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“Ride the parkway all the time” 5 of 5 stars
Review of American River Bicycle Trail

American River Bicycle Trail
Sacramento, CA
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Ranked #3 of 92 attractions in Sacramento
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Owner description: Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
Folsom, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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“Ride the parkway all the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

You see everyone on the parkway: walkers, joggers, people with families, people with dogs and strollers but my big attraction is riding my bike there. I'm in a women's cycling club and we use the trail all year round. Just as a reminder: cyclists ride on the right side and walkers and joggers are suppossed to run or walk FACING traffic. This seems strange and many people don't do it but walking instructions are stenciled on the pavement. There are quite a few cyclists and we ride about 15 mph (which is the speed limit) so please obey the traffic instructions.

Visited January 2013
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Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay
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“amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

The site was so beautiful. Also i come there every day to run and work outduring the day. So you should come and see the american river.

Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Unbelievable Vistas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I ride my bicycle along this trail twice a week, about 15 miles in each direction from Discovery Park. So many times I would like to just pull off the trail and hike down to one of the secluded beaches in late summer and early fall. Picture perfect.

Visited October 2012
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“Lucky Sacramento”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

How lucky Sacramento is to have this great bike trail that passes through so many locales along the American River. Whether you are biking or walking you will love this bike path. Now to have the Little Pocket open up so we can connect the Sacramento River Trail to downtown.

Visited November 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“Local biking at its best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

Thirty-five miles of pristine bike trail between Discovery Park and Folsom Lake. Although it is not, it seems like a wilderness trail. It's that secluded and protected from civilization. Not a safe place for strollers, tykes on wobbly bikes, or for walking dogs - who should all stick with the many parks along the trail.

Visited November 2012
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