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American River Bicycle Trail

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Address: Sacramento, CA
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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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Beautiful Scenery

This trail is simply beautiful. Among a larger area of city its sometimes difficult to get away for a day, but coming to this park feels is very relaxing and fun for a day off... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trail is simply beautiful. Among a larger area of city its sometimes difficult to get away for a day, but coming to this park feels is very relaxing and fun for a day off. The trail runs for miles with endless scenery of woods and the river. Whether you prefer walking, jogging, bike riding or even if you just... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bike road goes all along American river. Many places to stop and have lunch and walk down to the river. My 10 year old grandson was awestruck to find a group of butterflies in the water on the rivers edge drinking and basking in the sun. Many people stack rocks along the way for people to see. Bring plenty... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This paved, pretty bike trail offers beautiful views of the American River, woods and has varied terrain, flat areas and a few steep inclines. Though it is just a stone's throw away from homes and businesses, it feels like you are out in the country, far from the cares of the busy world. The bike trail runs 32 miles from... More 

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Sacramento, Ca.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This trail along the river is spectacular. Whether or not you are on a bike or would just like to go on a long walk this is a great way to spend the day. We usually begin at the Hazel avenue hatchery. You can either head east to go by Lake Natomas or head West and head towards downtown Sacramento.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The American River Bike Trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento to Beal's Point at Folsom Lake. I have done all of it on my bike and walked and hiked many other parts. There is a lot of wildlife and the river is lovely. One can get off and on at several places along the way.... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I try to walk 5 Mike's on the trail each week or more. Always an enjoyable and inspiring experience. I take advantage of the no charge parking at the fish hatchery off Hazel Ane. and walk to the Sunrise Bridge and back.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful escape in the middle of a metropolitan area. Walked the trail twice and loved it. Joggers, walkers, bikers all together.

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Thank Hicks3456
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem of a bike trail along the American River from Downtown Sacramento to Folsom Lake. The paved surfaces are in good shape. The trail winds its way through the lower American River, through parks, offering wonderful views of nature. Shared by bikes, runners, and walkers. Watch for kids when riding through the parks. At Lake Natoma, the bike trail... More 

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Sacramento, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to the river and with many birds along the way, this is a great way to spend an hour, or all day. Best is riding a bike - after all, it IS a bike trail - access from the park at Negro Bar Folsom or Lake Natoma and ride to Folsom Lake or to Sacramento. If you walk this... More 

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live near the parkway so am on the trail constantly. I am an avid cyclist so the trail is perfect for me but is also used by walkers and horse-back riders. It is so nice to be able to get out and ride without car traffic and in such a beautiful setting. I also walk my dog along this... More 

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