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American River Parkway

Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961
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Ranked #13 of 72 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful...
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Owner description: A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.
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Grass Valley, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Great place to ride your bike and not be bothered by traffic. This doesn't compare to the mountains to the north, though it is an amazing retreat if you are coming from the city the south.

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Rescue, Ca.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Our family has enjoyed the parkway over the years. One of our favorite things to do is bike from Folsom to Discovery Park and then on to Old Sacramento. It's about a 30 mile ride one way. There are stretches that you would have no idea that you're in a large urban area. There are great picnic areas along the... More 

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Rio Linda, California, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I grew up hiking, biking, skipping rocks, and inner-tubing down the American River Parkway . It is truly a treasure to behold in the fall and spring. Everywhere you look there is abundant wildlife--all kinds of birds, rabbits, wild turkey, beaver, etc. We even spied a seal in the river this summer! The trees are fantastic too. Grab a picnic... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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55 reviews 55 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I'm a fly fisherman, and love drifting the river during the various runs, primarily for shad and stripers. There are numerous access points for wading, and a few for launching a small boat or pontoon. I do it less now than a few years ago, because you're never safe. Car break ins are common. Often we reach our take out... More 

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California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

beautiful in places, other areas are home for the homeless. Wouldn't want to be here after dark. Nicely maintained and a good way to work off a large breakfast in Old Sac.

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have a friend who jogs on this daily, and others who ride their bikes on it 30-60 miles at a time. I, myself, am the "walk-50-feet-to-have-a-picnic" sort of exerciser. The picnic last weekend was fun! We brought our own food, and watched friendly bikers and joggers go by. We were safe (two women) and yet could discuss personal topics... More 

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sacramento, ca
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We live in Sacramento and go to the parkway several times a week for walking. There are a variety of environments and experiences. If you walk several areas and do it a different times of day over several months, you will see a variety of wildlife including rabbits, deer, turkeys, skunks, rattlesnakes (rarely), squirrels, hawks, egrets, geese, etc. You can... More 

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Sacramento, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
119 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This parkway gets a lot of emphasis for biking, but it's also great for just walking or hiking. Trails vary from paved biked trails to single-track dirt trails through dense wooded areas. views of the river, Lake Natoma and Folsom lake are great. Lots of birds and other wildlife throughout. You can easily spend a full day exploring the area.... More 

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California, USA
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135 reviews 135 reviews
26 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The parkway is a great place to go walking or biking. I love seeing the birds and geese at all times of the year.

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Carmichael, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

30+ miles of paved bike trail (or you can walk, or jog) that follows the river & crosses it. Parts of the trail are flat, others are steep. Definitely scenic.You can pull over and picnic. If you're lucky, you might catch sight of some otters. If you're doing it in summer, be sure to bring plenty of water. But always... More 

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