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American River Parkway

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Address: Hasel to Discovery Park, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: 916-875-6961

A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers...

A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.

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this is a nice walk or bike ride along the American river, enjoying the sites and people and water Stormchaser says nice visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2016
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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60 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

this is a nice walk or bike ride along the American river, enjoying the sites and people and water Stormchaser says nice visit

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Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

It is very beauiful through all seasons. Activities are numerous: walk, run, bike, fish on the river, swim in some little coves, reflect on the beauty of the flora, listen to the siging birds, seat and meditate on this gorgeous river path.

Thank Annik G
Winnipeg, Canada
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303 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

There is always something relaxing about a walk along a river way. They have done an excellent job creating pathways and brushes with nature as you stroll along the parkway. Whether its a relaxing walk or just finding a seat and reading, a perfect escape.

Thank SenorGancho
Truckee, California
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422 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Sacramento is a city of fantastic bike trails. The best is along the American River. There are many places to connect to to the trail along the way. That means you don't have to bike from end to end. A map helps. Most of the trail goes along the river and ends at the confluence of the Sacramento River and... More 

1 Thank calsun99
Palmdale, California
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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I enjoyed walking along the river, watching the geese,looking at the beautiful bridges . People were riding their bikes along the trail and seemed to be enjoying themselves . I felt safe although I am a woman and I was alone.

1 Thank TanyaRussell_13
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90 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Great place for riding a bike, walking, or jogging. Gets crowded on weekends and holidays during the summer but it is pleasantly uncrowded on weekdays. Be careful hiking off the main road as mountain bikers do ride on the hiking trails even though it's not supposed to be allowed. And it can smell, uh, interesting after the salmon spawn and... More 

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

We stayed downtown and our valet at the hotel told us about this as a running route. From downtown, we ran down the Capitol Mall and turned right at the foot of the Tower Bridge. Ran down a bit to the green bridge/discovery park and turned back. Really great running even though the highway is a bit loud in some... More 

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Folsom, California
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Right by nature, the trail is accessible by several parking lots if going by car. I would look up a map site and look for entrances. I entered the trail via Folsom Blvd near the Outlets and run towards Sunrise Blvd. There were many spots for a leisure walk or jog.

Thank Vagabond0704
Carmichael, California
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141 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

What a wonderful place to spend leisure time, surrounded by water and plant life. Great walking and bike trails. Swimming and rafting in the summer. Bridges to get you to either side of the American River. Flowers and plants, ducks, birds and who knows what else. The parkway is kept very clean and is a haven for nature lovers. It... More 

1 Thank beachbabes512
Fair Oaks, California
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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Any time of year, any portion of the trail, any direction you go, this paved trail is the best for biking, hiking, mt. bikes, running and walking.

Thank Michal3333

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