA 95616-5219
+1 530-752-4880
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Okay, so we just discovered this after taking a bike tour given by UC Davis. This is a must see. A hidden gem. Take Old Davis road to Arboretum bike path. You can walk or ride a bike. There is live music on occasion, beautiful...More

Thank Pasotravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Something about the Arboretum lends itself to peacefulness. It must be all the different flora- trees & shrubs & flowers- some reflecting on the water - that encourage a meditative and happy stroll along its paths. And being right in town, it's practically in our...More

Thank lapisblue55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice for a walk or bike ride, following a serpentine slough. Planted with Coast Redwoods and other species in between. Cool, shaded, and leads to the great new UC Davis art gallery

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my standard running location because of the natural beauty and quiet natural surroundings. Very convenient to the university. I never tire of it.

Thank 747jfg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the Arboretum at least twice a month. There is a wonderful paved path on both sides of the waterway. It takes about 1 1/2 hours to walk the entire circuit, although several bridges allow a walker to shorten the visit. Seasonal plants seem...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are members so we go to get the 10% discount and support the program. Staff and volunteers are very helpful but their expertise will vary significantly. Each of the staff has their expertise and some volunteers are clueless (which is okay as they help...More

Thank richardsO5135AG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been able to find any information about the Putah creek Arboretum with any detail to know what are the species, what is the total length of the bike paths etc etc.

Thank LesterK9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the red wood grove to all the nicely marked flora and fauna, this is a well-kept and maintained Arboretum. We try to fit in a walk every time we go out to Davis, CA to visit our kids. Whether you want a short walk...More

1  Thank Mindy B
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We come to the Arboretum often and have for years. It is near two freeways, and parking is free on the week-ends. The whole Arboretum paved path system is about 3.5 miles. It is accessible by anyone mobile, and you can walk/bike/run a little bit...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Perfect place for a stroll or a run. A hidden gem. Love that they've labeled many varieties of flora along the path. We so enjoyed walking our dog here.

Thank isaNewportBeach_CA
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Lydia H
May 11, 2018|
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Response from muirfan | Reviewed this property |
Yes! Have done so many times -- I live in Davis.
Nicole N
November 24, 2017|
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Response from SMChico2 | Reviewed this property |
If course the time taken depends on the paths you take and your pace ... one can spend a half hour to three hours (if you sit multiple times to enjoy the peace). Typically, a moderate stroll would take 60 to 75 minutes.
December 16, 2016|
Response from Katie H | Property representative |
Our gardens and collections are open 24/7/365. There's a nice 3.5 mile loop walk around our waterway that you can pretty much access anywhere around the Arboretum perimeter and leads you through most of our different... More