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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #3 of 98 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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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

Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

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.

Peoria, Illinois
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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.

Davis, California
1 review
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.

Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the reason I decided to stay in Sacramento moving for Southern Ca. I am fortunate to live near the river trail and my kids and I bike on it as often as we can. Beware of rattle sankes during the summer and spring. You will get the opportunity to see a great deal of wild life... More

Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Admittedly living in Germany we are spoiled as far as bike trails go but this one got such good reviews we were eager to try it. Unfortunately, it being July and due to the drought, there is very little green along the way and you are only along the river at the very beginning. We only rode 5 miles (a... More

Camino CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We rode from Old Sacramento south along the Sacramento River to the Westin/Scott's Seafood. Pretty views of the river on one side, freeway on the other so noisy, but easy trail and hardly anyone using it on a Friday evening. You have to divert somewhat when you reach Miller Park but there are signs to follow. The next morning (we... More

Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

It's easy to hop on this trail from my house so I try to get there often. Well-maintained. And on nice weekend days, yes, it is busy. Are there nuts? Probably from time to time but most everyone is polite and respectful. You can get on the trail from many different places so sometimes I drive farther down to see... More

Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The best part of Sacramento is the parkway running through the heart of the city from Folsom to downtown. A great way to enjoy the parkway is to jump on a bike and roll down along the river. Exercise and outdoor adventure all in one.

Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Nice was to enjoy a couple of hours. We rented some electric bikes and rode up and down the trail by the river.

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