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American River Parkway

Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Ranked #8 of 97 Attractions in Sacramento
Type: Parks, Bodies of Water
Activities: Biking
Description: A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.
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Coulterville, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
12 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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225 reviews 225 reviews
96 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This gem might be the one thing that makes Sacramento endurable. It might be the best urban bike trail in the western world.

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Westchester (LA), CA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Enjoyed this Parkway immensely from the Eastern portion where it connects with the Southern edge of Nimbus Flat recreation area (Lake Natoma) over to about 3-4 miles West of the fish hatchery. It was a lovely Saturday in Spring and in my short bike ride I saw egrets, ducks, 2 wild tom turkeys, a jack rabbit, squirrels and blue jays.... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This is a great place to observe farrell humans living in the beautiful trees that line one of Sacramento's hidden treasures, the American River. Trash and human excrement line the trail and river's edge.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

I have lived within a 5 minute walk of the American River trail for 11 years. The trail offers so much more than just the biking, walking and hiking that its known for. The bike trail is a place where Sacramentans enjoy nature and eachother in our own communal backyard. It is our neighborhood, our flavor and our love. Walking... More

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