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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Beautiful idea marred by extreme poverty

I love the idea of a linear bike trail that we could take our family bike ride on but the extreme... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kris J
Yellowknife, Canada
Easy access and easy ride

Clean and maintained route. The trail is not very busy but does have a few travelers. You will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sacramento, 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.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the idea of a linear bike trail that we could take our family bike ride on but the extreme poverty / homelessness in the area made it feel very unsafe.

Thank Kris J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean and maintained route. The trail is not very busy but does have a few travelers. You will often see family joggers and few avid riders.

Thank NancyAndrew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have done this bike ride on two separate occasions. Once with girlfriends staying overnight near Folsom where we started our ride and returning from Sacramento on the light rail. The second time we stayed near Old Town and rode to Folsom and returned again...More

Thank gsax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think the American River Bike Trail is the best gem in the Sacramento area! It is so beautiful, and you can encounter so many different kinds of wildlife. Hard to believe you are in the middle of an urban area! Great for people of...More

Thank CalBusinessTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this bike trail. It's a great place to run, bike, swim or raft. Some areas around downtown can be a bit dangerous, especially at night. Near Folsom is more beautiful, more shady and safer. Every 1/2 mile is marked so you have an...More

Thank Mar R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where else in the world can you jump on a bicycle and ride along a river for 40 miles and not be bothered by a single automobile? Look closely as you ride and you may see a migrating bird or wild Chinook salmon along the...More

Thank MEKonrad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best local trail! Well maintained with amazing views. Great area for a bike ride or run. Lots of picnic areas along the trail.

Thank Meli_nsac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are on the trail early, you can see a wide array of wildlife (bunnies, deer, herons, egrets, etc.). I generally bike along the trail in the early morning. It's gotten very crowded on the weekends. And, parts of the trail have some "less...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bike trail (also used by runners and walkers) spans from Folsom, CA to Discovery Park in Sacramento (32 miles one way). It's free and an excellent way to get some exercise. The views are good as well, Folsom Lake, Lake Natoma and of course...More

Thank Skip F
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Visionaries as far back a 1915 proposed the idea of the Parkway from Folsom to Sacramento. Through the 1940's up until today, enlightened, dedicated, environmentalists have made the American River Parkway a reality. The ARP is as much a jewel to Sacramento as Central Park...More

Thank steveherrick46
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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