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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
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One-third of pathway littered with illegal campsites and garbage

The picture speaks for itself. West of Cal Expo to Discovery Park is not good. I would advise not... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bash B
Goes from old town Sacramento all the way to Folsom

The parts of the trail closer to Sacramento are a good ride but we encountered over a hundred... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“discovery park” (44 reviews)
“wild turkeys” (17 reviews)
“quail” (10 reviews)
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"great ride"
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"mountain lion"
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"homeless people"
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Reviewed yesterday

The picture speaks for itself. West of Cal Expo to Discovery Park is not good. I would advise not riding on the south or north side of the American River, west of Cal Expo or CSUS. I ride to work nearly every day along here,...More

Thank Bash B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The parts of the trail closer to Sacramento are a good ride but we encountered over a hundred homeless camps which diminished the view. Some bridges near Sacramento closed beginning of the year. Further along the trails, sometimes on both sides of the river, were...More

Thank taylorSanFrancisco
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoyed the trail, it is well layed out and easy to reach from various points in the city. But be aware that in parts homeless people camp in the green area along the trail, and that can be startling when they come out of...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

I love the idea of a linear bike trail that we could take our family bike ride on but the extreme poverty / homelessness in the area made it feel very unsafe.

Thank Kris J
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Clean and maintained route. The trail is not very busy but does have a few travelers. You will often see family joggers and few avid riders.

Thank NancyAndrew
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

I have done this bike ride on two separate occasions. Once with girlfriends staying overnight near Folsom where we started our ride and returning from Sacramento on the light rail. The second time we stayed near Old Town and rode to Folsom and returned again...More

Thank gsax
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I think the American River Bike Trail is the best gem in the Sacramento area! It is so beautiful, and you can encounter so many different kinds of wildlife. Hard to believe you are in the middle of an urban area! Great for people of...More

Thank CalBusinessTraveler
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

I love this bike trail. It's a great place to run, bike, swim or raft. Some areas around downtown can be a bit dangerous, especially at night. Near Folsom is more beautiful, more shady and safer. Every 1/2 mile is marked so you have an...More

Thank Mar R
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

Where else in the world can you jump on a bicycle and ride along a river for 40 miles and not be bothered by a single automobile? Look closely as you ride and you may see a migrating bird or wild Chinook salmon along the...More

Thank MEKonrad
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Best local trail! Well maintained with amazing views. Great area for a bike ride or run. Lots of picnic areas along the trail.

Thank Meli_nsac
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Jessica R
27 January 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
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Rose F
23 September 2017|
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Response from andrewhA7774IN | Reviewed this property |
Another good spot would be the Nimbus Fish hatchery. You can climb to Folsom Lake or go West tward Sacramento nice easy ride and beautiful. Ride to Folsom Town and have a snack.
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Rudy G
15 September 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.
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