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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Very beautiful

A very well done Riverwalk, a good combination of developed and undeveloped areas. Sacramento is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Daniel M
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Denver, Colorado
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Homeless Folks can be helpful

Several years ago I rode the Trail with a friend. We were two women in our 50's, out-of-towners... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
csl601
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San Francisco, California
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  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“easy ride”(10 reviews)
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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, CA
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+1 916-248-2660
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"discovery park"
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"wild turkeys"
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"easy ride"
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"quail"
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"lake natoma"
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"fish hatchery"
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"folsom dam"
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"access points"
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"great ride"
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"miles and miles"
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"great scenery"
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"homeless people"
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"mountain lion"
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"both sides"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very well done Riverwalk, a good combination of developed and undeveloped areas. Sacramento is blessed to have such beautiful scenery.

Thank Daniel M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Several years ago I rode the Trail with a friend. We were two women in our 50's, out-of-towners. When flooding forced us off the trail into parts unknown, it was homeless folks we gave us directions. Yes, be cautious and alert to cues of danger...More

Thank csl601
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

I LOVE the American River Bicycle Trail! Stretching 32 miles (64 round trip), there are only a couple of places where cyclists might encounter traffic entering the area, so riding feels so much safer and saner than a city street. Hiking trails abound, meandering along...More

1  Thank Andrea M
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This is one of the best flat rides I've ever ridden. Only minimal contact with cars and has always been safe from Cal Expo eastward. Combined with the State's trail around Lake Natoma it's a great weekend ride if you're not looking for big hills.

Thank psavila1
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

This is an awesome bike trail extending for miles along the river. Beautiful views near Folsom & Lake Natoma. You can ride all the way from Folsom to Old Sacramento and beyond.

Thank Emily S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Don't hangout here on the second part of the evening. Unless you can take 3 or 4 people down by yourself. Homeless people will want to jump you.

1  Thank Dionissio
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This is a long and scenic path. Last time I went, I took my two dogs who loved it. It has great trails for both bike and foot traffic. I had not been in some time although I am local in Sacramento, but I will...More

Thank swickwire2017
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Running through the heart of metro and suburban Sacramento, on this trail you will be in a different world, along the American River with the sounds of water, wind in the trees, and birds instead of the typical sounds of traffic and urban life. If...More

Thank onetravelman
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The American River Bicycle Trail is among the longest and largest trails in the country. This path offers rides on mostly flat ground through parks and city covering about 25 miles distance. The trail is well maintained thanks to government funding and user help. If...More

Thank PNCEngineering
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

The American River Parkway Bike Trail is a well maintained asphalt trail that begins just north of Old Sacramento & ends at Folsom. It is a beautiful ride but caution should be taken on parts of it. The area around Old Sacramento & the area...More

1  Thank Karen T
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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 tmeebg | Reviewed this property |
I concur with each of the comments. They only bothersome area is around Discovery Park, the area near downtown Sacramento as there are a lot of homeless encampments. While the homeless may directly harass or attack you, they... More
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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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