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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #3 of 96 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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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Germany
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6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

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

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Camino CA
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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

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Sacramento, California
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24 attraction reviews
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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

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Sacramento, California
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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.

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California
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27 reviews 27 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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Sacramento, California
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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Love this trail! I have rode from Rancho Cordova to Old Sac many times! Lots to see along the way. You can get some good exercise and take in some great sites! You can also check out Old Sac and all the cool historic sites. Check out the pony express statue! Always had fun on the rides with family and... More

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Gold River, California
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

What a wonderful bike trail with the river and the chance to see mule tail deer and other wild life. Walking distance from Gold River community and the walk is great with several exits for those who do not wish to walk too far. Each season is different...I like the spring and the fall the best. I would walk or... More

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Galt, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The view along the Sacramento and American rivers is gorgeous starting below Old Sacramento and reaching all of the way to Folsom. The ride overall seems fairly flat even though it has an incline the entire way so I have elected to park downtown, ride the RT to Folsom and then ride back down. The ride around the lake is... More

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Top Contributor
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31 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

First time visitors. We were riding from Sacramento to Folsom. The Trail was in great shape, however, there were only an occassional sign. No signage saying 'you are here'. For first timers, a trail map is wise. There are no indicators where there is water. The wildlife was a bonus in the morning. If there were info boards, it would... More

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