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American River Bicycle Trail

Address: Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Sacramento
Type: Biking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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Sacramento, CA
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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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Nevada City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can ride your bike the flat 28 miles from Sacramento to Folsom alongside the American River river, have lunch at one of the great Folsom restaurants, explore Folsom old town, and get the light rail back. It's a great day out, and because it's flat, kids and oldies who are reasonably fit should be able to handle it.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great bike trail that doubles as a jogging trail. It runs along he American River so the views of the river and wildlife are an added bonus.

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

it is a very pretty trail that runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento. The last time we were there we were on our rode bikes and going for a serious ride. There were runners, walkers and mountain bikers. Lots of families too. If going for a serious ride, go in the early morning or on the... More 

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

Easy access for bicyclists, walkers, runners. Easy parking and places to stop for resting if needed. Not great for roller skating as it can be busy and can cause problems for bicyclists. Goos place to walk your dog. Scenery is terrific all along the river.

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

This beautiful bike path can take you from Folsom to downtown Sacramento. It is great for walking your dog, but be aware of the bicyclists as they move really fast.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a good bike trail that is fully paved and meanders through the mostly uninhabited areas around Sacramento. I take the trail from Discovery Park about 10 miles out to Lake Natoma. If you have the legs and time it goes further. Only complaint is there are sporadic homeless encampments along some areas of the path. I have never... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We rode the trail from Discovery Park on the Sacramento river up and around Lake Natomas. The trail was well kept, had plenty of bathrooms and we even saw deer grazing, salmon swimming, and other wildlife along the trail. One area to be careful of though is the first stretch as your go along the American river, there were a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Run here every weekend. Glorious. Watch out for bikers! Goes for miles and has great views of the river.

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