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32 miles of safe riding, far away from cars and traffic, good place for riders 10 and older with... read more

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Sacramento, California
Sacramento in winter

Awesome time to come! 60's in day 40's at night, clear sunny. Beautiful hike on the American river... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Wallkill, New York
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Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
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Reviewed yesterday

32 miles of safe riding, far away from cars and traffic, good place for riders 10 and older with only 3 or 4 car cross spots were the cars must travel less than 15 MPH . Best part is between Sacramento State [8 mile marker]...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Awesome time to come! 60's in day 40's at night, clear sunny. Beautiful hike on the American river, lovely sunset. Finish at happy hour at river city brewery. Cheap flights in shoulder season.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Since Trip Advisor didn't allow me to add Sacramento River Parkway, I had to cheat it in. We're talking about the river bike trail, a generous greenbelt and canal paths heading south from The Embassy Suites Hotel to the water intake eight miles south. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Nathaniel N
Reviewed October 27, 2018

I have been riding this trail from past 8 months since I moved to Sacramento. I love biking and found an apartment near to this wonderful trail so that I could bike to work in Mid-town. Below is my account of my experience riding at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank vbendig
Reviewed October 10, 2018

One of Sacramento's best features. I tip my hat to the public servants who had the foresight to set aside almost the entire course of the American River through the area as a parkway.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We love this trail... It's great for both amateurs and pros alike. Sax is known for it's trails and this is one of the top ones.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank InnoAvenue
Reviewed August 17, 2018

We rented Jump bikes by downloading the app on our phones and really enjoyed riding the Bicycle Trail along the river. We couldn't believe how cheap and easy it was to rent the bikes. As other reviewers noted, there is a homeless problem in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Ginny Z
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

I have biked on the American River bike trail for 10 years. I had moved away and forgot how unique it is. Clearly best urban bike trail on west coast of US. 60 mikes no traffic lights, varied terrain and beautiful to look at. Love...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Neil S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This review is for only one part of this amazing place since it is too big to do all at once. Paradise Beach is peaceful and calm, and a very romantic place in the evening. The trails are good and dogs love it. Since there...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Purkinji
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Sacramento started building levees in 1850 to protect itself from winter flooding in the American and Sacramento rivers. It took at least ten years for those levees to become really effective. But after that no one would build a house on the river side of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Larry C
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January 26, 2018|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
There are a few boat ramps along the American River Parkway. Some details can be found at these websites (weel I would have posted URLs but TripAdvisor doesn't allow it): So do a Google search for "American River trail... More
Rose F
September 23, 2017|
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Response from tmeebg | Reviewed this property |
I concur with each of the comments. They only bothersome area is around Discovery Park, the area near downtown Sacramento as there are a lot of homeless encampments. While the homeless may directly harass or attack you, they... More
Rudy G
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Amy S | Reviewed this property |
Since the trail runs from Folsom to Sacramento, I believe it is still the same trail.