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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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Great trail, don't go alone when it's dark.

Beautiful bike trail along the American River. There are some rough areas that aren't well lit so I definitely recommend planning ahead and either know when the sunsets or bring... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful bike trail along the American River. There are some rough areas that aren't well lit so I definitely recommend planning ahead and either know when the sunsets or bring flashlights.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

American River Trail stretches from downtown to the folsom dam. Lots of places to hop on and off. Beautiful scenery. Heads up...every few years solo women on the trail are attacked, probably by vagrants who live along the river. If you're in sacramento and like to bike or hike this is a must do.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We started in Old Folsom and stopped at the new bicycle/walking bridge for the view. We continued riding our bikes west on the bike trail. A lot of nature with other cycles on the trails and kayakers on the water.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a beautiful view along the american river with a walking and bike trail, great access to the river and beaches alkong the river along with rafting down the river. Stormchaser says a nice place for a great walk, run or bike ride

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El Dorado Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For the beginners, to families, to experienced pro's - this trail has it all. Clean and clear to follow - nice and long, but can be shorter if you want. Many ways to get on and off.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The trail is paved, but does have natural occurring acorns, oak balls, twigs as well as the occasional fauna of the area. The trail has lovely shady areas and river views. It is so nice to have this path through the city. I often make the trek from Sacramento State University (around mile marker 8) to Lake Natoma and back.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pretty walk. Mist people ride their bikes with respect for others however, others are dangerously fast. Speed bumps would help to make this path much safer for everyone.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Either a walk or ride along this river promises beautiful views and a peaceful experience. I love that it is easy to get to the trail and provides a safe place for exercise right in the city.

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spanning over 30 miles, the American River Bike Trail offers riders of all levels a scenic and occasional challenging ride. The ride along the American River showcases nature and animals such as deer, coyote, and even mountain lion can be seen. If possible, do the entire ride from end to end.

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Johns Creek, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have run and bicycled many times on this trail. Love the dirt/crushed granite running trails to each side of the pavement - much easier on my knees! Only down side for me are 2 types of bikers: those going way too fast for a family and mixed use trail; and those bicyclists that don't stay in their lane (yes,... More 

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