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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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A jewel in the Sacramento area

36 miles of uninterrupted bike trail going from Sacramento to Folsom Lake in Folsom. Locals take it for granted and visitors wish they had something like it where they live. Great... read more

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

36 miles of uninterrupted bike trail going from Sacramento to Folsom Lake in Folsom. Locals take it for granted and visitors wish they had something like it where they live. Great for weekend family rides, commuting during the week or just a quick get-away from the daily routine. Running, cycling, walking and sightseeing are all covered along the American River.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pick any part of the trail, thought the best is probably between Watt and the old Fair Oaks bridge. Make sure you walk across the bridge and go up the street to Sunflower Drive-In. A one of a kind restaurant that has great falafels and Nutburgers.

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Carmichael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the most beautiful bike trails in the state. There are ponds, wildlife (Geese, Turkeys, Deer, beaver and snakes too) and beautiful places to sit and rest. The trails go from easy to more difficult and there are many visitors. You can picnic or walk a dirt or paved trail. There are miles of paved bicycle trails.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Access points vary yet getting on the A.R. Bike Trail is a great way to get exercise, reduce stress, and regroup your senses. Scenic with native vegetation, paved trail runs along river in most places. As its multi-use, its good to pay attention. With benches and/or picnic tables sporadically along the way, one can sit for a spell. Bathroom stations... More 

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fairoaks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parkway has a great bike trail and side paths which generally accommodates all levels of walkers, runners and bicyclists. The trail extends 26 miles from the Sacramento River up through Sacramento, Carmichael, Rancho Cordova, Fair Oaks and ending at Folsom Lake. The weekends can be busy but most seem courteous about sharing the trail. We have enjoyed the parkway... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great way to enjoy friends, pass a weekend on your bicycle and to enjoy the vistas of sacramento's river system.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We cycled the whole trail and found the better part to be towards Folsom. On the Sac side it's not well serviced by toilets and water fountains, and also it's rather smelly, seedy and run down in parts. The whole trail however could be better maintained with more facilities and more signage. We got horribly lost towards Folsom as the... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have lived in Sacramento since the early 1980's & this bike recreational trail is incredible! Named after a famous mountain man and explorer - Jedediah Smith - it's also known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. It is a 32 mile path running from downtown Sacramento to Beal's Point at Folsom Lake. This path is accessible from 12 different... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I photograph in this area often and enjoy the abundant wildlife. Recently did huge family session for folks who have never been here. Saw toms of deer and enjoyed the rafters cruising down the river. Be careful of ticks and the occasional mountain lion. Otherwise a great relaxing location

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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