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Rancho Murieta Open Spaces

SOLOS was organized in April 2014 by committed Rancho Murieta residents to protect and preserve beautiful neighboring open spaces, which include lakes (two of which are reservoirs and the water supply for Rancho Murieta), an extensive trail system, and abundant natural resources accessible  to residents for recreation. 

The formation of SOLOS was initiated upon concern regarding proposed development of an additional 1300+ homes in Rancho Murieta and a concern resulting from a potential water supply shortage. Many of these developments were proposed within areas surrounding the three most pristine reservoirs in Rancho Murieta, Lakes Calero, Chesbro, and Clementia, where the water supply can be limited and variable.   

RM OPEN SPACES: Rancho Murieta has many outdoor enthusiasts enjoying multiple facets of our open spaces. There are a wide range of activities for nature lovers, including hiking, fishing, mountain biking, boating, and wildlife watching. Our beautiful lakes provide the perfect backdrop for your next adventure. Come see and explore the beautiful outdoors below that are right in our "backyard"!

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Rancho Murieta Lakes

Trailside

Trailside

...Clementia

Boating

Boating

...Fishing Calero

Bicycling

Bicycling

...to Calero

Birding

Birding

...Clementia

Walking

Walking

...Calero

Sierra View

Sierra View

...Calero

Breaktime...

Breaktime...

...at Lk. Chesbro

RM LAKES: There are multiple lakes in and around Rancho Murieta.  The larger three lakes are Clementia, Chesbro and Calero.  Many trails and roads provide walking and golf cart access to them.  Lakes Calero and Chesbro are reservoirs and part of the Rancho Murieta water supply system, storing water pumped from the Consumnes River. Lake Clementia is permitted as a recreation lake only.

Rancho Murieta Trails

RM TRAILS: Rancho Murieta offers a variety of trails for hiking and walking, perfect for exercise and enjoying the beautiful scenery and wildlife. These trails are open all year round, so you can explore the area and discover the hidden gems, including the charming Gnomes that call this place home. Come and experience the natural beauty of Rancho Murieta along these trails!

RM Trails
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MTS Maintained Trail
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Trail in the Sun
Walking a trail
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Bicyclist at Sunset

RM TRAILS: Rancho Murieta trails are maintained by the Murieta Trail Stewardship (MTS).  MTS is a community-driven initiative in Rancho Murieta.  The Murieta Trail Stewardship was established in 2010 as a voluntary service organization by local residents.  These trails are not part of the Rancho Murieta Association (RMA), so the MTS takes on the responsibility of maintaining them.  Volunteers from the MTS work diligently to keep these trails accessible and enjoyable for hikers, trail runners, and cyclists alike.

  • The MTS has created over 14 miles of natural surface, multiuse singletrack trails.

  • These trails cater to a diverse community, including mountain bikers, road cyclists, and trail runners and hikers.

  • The MTS mission is to maintain and enhance the 17 miles of natural trails within Rancho Murieta.

Rancho Murieta Wildlife

RM Wildlife: Rancho Murieta is a wildlife enthusiast's paradise, boasting a diverse range of bird, and mammal species. With the help of SOLOS, identifying these creatures has never been easier. These expertly crafted signs, located around Lk. Calero, guide you through identifying a RM wildlife viewing adventure. Select an image below to expand and identify creatures native to Rancho Murieta's open spaces.

Rancho Murieta Scenery

RM Scenery: Rancho Murieta is a true gem when it comes to scenic beauty. The Sierra Mountains, oak hillsides, multiple lakes, wildlife, sunrises and sunsets offer local breathtaking views that can be enjoyed endlessly. Take a look at some of the stunning sights that await you in this picturesque area.

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