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American River Bicycle Trail

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Address: Sacramento, CA
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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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Nice bike trail and easy riding.

This is a nice bike trail where you can put in an easy 25 to 50 miles depending on how challenged you feel. If you start from downtown end and head up to nimbus fish hatchery, you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a nice bike trail where you can put in an easy 25 to 50 miles depending on how challenged you feel. If you start from downtown end and head up to nimbus fish hatchery, you can do an easy 25 miles each way. Terrain is fairly flat with some very slight elevation changes. Be sure to pack plenty... More 

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Sacramento, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So the only caveat is to keep your eyes open. Like other shared trails, many a person thinks the whole trail is there's, and they tend to wander all over, maybe let their dog's leash extend out 12' across the trail, or simply be traveling at a rate which doesn't match yours! Yet the American River Bicycle Trail is great!... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A great ride that is scenic and could be handled by most bicyclist. The river is low right now due to the severe drought conditions the state is experiencing. If you ride in June, July or August, it is best to ride earlier or later in the evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you want to take a 52 mile bike ride without leaving the paved trail, this is the path to take. Along the scenic American River and riparian forest and grasslands you're always engaged. You might see deer, coyotes, and numerous birds flying high and low. Avoid weekend midday and you can travel miles some times without passing another rider.... More 

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sacramento california
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love that you can go from one end of Sacramento to the other by bike. the trail winds along the river at some point and other through the back of neighborhoods. one can get off the trail and eat in many establishments with no worries

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ive done all three. Each one lets you see and experiance differant things and experiances. yUO CAN DO IT ALONE OR WITH OTHERS.

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The river is lined on both sides with a jogging/bicycle path that is just gorgeous. Views of the river and surrounding woods are exemplary.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Gorgeous views biking around Lake Natoma and the American River but there are a few breaks in the asphalt so bumpy in pkaces and a few blind corners so watch your speed and use your bell. Avoid weekends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great nature area especially from Goethe Park to tO the Fish Hatchery. Not recommended for single woMen in the early morning or evening as there are many homeless people and the area is not safe.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The American River Bike trail is an incredible Sacramento area jewel that follows the American River from its confluence with the Sacramento River at Discovery Park for 32 miles up to Beal's Point on Folsom Lake. It is a well maintained multi-use trail frequented by bicycle riders, walkers, equestrians and families. Mostly free of street crossings, you will forget you... More 

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Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento

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