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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #2 of 58 Activities in Sacramento
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking
Owner description: Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it...
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports
Activities: Biking
Owner 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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Lodi, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

for me this is one of Sacramento's great outdoor amenities! Whether walking, running, cycling or otherwise, this long trail is superb. Well maintained, including the water fountains and restrooms. Good selection of wild life can be seen on quieter days.

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sacto, ca
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I live one block from the American River bike trail. I have been on the trail many, many times. I have biked on the trail and walked on the levee overlooking the trail . I have been on the trail during every season of the year. It is always beautiful! It is even interesting in early Spring when one may... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My 10 yo son and I love to get out and ride on the trail a couple of times a month. Riders just need to pay attention to obstacles while riding... homeless, indifferent youths, joggers, walkers and fast peddlers while in transit. It's a fantastic resource that all should experience.

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Berkeley, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the best urban bike trails in the country, running alongside the American River all the way from downtown Sacramento to Folsom Lake. A very pleasant ride although it can get crowded on weekends.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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90 reviews 90 reviews
49 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The views of the river are awesome. There are numerous places along the way for picnicking, and although the trail is sometimes a bit crowded on the weekend, we went early one time and late another, and encountered only a few riders.

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Walnut Creek
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Nice, long ride from Sacramento to Folsom, approximately 30 miles. Busy on weekends but most riders and joggers are pretty good at sharing. Very few baby strollers.

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Nevada City
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72 reviews 72 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

If you're as old as I am, 70 years, biking to Folsom at 30 miles, doing a leisurely lunch there, and getting the light rail back to Sacramento, is a great day out.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The walk along the river is beautiful. The cyclists can be some-what annoying at times as they are racing back and forth. Stick to the dirt paths on either side of the paved areas when possible. Walk/jog to the left. You will see salmon in season; river otters; birds of all types. It is generally quiet and wonderful for just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Well maintained and very safe- especially from mile 8 on up. Can run next to the bike trail or veer off for great river views onto the bridal trails. Always people out on the trail and you may see deer, coyotes, rabbits, wild turkeys or even an occasional snake (watch out for rattlers). A true gem of Sacramento

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love this trail, it's so pretty and keeps you at a pace where you're constantly being challenged physically. Just don't forget your water bottle!

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