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Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961
Activities: Biking
Description: A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers...
A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.
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Fantastic!

God knows I needed exercise and fresh air after being cooped up so I took advantage of a business trip to get a 2 hour walk in. I felt safe but I can understand apprehension... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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Hell, Michigan
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Hell, Michigan
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453 reviews 453 reviews
130 attraction reviews
476 helpful votes 476 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

God knows I needed exercise and fresh air after being cooped up so I took advantage of a business trip to get a 2 hour walk in. I felt safe but I can understand apprehension about solo females and young teens walking. Lots of different birds which I enjoyed

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Hard to believe you are in the middle of the city. Love the dedicated bike path and all the parks along the way. No matter how often I go there, it is never boring. The different seasons give different ambience. People are friendly, considerate, and helpful if you need help. I start my ride at various locations to change things... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
83 helpful votes 83 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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282 reviews 282 reviews
119 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 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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