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American River Parkway

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Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961
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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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A beautiful spot for a run, walk, or bike ride. But please, whatever you are doing, please stay to the left - and watch for the bikes. Don't walk in the middle or all over the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Sacramento, CA
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Sacramento, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A beautiful spot for a run, walk, or bike ride. But please, whatever you are doing, please stay to the left - and watch for the bikes. Don't walk in the middle or all over the place. It gets hectic out there on the weekends. One of the gems of Sacramento.

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Fresno, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The American River Parkway is a 23-mile (37 km) parkway that runs along the American River throughout Sacramento County, California and consists of many smaller parks and boat launching points. It can be accessed by various exits off U.S. Route 50 in Sacramento County. We visited the Fair Oaks Bluff area during Thanksgiving Day so the park was quiet which... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Even great websites can have typo's!! I just review the American River Parkway under the title of American River Bike Trail. See that review for a better understanding of just how utilitarian the Parkway can be. It's a paved, two way bike, hike, run, walk trail that will give you a sense of peace and tranquility the moment you start... More 

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Rancho Cordova, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Advocacy has many benefits. Forward thinking and preservation is what this amazing ride encapsulates. It is unfortunately true that conservative policy is bereft of ideas like the encouragement of preserves that are incubators of deep love of our common heritage. Nature in general. It is any wonder that the most so called Conservative voters can't name the Republican author of... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This parkway is beautiful and peaceful from one end to the other. There are well developed walking and bike trails. Views of egrets, and shore birds are everywhere. Many trails run along the river with stunning views of the water and ponds. There are picnic and bathroom facilities and many places with shade. There is a fee for parking in... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great bike riding trail and excellent for hikers. Sometimes the bike riders go too fast this is not good for families with small children.

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

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

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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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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