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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Great Bike Ride

Great trail for all ability levels, nothing strenuous but you can do the full loop from Old Sac for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ventura, California
would be great if the homeless left town

this trail goes from Folsom Dam 20 some miles east of downtown Sacramento to Old Town Sacramento... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bill w
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.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+1 916-248-2660
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great trail for all ability levels, nothing strenuous but you can do the full loop from Old Sac for a good workout. Stunning ride in the fall as the leaves are changing.

Thank Appysport
Reviewed 1 week ago

this trail goes from Folsom Dam 20 some miles east of downtown Sacramento to Old Town Sacramento. It runs along the beautiful American river. Best way to visit it is almost at its eastern end at lake Natoma, which is a State Park and does...More

Thank bill w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great trail to walk on bordering the river. It's many miles long and many parts are shaded just as many parts are sunny. The best part is that there are many places to stop for a quick walk or dip in the...More

Thank frequent1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Full marks to the guys at Practical Cycle for cycle rental, also good route advice and service without nasty surprises. It’s well worth persisting with the trail – leaving Sacramento, the route seems less than impressive; but it gets so much better the further you...More

Thank john592
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best enjoyed in the Spring or early Autumn so its not too hot or cold. The trails have grouse, quail, jays, turkey and deer depending on where you're at.

Thank Jess E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail is really beautiful. It is well maintained as well as pleasing to the eye.You can walk for miles before turning back. A must to do by foot or bicycle.

Thank Starr Lynn P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have used this trail many times since I used to commute on my bike from North Natomas to Downtown every day. The bike trail itself is amazing. The landscapes that you see are incredible, the road is in very decent conditions, you don't have...More

1  Thank sanchezo256
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Memorial Day, this year, fulfilling a 'Bucket List' item of mine. We spent a Very enjoyable day biking from Folsom to Old Sacramento, along the American River bike trail. We started at Practical Cycle near the Folsom Outlets. We rented electric bikes, and...More

Thank Marty D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to run, bike, hike, or walk. The trail technically extends for over 75 - 80 miles with literally half of it being perfectly paved and ideal for cyclist of all top levels. There are also very good wide...More

1  Thank Brody N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great ride but does roll through an area of poverty with homeless people. Go with a friend and do so in the day only.

Thank mikewatso
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1 July 2017|
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Response from Like2travel-eat | Reviewed this property |
No, enjoy!
Karen G
10 January 2017|
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Response from LoveToTravelSamson | Reviewed this property |
Not now, not alone. It's very far & the weather is rotten now, the river is raging & too high to be safe! Wait until Spring, go with friends, a charged cell phone & dog! It's very beautiful. But, due to circumstances... More
23 April 2016|
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Response from Patriziadalucca | Reviewed this property |
Practical Cycle has rental bikes available in Old Sacramento. That is near the beginning of the American River Trail. The rental includes a helmet, lock and front pannier. City Bike Works does the same thing and is on 24th... More