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American River Parkway

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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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Water was way down, but enjoyed exploring!

During my extended stay, I took advantage of the Parkway every day. I usually walk for several hours but found it easy to stretch it to 4-5 hours. Only negative is the significant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Milwaukie,Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

During my extended stay, I took advantage of the Parkway every day. I usually walk for several hours but found it easy to stretch it to 4-5 hours. Only negative is the significant amount of dog waste present because people don't pick up after their pets and the number of dogs running loose. Still worth some exploring time!

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

My office is next to the levee of the south bank of the American River, so I walk or bike in the park almost every day, all year, barring rain. You can take the bike trail ever 30 miles from the confluence of the American and Sacramento Rivers all the way to Folsom Dam, and if you don't mind biking... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a awesome jewel of the Sacramento area. 31 miles end to end of paved trail for hiking and biking. It's scenic and at the right time of year Salmon can be seen spawning from the trail. A great way to spend a sunny fall afternoon,.

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Rancho Cordova, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

if you want to go river rafting get into the American river at sunrise blvd and float as far as discovery park. prepare to be burned and tired! that is an all day run... only one good single rapid. not too bad. watch for the rock in the river.

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Chico, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We love, love, love this trail. Follows the river pretty closely most of the way, hardly any traffic to deal with except for some road crossings, mostly gently rolling terrain. A lot of the trip is beautiful and you hardly feel as if you're in the city - we've seen lots of birds and wildlife on the river. There are... More 

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Traffic free trail that extends for 33 miles from Old town to Folsom. Lots of wide open spaces and great views. Bring your bike and enjoy a wonderful stress free day.

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Gold River, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I bought a house near the parkway so I could cycle on the bike trail away from traffic. It is beautiful with oak trees, the river, and wildlife. It is frequented by cyclists, joggers, walkers, dog walkers, old people and young people. Truly a wonderful collaboration between state, county, and federal governments, and supported by the community. It is easily... More 

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Hell, Michigan
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento

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