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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Peace and serenity

Perfect for the hot summer months to cool off under the shady trees with a gentle cycle on the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
T Elaine S
A great place for family bike ride

And visit the fish hatchery at Nimbus Dam (Hazel Avenue and Hwy 50)! Lots of wildlife and scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sally Z
cameron park, United States
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Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“easy ride” (9 reviews)
Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect for the hot summer months to cool off under the shady trees with a gentle cycle on the American River trail.

Thank T Elaine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

And visit the fish hatchery at Nimbus Dam (Hazel Avenue and Hwy 50)! Lots of wildlife and scenic views. A real gem in the middle of a metropolitan area.

Thank Sally Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the trail. My daughter drove up from the coast and met so we could do a ride together. Way, way too many homeless on the trail. Actually was a little scary and of course dirty with trash and over run with a banded...More

Thank mbbrokerage12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The American River bike trail is a great ride! Away from cars with frequent views of the river and cris-crossing through parks makes this an awesome experience every time you ride it.

Thank TDandDB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked briskly on the bike trail with my athletic friend. This is a safe place to exercise, with only rare attacks heard of in my 37 years here! You can hike on paths through the woods, see the river from its banks, and...More

Thank Helen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked at this trail. Super wide, very long, and well maintained. This trail is quite possibly one of the best I have ever ridden.

Thank spyder1978
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so fortunate to have 31 miles of traffic free bike trail. I used to commute 21 miles to work on it but now am retired and still love to ride it.

Thank jeannereed
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This trail was clean and Kept up enjoyed my ride through many areas !! I stopped for water and use the restrooms along the trail beautiful scenery we will return for more bike rides here !

Thank David D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike trail is outstanding, in spite of some rather seedy areas between miles 3-6. The rest of the trail, particularly from Arden Bar to Folsom is beautiful!

Thank rayhQ8684DL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bike trail is beautiful ! Deer, Egrets, blue heron, song birds, It is a jewel in this city, that has unfortunately become the only affordable place for many people to live. With that comes the problems you can expect.........unpredictable dogs, garbage, etc. Very sad...More

Thank canyonqueen123
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Rudy G
15 September 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Reviewed this property |
Since the trail runs from Folsom to Sacramento, I believe it is still the same trail.
Rudy G
15 September 2017|
Response from Jugglenut | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most of it is beautiful. Yes there are homeless people living along this section. No, I didn't perceive it as dangerous. Most of them ignore you, some say "Hi". I am a 53 year old female and I never felt in danger... More
Rudy G
14 September 2017|
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Response from tmeebg | Reviewed this property |
The short answer is yes, there are safer areas. The further away from the I-5 (Discovery Park) area is safer. Generally from the Cal Expo on East is seemingly safer. Weekends are also safer as there more recreational trail... More