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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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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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Beautiful river and bridges

I enjoyed walking along the river, watching the geese,looking at the beautiful bridges . People were riding their bikes along the trail and seemed to be enjoying themselves . I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
TanyaRussell_13
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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I enjoyed walking along the river, watching the geese,looking at the beautiful bridges . People were riding their bikes along the trail and seemed to be enjoying themselves . I felt safe although I am a woman and I was alone.

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California
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77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place for riding a bike, walking, or jogging. Gets crowded on weekends and holidays during the summer but it is pleasantly uncrowded on weekdays. Be careful hiking off the main road as mountain bikers do ride on the hiking trails even though it's not supposed to be allowed. And it can smell, uh, interesting after the salmon spawn and... More 

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Thank jaimexplorer
New York City, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed downtown and our valet at the hotel told us about this as a running route. From downtown, we ran down the Capitol Mall and turned right at the foot of the Tower Bridge. Ran down a bit to the green bridge/discovery park and turned back. Really great running even though the highway is a bit loud in some... More 

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Thank Semuteh
Folsom, California
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18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Right by nature, the trail is accessible by several parking lots if going by car. I would look up a map site and look for entrances. I entered the trail via Folsom Blvd near the Outlets and run towards Sunrise Blvd. There were many spots for a leisure walk or jog.

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Thank Vagabond0704
Carmichael, California
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133 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend leisure time, surrounded by water and plant life. Great walking and bike trails. Swimming and rafting in the summer. Bridges to get you to either side of the American River. Flowers and plants, ducks, birds and who knows what else. The parkway is kept very clean and is a haven for nature lovers. It... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Any time of year, any portion of the trail, any direction you go, this paved trail is the best for biking, hiking, mt. bikes, running and walking.

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Thank Michal3333
red bluff
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Went fishing today and last Wednesday on the American for salmon. Would of never imagine such a cool place was available in such a neighborhood. Went from folsom Blvd to amazing nature in minutes. Deer, birds, coyotes, and of course the Salman that never found my hook but graced a few others just minutes away. Will definately be returning and... More 

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Thank mike c
Sacramento, California
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56 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

The best. World class. I am spoiled for any other trail. Minuteman in Boston? Eh. OK. Bethesda trolley trail? OK in summer. None come close to this. Come to Sacto just to ride the trail. 60 miles of fun you will remember forever.

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Thank 32999B2012
Gold River, California, United States
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Many, many miles for trails along the American River from the Natomas Fish Hatchery to Discovery Park. A local's favorite.

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Thank Kelley S
Sacramento, California
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145 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

One of the nicest things about the Sacramento area is the American River Parkway. It follows the American River as it meanders from Folsom Lake to Discovery Park where the river merges with the Sacramento River. There are many access points along the parkway. You can go up river or down river on the trail and chose your route and... More 

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