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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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An urban reprieve

Nestled along a populated corridor of California's capital, the riparian wheelway allows a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Truckee, California
Miles and Miles and Miles

Road for many hours, both sides of the river, barely scratched the surface. As everyone knows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, California
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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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Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nestled along a populated corridor of California's capital, the riparian wheelway allows a reconnect with nature, as nesting birds, shady trees and grassy plains border the Sierra snowmelt flowing through the city. The American confluence with the Sacramento displays nature's raw force, and lucky visitors...More

Thank JDobbs1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Road for many hours, both sides of the river, barely scratched the surface. As everyone knows, there are homeless encampments..particularity the south bank downtown river area. But, a great resource for the area.

1  Thank manygoodfriends
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American River Bike Trail runs for about 25 miles or so through parks and woods.I have always found it to be very safe and I usually bike along. While there is a paved track for bikers, there are also plenty of spots to stop...More

Thank Carmencita222
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are visitors to the area and have cycled in several countries but this was one of the nicest trails we’ve experienced. Mostly flat going from Sacramento, it is a wide paved path that is very well marked. There are shady, forested areas as well...More

Thank Krista J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The jewel of Sacramento. Canor kayak on the river, walk, run or bike on the paved trail. Bird watch, too!

Thank Jewel1492
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The American River Bicycle Trail is really not just a bicycle trail but an entire park system that runs for a continuous 25 or so miles. There is a paved bicycle trail, but also grassy fields, numerous picnic spots, single-track trails for running, hiking and...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hobo highway, if you like bums, filth and garbage on your rides this is the place to be. Sketchy freaks and pit bulls everywhere. Do not go towards downtown if you value your life .

1  Thank joekid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American River Bike Trail is one of the 'not so well known' gems of Sacramento. That is unless you're a bike enthusiast! The scenic riverfront 2 lane trail goes from the confluence of the American and Sacramento River(s) up to Beal's Point at Folsom Lake,...More

Thank Sacman51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just what I said and great time of the year to get out and enjoy this wonderful time of the year. Please bring food and water.

Thank day3tripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walk a lot, and I love to walk on the American River Parkway bike trail. The nature and wildlife is great. The mileage markers are helpful when you are deciding how far to walk, jog, or ride your bike. I usually walk from Sac...More

1  Thank kenstephens48
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Rose F
24 September 2017|
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Response from andrewhA7774IN | Reviewed this property |
Another good spot would be the Nimbus Fish hatchery. You can climb to Folsom Lake or go West tward Sacramento nice easy ride and beautiful. Ride to Folsom Town and have a snack.
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