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Address: Sacramento, CA
Activities: Biking
Description: Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for...
Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
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It goes for miles!

This trail is all paved and suitable for the whole family. It goes through some treed areas, some open fields, some boggy areas ... lots to see as you bike. If you're a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

This trail is all paved and suitable for the whole family. It goes through some treed areas, some open fields, some boggy areas ... lots to see as you bike. If you're a dedicated biker, you can really get going and take this all the way to Folsom, CA for a distance of 32 miles! Or just poke along and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Beautiful well maintained trail, a wonderful retreat from the city. I was a little nervous about walking alone but there were lots of bike riders and a few runners all courteous and friendly.

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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you are staying at the Embassy Suites this walkway is a great way to reach either the Crocker Museum or Old Sacramento. There are benches for resting and watching the river traffic, boats and birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

You can ride all the way from Folsom to Sacramento, and then even on to Davis - all on a bike trail with no traffic. One of Sacramento's best gems

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The bike trail has numerous points of entry-some with a day fee and some for free. Right now it is beautiful with wildflowers and plenty of wildlife. on my ride yesterday I saw numerous turkeys, rabbits and many other birds. On previous rides I have seen deer and bob cats! The trail starts in Old Sacramento and travels to Folsom... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It has beautiful scenery with view of wild life. you can ride it all the way to Folsom. it is also great for runners and walking. If you get to hot there are places where you can jump in the American River to cool off.

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I walk along the American River Parkway a couple days each week. The 23-mile paved bicycle trail is the centerpiece but there is an unpaved equestrian trail and many use trails in this park. There are ponds, sloughs, wetlands, islands, an egret rookery, and even an ancient Native American grinding rock. I've seen wild turkeys, coyote, foxes, and of course... More 

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Mission, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our Sacramento friend took us here for a 3 1/2 walk around the area which included lovely views along the river. During our walk we saw lots of cyclists, lots of people walking, dogs with owners, deer, turkeys, egrets, ducks, herons and other birds, mushrooms, wildflowers, etc. It was a glorious Monday of fresh air, exercise and picnic lunch. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This trail is a great place to walk with friends, take the dog, or bicycle. I love being able to get away from the city a little bit without actually having to drive out of town. I go here to walk the dog mostly, but also take bike rides. On more than one occasion my daughter and I saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an amazing, beautiful multi-use trail that should not be missed. Sometimes crowded on weekends, especially in the spring/summer. However, just follow the protocols (walkers face traffic/ cycle single file/ dogs well heeled) and you will enjoy!

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