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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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great rafting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Rancho Cordova, California
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Rancho Cordova, California
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43 reviews
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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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Chico, CA
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 503 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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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Rescue, Ca.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
15 attraction reviews
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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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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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Address: Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento

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