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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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Excellent for nature photography!

Can anyone ever tire of this place? During summer, watch for ticks as the deer are everywhere! Rattlesnakes can also be a problem. With this said, access is easy from many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sacramento, California
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can anyone ever tire of this place? During summer, watch for ticks as the deer are everywhere! Rattlesnakes can also be a problem. With this said, access is easy from many locations, and wildlife is abundant. Long lenses are recommended as animal life is best observed from a distance to reduce contact. Some critters do come near, be careful. Bobcats,... More 

Thank ibkphoto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I love the Parkway. 15 years ago we moved within a mile of access to the parkway, and I became a regular runner on the trails. Over the years, I have seen deer, coyotes, beaver, otters, squirrels, egrets, geese, ducks, heron, snakes and assorted other animals and birds. I never tire of the gorgeous scenery, views of the river, plants... More 

1 Thank Carol N
Sacramento, California
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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

1 Thank stormchaserSS
Sacramento, California
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78 reviews
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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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338 reviews
110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 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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430 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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 

Thank jaimexplorer
New York City, New York
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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 

Thank Semuteh
Folsom, California
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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.

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