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American River Bicycle Trail

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Address: Sacramento, CA
Phone Number: 9162482660
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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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Best peaceful bike ride. Many trail with lots of options. Be sure to go early in the morning to beat the rush. Love this Bicycle Trail!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Orangevale, California
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Orangevale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best peaceful bike ride. Many trail with lots of options. Be sure to go early in the morning to beat the rush. Love this Bicycle Trail!

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Roseville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Any season, but esp spring though fall, biking the trail or rafting the river is a must do in Sacramento!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This trail is an incredible resource at any time of year. YOU are just along the river, and the scenery changes dramatically as yo go along.

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Thank highmtnhiker
Gold River, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a Bike Trail that is well maintained, well laid out, has River Parks all along the way, and is a joy to ride or walk. I am fortunate to live close to it and walk prt of it just about every day-Sunrise Section. A must if you live in or plan to spend some time in the Sacramento... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Trail extends 30 miles from Folsom to downtown Sacramento and winds along the river. Fairly easy ride.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I Rode on the bike trail with three other friends. The trail was a combination of flat and moderate hills. the scenery was beautiful and at times you could see and hear the river. We met some people at one of the watering stops and had a short conversation. there were other people running and other walked. All in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ARBT offers the opportunity to entire a wilderness like area within a large urban environment...and enjoy walking, jogging, bicycling, birdwatching. There is access to fishing spots on the American River. If you get there early on weekends or go during midweek, you will find it not crowded and you can bicycle the full length of about 36 milles from... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We are SO LUCKY to have this extraordinary bike trail in our city. If you have a bike, you simply MUST go on this with friends. (Single ladies should always travel with a partner anywhere, it's the sign of the times, not the area).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This trail offers 32 miles of riding or walking and also connects to other trails. There are many access points and different sections are more or less shady. The trail primarily parallels the Lower American River. Much of it is easy to moderate with a few hills here and there (I am not very good at hills so does not... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Running 32 miles from the heart of Sacramento to Folsom Lake this is one of the greatest cycling/running/walking trails in the nation. It's a great stretch of what feels like riparian wilderness in the middle of a metro area. I often see deer, turkey, rabbits, ground squirrels, hawks and even coyote while biking the trail. There are frequent parks with... More 

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