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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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The Best Thing in Sacramento

Bring your bicycle! The paved, 2 lane parkway stretches from Old Sacramento to historic Folsom... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris S
via mobile
Nice walk along the river.

Took a nice walk along the river. Not sure how long, maybe a 2-3 miles but it was beautiful, Love... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jerry K
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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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“discovery park” (43 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (17 reviews)
“easy ride” (9 reviews)
Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your bicycle! The paved, 2 lane parkway stretches from Old Sacramento to historic Folsom, about 23 miles. It’s completely free of vehicle traffic, and passes through a wonderful wildland, along the lower American river. Watch for higher speed pedalers coming up quickly! You might...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a nice walk along the river. Not sure how long, maybe a 2-3 miles but it was beautiful, Love the area.

Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Forget the gym. Nice open air, nice view and real nature waiting for you five minutes from city center.

Thank Edgardo G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail runs about 32 miles from Discovery Park to Folsom Lake. It is great for walking, hiking or biking. The scenery is lush and beautiful. There is so much nature to take in. The riparian habitat includes egrets,ducks wild turkeys and lots more. Often...More

Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a perfect place to run, jog or ride your bike. I've used this trail for many years. Lots of different places to jump on and off of. Because it is next to the river there are areas that are so beautiful and peaceful....More

Thank indotwin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently was on my bike on the trail..and it was a beautiful day. Plus the trail itself is nice. But there is a big problem with the homeless people living along the trail. And some reports in the past make it to be a...More

Thank roowee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Is a great place for a ride or a walk and day it's cool at nite warm during the day the trails are clean and well taken care of many places to stop and have lunch if you bring it

Thank cldawg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This bike trail, through a major metropolitan area, lets you escape almost completely. Visitors should be aware, however, that the portion of the bike trail between Cal Expo and and its end at the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers can be unsafe. East...More

Thank sacguy
Reviewed 5 November 2017

The portion of the trail from the Sacramento River to about 16th Street seemed like more of a salvage yard or campground than a recreational facility. I was surprised by the number of people camping/living right next to the trail. Given that I was riding...More

Thank terere2
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have ridden over 30,000 miles on this beautiful trail. I've yet to get bored. Wildlife is all around, the river meanders alongside the trail, and there are many nice spots to stop and take a break. The County does an excellent job on keeping...More

Thank Dad Z
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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