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American River Parkway

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Address: Discovery Park to Hazel Avenue, 4,800-acres of Public Park Along 23 Miles of River, Sacramento, CA 95825
Phone Number: +1 916-486-2773
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A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers...

A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.

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Great place for short hikes near home

We go here once a week when we can for plein air painting. Or bird watching, or just hiking. In spring, there are wildflowers. In fall, salmon. You might even see an otter or a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go here once a week when we can for plein air painting. Or bird watching, or just hiking. In spring, there are wildflowers. In fall, salmon. You might even see an otter or a beaver, or even a coyote (watch your small dogs!). There are lots of opportunities for picnicking, too. If you plan to go more than five... More 

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Thank Mike H
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the number one bike/waking/jogging/discovery trail in all of the western United States. There are a ton of things to see on this trail. The path that extends about 25 miles from the Dam to downtown Sacramento is well paved and has easy access to the river. I don't know of any safety issues, but you should always be... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is absolutely beautiful. Here in Sacarmento area, a parkway is a park, not a road for cars. There's bicycle path, dirt running/walking paths, bridal paths, wild life areas, all protected and beautiful. Includes bathrooms and drinking fountains. Y

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Thank Low_Hertz
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Everytime I ride or walk on the American River Parkway I want to hug the people who had the foresight to create such a recreational treasure. You can ride your horse or bike, walk or run from Old Sacramento to Folsom Lake. The speed limit is 30 mph for bikes, but avoid the morning hours if you are on a... More 

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Thank Julie S
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Can anyone ever tire of this place? During summer, watch for ticks as the deer are everywhere! Rattlesnakes can also be a problem. With this said, access is easy from many locations, and wildlife is abundant. Long lenses are recommended as animal life is best observed from a distance to reduce contact. Some critters do come near, be careful. Bobcats,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I love the Parkway. 15 years ago we moved within a mile of access to the parkway, and I became a regular runner on the trails. Over the years, I have seen deer, coyotes, beaver, otters, squirrels, egrets, geese, ducks, heron, snakes and assorted other animals and birds. I never tire of the gorgeous scenery, views of the river, plants... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

this is a nice walk or bike ride along the American river, enjoying the sites and people and water Stormchaser says nice visit

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

It is very beauiful through all seasons. Activities are numerous: walk, run, bike, fish on the river, swim in some little coves, reflect on the beauty of the flora, listen to the siging birds, seat and meditate on this gorgeous river path.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

There is always something relaxing about a walk along a river way. They have done an excellent job creating pathways and brushes with nature as you stroll along the parkway. Whether its a relaxing walk or just finding a seat and reading, a perfect escape.

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Truckee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Sacramento is a city of fantastic bike trails. The best is along the American River. There are many places to connect to to the trail along the way. That means you don't have to bike from end to end. A map helps. Most of the trail goes along the river and ends at the confluence of the Sacramento River and... More 

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