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American River Bicycle Trail

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Address: Sacramento, CA
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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Been on this trail a couple of times usually from Hazel to Folsom....This last time we went from Watt Ave. to Folsom. I am not in the greatest shape and I was a little scared but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Been on this trail a couple of times usually from Hazel to Folsom....This last time we went from Watt Ave. to Folsom. I am not in the greatest shape and I was a little scared but all in all it was GREAT!! It was about 20 miles but most was pretty flat... went through meadows, great views of the water...... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I use this trail weekly to run on. It's beautiful and has a paved trail as well as dirt trails on the sides. Great for running short or long distances, as it's very long. You can also cycle or walk the trail, bring your dogs out there, bring the kids, hang out by the river, picnic or anything else your... More 

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

Riding on the American River trail is easy and fun. The trail meanders with the river. There are access points along the way in random neighborhoods.

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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Take a long or short walk, run or bike ride. There is 34 miles of paved trail for you to explore. Actually more if you count both the North and South sides of the river. Start at Folsom Lake and finish in Old Sacramento. It is all beautiful. Depending on the time of year you might see the boat races... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

take the bike trail to Davis and visit the Hall of Fame Bicycle Museum. City of more bike lanes than any town.

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

There is so much to see and explore along the river parkway, just park your car and get moving. There are many parks that join up with the parkway that offer additional opportunities to enjoy the river and surrounding area from Folsom to downtown Sacramento.

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Sacramento, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My house backs to the American River Bike Trail, so I see it all - the good, the bad, and the ugly. It is an amazing resource for riders, walkers and runners and provides a great way to get in and out of downtown all the way to Folsom without a car. The scenery can be lovely, mostly with views... More 

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

No cars, but watch out for the kiddies who have not yet caught on to bike trail safety rules. Lot's of places to stop along the way.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I had never been on the bicycle trail until renting bikes with friends from Practical Cycle. Access from Old Town Sac is effortless and maps are readily available. Weekends are busy but not too crowded. There are rest areas, bathrooms, and water fountains strategically placed. You can go from Old Town to Folsom Lake. Lots of animals and eye candy.

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Fresno, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Trail is traffic free and easy to get to. I like starting out from Old Town or the hotels on Jibbom street and crossing over from Discovery park but the Hotels by Folsom and the lake work out great as well. If you head out from Old Sac most of the way is a very gentle uphill, from Folsom it... More 

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