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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #3 of 97 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The American River Bike Trail is fantastic! Perfect for everyone, runners, cyclists, walkers, children, animals, etc. Very scenic, I love that this trail runs right thru my own city. No matter if you're in Folsom or in Downtown you can get to the trail! There are areas in Folsom of the trail that have some hills but that is okay.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a very nice trail to go cycling in as it's well-kept and people generally follow the traffic rules here. A great ride from Sacramento to Folsom that's mostly flat until you get to a few areas in Folsom where there will be some hills. The trail is beautiful for the most part, but there are some stretches where... More

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South Dakota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had to explore the trail on foot as I was traveling for business this time, but I would have loved to have my bike along. The trail is smooth and though popular, not crowded. I was able to pick up the trail just across the street from my hotel and could have walked to my office along if I... More

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San Francisco
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Its a cyclist paradise, with no intersections to cross, flat paths and great views - theres also a few bicycle repair and pump stands along the route. We stopped at the University - around mile 7 to eat. There did not seam may places to buy food but there were a lot of picnic spots to eat and a quite... More

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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The trail was nicely paved, lots of good stops. One of my favorite trails in northern California. Right next to the river the whole ride.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Great for kids and adults who don't like to sweat. It's completely flat and fun for all kinds. The bike store is right in Old Sac so it's really convenient.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Parkway and its trails are magnificent!! Great place for biking, kayaking, fishing, horseback rifding, hiking, birdwatching - gets more visitors than Yosemite!!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great place to go bicycle riding! it's fun and safe! You can go for a short ride or a very long one and you can sit and relax by the river and go swimming if you want.

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Peoria, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed walking the trail, very nice. There is an interesting old train on one section. If you go very early in the morning, then you will find all the benches and nice areas to stop and rest overtaken by homeless people - this takes away from the relaxation of enjoying the trail.

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Davis, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The trail is very poor, nothing else than a small road along the river. The path itself is a long lovely way in which homeless people and ugly faces use to hang out framed by garbage and decaying buildings.

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