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American River Bicycle Trail

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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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Awesome Big City Bike Trail

Awesome big city bike trail, one of the best in the country. Well maintained. You can get on or off at various locations. Mostly flat, goes along the American River. I think... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Truckee, California
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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Awesome big city bike trail, one of the best in the country. Well maintained. You can get on or off at various locations. Mostly flat, goes along the American River. I think it may run for 20 miles or more one way.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The American, Sacramento, and Cosumnes rivers were locations where Native American's used to live and markers telling about their history line some areas of the river walk. The views are amazing at some areas and very peaceful. I think that there are more bikes along the river trails than people walking but it works for both. I do recommend going... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My husband & I have been walking our dogs for almost thirty years in the American Parkway, Riverbend Park (formerly Goethe Park). Obviously, not the same dogs, but several through the years. We would have moved 15 years ago but love our close proximity to the park - less than 1/4 mile from the entrance. We have seen so much... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of my favorite trail to go on for a run. It is beautiful, no matter how many times I go, I seems to see something different.

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San Diego
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

What a great system of pathways on the levy system for short or long trips. Lots of hikers, bikers and even a few die hard fishermen.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love the American River Parkway. It has a multi-use paved trail and in sections, horse trails for 26 miles along the gorgeous unspoiled American River. One can see deer, beaver, rabbits, turkeys, coyotes, heron, and all sorts of wildlife. Great for biking, hiking and horses. I visit it for running and walking throughout the year.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This two lane walking, running, and biking trail runs more than 32 miles along the American River. I have been using it for the last 17 years and never get tired of the offerings. Since my home is in Gold River just behind the fish hatchery, it's a great place to exercise, walk my English Bulldog "Winnie-The-Pooch" and bike to... More 

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Great to bike and walk along. I asked someone where does it go apparently it starts at Folsom and end in Sacramento some 40 miles.

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Sacramento, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I commute to work and back home on this trail. I find that it is the safest and most enjoyable way to commute by bike in the entire city. Depending on the time of day that you ride on it, it will take on a different "vibe". The mornings are cool and crisp with birds waking up and singing if... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Awesome. The most compelling reason to live in Sacramento County. If you live within a mile or so of the river-- as many Sacramentans do-- you can ride ANYWHERE! Do it. Get on your bike and go! Once a week, every day. DO IT. RIDE YOUR BIKE RUN. i run 4 times a week along the river. The bike trail... More 

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