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Nice park for a stroll

This park is right by the river and is a really nice stroll. If you walk during the work week, you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Christopher L
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Sacramento, California
Beautiful place to ride

I live in Sacramento and believe that the parkway is one of the best features in the area. It is a... read more

Reviewed July 18, 2018
CalBusinessTraveler
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California
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A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.
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Discovery Park to Hazel Avenue, 4,800-acres of Public Park Along 23 Miles of River, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is right by the river and is a really nice stroll. If you walk during the work week, you can see a lo of state workers as well as other people taking a stroll for their break. after work hours or weekends, its...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We walked along the levee but were intimidated by all the bicycles racing by. The cyclists were overall sensitive to us but it was still kind of scary to have them rushing by.

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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

I live in Sacramento and believe that the parkway is one of the best features in the area. It is a fantastic place to ride bike and you will likely run into some wildlife, which is so cool because you are traveling through an urban...More

Thank CalBusinessTraveler
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Indeed the "jewel of Sacramento" many call it. Lots of wildlife and nature snack in the middle of metropolitan Sacramento. We are out there often on our bikes.

Thank Patrick W
Reviewed February 4, 2018

The parkway is actually called the Jedidiah Smith Parkway, in honor of an early, pre-Gold Rush explorer. It stretches almost 30 miles from Folsom Lake to just south and east of the Old Sacramento junction of the American River with the Sacramento River. It is...More

5  Thank EDGEGUY95
Reviewed January 11, 2018

We rented bikes and started the American River Parkway. I expect that if we could have made it far enough out it would have gotten better but the extreme poverty / homlessness of the area made it feel unsafe to ride with children. We did...More

6  Thank Kris J
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Very expansive environment to recreate. Lots of grass for the kids to run and play. Boat dock is fun to watch with peoples coming and going. The river is very beautiful.

2  Thank Ikedot
Reviewed December 22, 2017

If you're a bike rider or runner it's a must. All the way from Folsom Lake to downtown Sacramento, bikers fly by, as do many commuters. Some sections of the trail, especially to the east have a great and beautiful feel on the river and...More

2  Thank Steve R
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I live very near the American River Parkway, and have the distinct privilege to visit almost daily. I constantly marvel at the forethought shown back in the 1960's (I think) to save for posterity the area on either side of the American River as it...More

2  Thank fklose
Reviewed April 24, 2017

The parkway along the American River runs from downtown all the way to Folsom Lake, 30 miles away. The bike trail is totally safe, off-road from the traffic where you can ride along the river and through several parks. There are also many walking trails...More

1  Thank Krystin123
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Jesse R
June 15, 2018|
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Response from EDGEGUY95 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. Many people fish along the bank, off pedestrian bridges, out of boats and - in salmon season - with waders. I'm not a fisherman, so can't comment on their success. But, since when has fishing been correlated to... More
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April 5, 2016|
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Response from Annik G | Reviewed this property |
No rent bike on the trail. find rental in Fair Oaks, and maybe also in Sacramento.
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October 4, 2015|
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Response from MCPOUSNrtd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry can't help, was staying with friends who live along the Parkway!
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