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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Biking and walking

Hello my follow travelers, I went to the American walk way and bike trail, it was wonderful I... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Walter B
via mobile
My reason for making a stop in Sacramento!

We stayed at Cal Expo RV Park which is right on the trail. We stayed there 4 days and I rode all 4... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna K
San Diego, California
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Part of the American Discovery Trail, this path is exclusively for non-motorized use, and it extends throughout the city.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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+1 916-248-2660
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hello my follow travelers, I went to the American walk way and bike trail, it was wonderful I enjoyed the river and the deer.i love the walking trail and the bike trail, I recommend it. You too will enjoy it.

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Cal Expo RV Park which is right on the trail. We stayed there 4 days and I rode all 4 days - one day all the way to Folsom for breakfast and back! This trail is a real gem of a trail...More

2  Thank Donna K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful and fun outing for cyclists of all abilities! There is always something new to see along the river. The Winter 2017 rains have raised the water level, and the river is just beautiful! Two cautions: if you are out on a weekend morning,...More

1  Thank politeonplanes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For bike riders, this unique Sacramento feature, winds throu beautiful parts of the American River Parkway and American River, all the way from Downtown Sac to Folsom Lake. On busy days the trail is packed with bike teams and intense bikers who 'fly" down the...More

1  Thank Steve R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bicycle trail is one small part of a 22 mile long green tree shaded parkway along the lower American River. The American River trail winds along the banks of the river from Old Sacramento east to Folsom Lake. There are improved parks along the...More

1  Thank j0hnstevens1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The loop around Lake Natoma is over 20 miles; however, you can ride only as far as you want to and then return. There are multiple points where you start your ride. With younger kids it's good to know where the flat terrain is. For...More

Thank Alexander S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I try to find places where I can get in 30 to 40 miles without a lot of stopping. Since I am typically by myself, I prefer to find trails like this where I feel safe. I love riding on the road, but prefer it...More

Thank rvbikelady
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

River's edge bike trail. Very smooth pavement that is wide enough for walkers and bikers. Mostly flat trail with slight inclines however no steep hills. The trail is lined with many trees that provide shade on parts of the trail. The trail also can accommodate...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 15 May 2017

yesterday my wife requested that we bike the American River Bicycle Trail along with our 3 adult children. We packed the bikes up and proceeded to the multistory parking garage next to Old Sacramento (parking $10 for the day). Note: Low ceiling in the garage...More

2  Thank Johnboy4343
Reviewed 1 May 2017

While it's a bike trail, my husband and I have only walked it. The trails are well maintained, and you see lots of wild flowers and wild life. Last time we were there, we saw wild turkeys crossing the trail. Every time we go, we...More

Thank Gili G
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Karen G
Is this a good trail for walking with a stroller?
10 January 2017|
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Response from LoveToTravelSamson | Reviewed this property |
Not now, not alone. It's very far & the weather is rotten now, the river is raging & too high to be safe! Wait until Spring, go with friends, a charged cell phone & dog! It's very beautiful. But, due to circumstances... More
Are there many bike rental shops along the trail? Hourly, daily? How about free parking near bike rental shops?
23 April 2016|
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Response from Patriziadalucca | Reviewed this property |
Practical Cycle has rental bikes available in Old Sacramento. That is near the beginning of the American River Trail. The rental includes a helmet, lock and front pannier. City Bike Works does the same thing and is on 24th... More
Rebecca W
We will be riding the American River Bicycle Trail during the third week in March. Are there restaurants or cafes about halfway down the trail where we can stop for lunch or a coffee, or should we plan on bringing food for a picnic? We will be traveling, so a restaurant meal would be easier.
3 March 2016|
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Response from EDGEGUY95 | Reviewed this property |
BTW, the person who said Old Sacramento is the halfway point was incorrect - Old Sac is at the start of the 31 mile trail close to mile marker 1 or 2.