From highway one, most of the sloughs are hidden. They wind around farms, fields, and low hills not visible from the highway. Access points are not marked on most maps, which makes them difficult to find. Most are in private ownership, but a few roads cross the many fingers of the sloughs allowing glimpses into their hidden lives.
An excellent source of information on visiting the sloughs is the City of Watsonville's Wetlands and Trails webpage. There you will also find this wetlands trail map (11 MB). Click on the links below for information on accessing other sloughs that are not accessible from the City's trail system. Watsonville Wetlands Watch is actively involved in the maintenance of the trail system.
In season, you can go on a free Wetlands Alive! tour. Click here for more information.