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“Awesome bike trails!”

American River Bicycle Trail
Ranked #4 of 168 things to do in Sacramento
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Owner description: Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
Folsom, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Awesome bike trails!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

Some of the best biking trails are in and about the Folsom area! You can bike from the American River right down to Folsom Lake. Stop and have a picnic along the way on the edge of the water, Trails are paved and smooth or you can take a dirt trail for a more scenic route!

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco
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114 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“An easy, but fun ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

we have ridden this trail a number of times. it is well maintained and the views of the river and countryside atre grand

Visited September 2012
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Rohnert Park, California
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Perfect for the weekend bicyclist”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2012

We did a ride from Old Town Sacremento to Sacremento State aprox. 7miles , 14 round trip. The pavement goes all the way there. Signs show you where you are and markers show you how far you have been. There is a small loop or you can go far. The one person I talked to had parked their car off at one end of the trail a drove the car to the begining of the trail and well you get the picture. There is places you can stop and swim -have a picnic- or what ever. Lots of people use it so it feels safe. but I did see a few shaddy charecters . overall it's great to just do a continous ride without having to worry about trafic lights and trafic and you can see wildlife and pick berries.

Visited September 2012
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Wakefield, New Hampshire
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109 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Get outside and see a different view of the city.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We rented "Cruisers" at Practical Cycle on J st. in Old Sacramento and spent a leisurely 2 hrs. on the Amercian River Bicycle Trail, which goes for over 30 miles from Old Sac to Folsom. Cost $10 pp for 2 hrs. includes helmet, lock and basket. A flat paved trail shared with rollerbladers and joggers, with several opportunites for crossings, bridge turnouts or stops for picnicking. An enjoyable morning.

Visited September 2012
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Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Whenever I leave Sacramento, I miss this trail the most.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

I've lived overseas twice (Asia and Europe) and NOTHING compares to the natural beauty and calm of running or riding along this trail.

I recently returned from living abroad and I've been on the trail almost every day since.

Visited September 2012
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