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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #3 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Description: Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

This is a great trail along a paved path. Great views alongside, and very good fitness option. I love that there's something like this available a short drive away. You don't need to only be a biker, even walkers and runners are welcome. All in all, definitely a path worth exercising on if you're close.

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LAKE TAHOE< CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This paved bike trail runs from downtown Sacramento to the town of Folsom, about 22 miles one way. You can enter/exit the trail in many places along the route, which is peppered with parks and runs along the American River (duh). There are folks walking dogs, with strollers, etc and there are also small packs of serious riders who go... More

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Sacramento, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

From Old Sacramento to Folsom following the American River Horse, Walking and Bike trails. Scenic, clean, Safe.

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Hickman, CA
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a fabulous, paved ride. So much to see along the way and many places to stop and rest. Old Sac is at the end or beginning depending on where you start. Walkers, runners, and bikes share the path nicely.

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Me and my friends love to cycle around this trail and it's just beautiful and calming at the same time. Stop by the river and relax, or stop by one of the many bridges and admire the architecture. It's a cool trail for sure.

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Chico, CA
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118 reviews 118 reviews
69 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

You can ride, walk or run on the trail as far up the river as Folsom if you want to. For a time I was riding the complete loop, about 30 miles, four or five times a week to relieve the stress of the credential program at Sac State, and it worked to do so. You have the river on... More

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Truckee, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

What a great place to run, walk or bike! There are facilities along the 32 miles of trail and I always feel safe. This is really a wonderful paved trail. There are many access points; so getting there is easy. Get off the treadmill and exercise outside!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

What a marvelous amenity for the city of Sacramento. 32 miles of biking along the river. The trail is on both sides of the trail, is smooth and you can really roll along. My husband and I hike alongside the trail and we love its extensiveness also. In many places there is also a dike and you can walk along... More

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Westchester (LA), CA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
32 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is an amazing bike path which is large enough for 2-3 riders in each direction and is mostly level with small slopes in various areas (i.e. under bridges) and frequent views of the water and forest or tree-shaded areas, also the mile markers are painted on the East facing lane and there are parking access lots just a few... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Amazing view of the landscape that was conquered by the settlers. Levees, flood prevention, etc. And the river is beautiful, almost benignly so, but it still is a vast flood plain. A great place for a relaxing walk in the rain.

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