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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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Lovely Place to Walk

If you are staying at the Embassy Suites this walkway is a great way to reach either the Crocker Museum or Old Sacramento. There are benches for resting and watching the river... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Grass Valley, California
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Grass Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you are staying at the Embassy Suites this walkway is a great way to reach either the Crocker Museum or Old Sacramento. There are benches for resting and watching the river traffic, boats and birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

You can ride all the way from Folsom to Sacramento, and then even on to Davis - all on a bike trail with no traffic. One of Sacramento's best gems

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Citrus Heights, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The bike trail has numerous points of entry-some with a day fee and some for free. Right now it is beautiful with wildflowers and plenty of wildlife. on my ride yesterday I saw numerous turkeys, rabbits and many other birds. On previous rides I have seen deer and bob cats! The trail starts in Old Sacramento and travels to Folsom... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It has beautiful scenery with view of wild life. you can ride it all the way to Folsom. it is also great for runners and walking. If you get to hot there are places where you can jump in the American River to cool off.

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Carmichael, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I walk along the American River Parkway a couple days each week. The 23-mile paved bicycle trail is the centerpiece but there is an unpaved equestrian trail and many use trails in this park. There are ponds, sloughs, wetlands, islands, an egret rookery, and even an ancient Native American grinding rock. I've seen wild turkeys, coyote, foxes, and of course... More 

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Mission, Canada
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109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Our Sacramento friend took us here for a 3 1/2 walk around the area which included lovely views along the river. During our walk we saw lots of cyclists, lots of people walking, dogs with owners, deer, turkeys, egrets, ducks, herons and other birds, mushrooms, wildflowers, etc. It was a glorious Monday of fresh air, exercise and picnic lunch. You... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This trail is a great place to walk with friends, take the dog, or bicycle. I love being able to get away from the city a little bit without actually having to drive out of town. I go here to walk the dog mostly, but also take bike rides. On more than one occasion my daughter and I saw a... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is an amazing, beautiful multi-use trail that should not be missed. Sometimes crowded on weekends, especially in the spring/summer. However, just follow the protocols (walkers face traffic/ cycle single file/ dogs well heeled) and you will enjoy!

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Nevada City
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10 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

You can ride your bike the flat 28 miles from Sacramento to Folsom alongside the American River river, have lunch at one of the great Folsom restaurants, explore Folsom old town, and get the light rail back. It's a great day out, and because it's flat, kids and oldies who are reasonably fit should be able to handle it.

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

Great bike trail that doubles as a jogging trail. It runs along he American River so the views of the river and wildlife are an added bonus.

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