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American River Bicycle Trail

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Address: Sacramento, CA
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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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Sacramento Treasure

Hard to praise it too much! A bikers great resource that I have ridden for decades, only blocks from our home. Serious bikers share it with walkers and their dogs or older... read more

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hard to praise it too much! A bikers great resource that I have ridden for decades, only blocks from our home. Serious bikers share it with walkers and their dogs or older riders like myself. Enjoy the rivers scenery and seasonal changes. Stretching from the Sacramento River confluence to Folsom Lake , I have ridden it all. For decades I... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is a GREAT trail with plenty of spaces to stop and enjoy the river and the settings! Just avoid those most popular times where every yahoo is on the trail!

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Gorgeous trail on the American River. Great riding. A number of entry points and simply gorgeous views. A real Sacramento Treasure. One danger area where the trail wanders through and by Discovery Park near the confluence of the American and Sacramento rivers. Trail is through homeless camping areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

There's nothing like a cruise up (or down) the bike trail. You might have to stop for some wild turkeys - or watch a deer, but that's part of the fun. They even blast it clean with a giant fan pulled by a pickup truck. You can stop at interesting places, like William Pond, detour to downtown Folsom, or zoom... More 

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Whether riding my bike or hiking, I love the American River Bike Trail, regardless of the season. Spring and fall are gorgeous: the new growth in the spring and the fall colors this time of year along with the wildlife and the rushing river make for a wonderful experience. The natural beauty of the trail make for wonderful photos, plein... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

The beautiful American River flows over twenty miles through Folsom to downtown Sacramento, and the American River Bike Trail follows next to it. This paved nature trail is used extensively by bicyclists, joggers and walkers. The River is also used by rafters and fishermen. Excellent access points are at Hazel or Sunrise Blvds. Be a bit wary of the trail... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

We have walked, run, rode bicycles and even rode our Run4's on this bike path. It is well lit, clean, easy to get on and off and there are many people who go every day, so you get to know people when you are a regular. It's great for walking dogs, too. We have seen so much wildlife over the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

The bicycle trail contains frequent views of the American River and is generally very scenic. The trail is somewhat hilly at the Folsom end, but levels out as you get closer to Sacramento. The paved path is approximately 6 feet wide the full length of the trail with gravel shoulders on both sides. It is not recommended to travel the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

The American River Bike path is a continuous open space greenbelt along the American River extending from the Sacramento River to Folsom Dam (23-29 miles). This is really a jewel in Sacramento's crown. I have biked it many years ago and still enjoy walks along the pathway. I do not recommend traveling alone (walking or biking)...like everything else, people can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

A wonderful trail that begins in Old Sacramento and ends 25 miles in Folsom. Imagine biking for miles in lanes designed for walkers and riders and not having to share the lane with cars. Please be aware that the lane passes near homeless encampments and the trail is fairly isolated Should you poop out at the end of the trail... More 

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