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American River Bicycle Trail

Sacramento, CA
+1 916-248-2660
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Ride on the hobo highway

This trail connects you with most of Sacramento. It's nicely maintained. It's also the hobo... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
a h
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Biking along the American River, Old Sacramento to Folsom Lake

A Sacramento resident, I've been biking this trail frequently since the early 1970's. Since then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sacramento, 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trail connects you with most of Sacramento. It's nicely maintained. It's also the hobo highway. Ride with caution.

Thank a h
Reviewed 1 week ago

A Sacramento resident, I've been biking this trail frequently since the early 1970's. Since then, it has been extended and improved to allow you to bike more than 30 miles, from the Old Sac waterfront (where you can rent a bike, if you didn't bring...More

1  Thank rbmonty1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This year this is a spectacular event, the river is HIGHER than it has been for years and make the view GREAT. Weekend riding can get congested as there are a variety of riders, kids learning should not be taken here. Depending on the time...More

Thank tmeebg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it such a nice trail you can start at different locations each time you home it. Love walking along the river it's nicely paved lots of it is shaded. Fun walking along talking and seeing other families just out enjoying nature

Thank themommie2
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bike trail is a fun way to spend an afternoon walking along bike trail. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed watching the squirrels running around and climbing trees. Beware there are parts of trail that are still muddy. E

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

The American River Bike Trail is truly a jewel of Sacramento if you like to ride bikes. There are Homeless along the trail and it feels a bit un-nerving but I have been riding this trail for 20 years and neve had them bother me...More

Thank andrewhA7774IN
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The American River bike trail is the crown jewel of Sacramento attractions if you are a bike rider. It stretches from Folsom lake all the way to downtown Sacramento. It is a dedicated paved bike/walking trail that runs along the American River. Wildlife and incredible...More

Thank H1861DBrandym
Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail runs from Discovery Park in Sacramento (at the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers) along the American River at least to Folsom. Some of it is labeled as the Jedediah Smith Trail on some maps; I'm fuzzy about which name is right...More

Thank TravelDude95
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The American River Trail is a gem in Sacramento. It consists of miles (I want to say more than 40 miles) of paved trail for biking, jogging, walking dogs, etc. with unpaved offshoots toward and away from the river. It links the Folsom dam, neighborhoods...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started walking at the Howe Avenue Access area. There were several vagrants in the park and trash. The walk parallels the river but you cannot see the river while you are walking. Also, on the walking/biking paths the signs say that walkers have to...More

Thank jephm
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1 July 2017|
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Response from SCB1954 | Reviewed this property |
Renting bikes would mean going to a commercial bike shop in the area. You need to be sure it is allowed to ride electric bikes on the trail--I have never seen them.
Karen G
9 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
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