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“Rollin' on the River”

American River Parkway
Ranked #17 of 171 things to do in Sacramento
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Owner description: A picturesque 23-mile stretch of land along the American River that offers visitors wonderful scenic beauty.
Reviewed 25 August 2009

I have been pushing myself up and down the bike trail ( I use a wheelchair) for years. Inspired me to enter Eppie's Great Race and Cal International Marathon. The bike trail is the best thing in Sacramento! You feel as though you are a part of nature! Take another hit of fresh air!

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Reviewed 12 June 2008

The American River Parkway is one of the best things about the Sacramento area. There is a bike trail from Folsom Lake to Old town. I have ridden it often over my 18 years in the area and it is always a treat. For the most part the trail hugs the banks, but there are a handful of stretches where you may ride up to a mile w/o seeing the river. In spite of this, riding the trail is always a great way to "get away" without having to travel too far.

I would also recommend you travel with a friend because some stretches are lesser traveled and a serious fall or injury could leave you isolated for some time. Always bring at least basic repair equipment. I would also recommend leak-proofing your tires as there are many goatheads (hard, sharp, seed pod type stickers) and you are bound to hit one. When I first started riding, I got half a dozen flats in one week before I discovered leak-proofing my tires.

2  Thank KingMango
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Reviewed 18 May 2007

The best way to see this parkway is from a raft. Go to one of the raft rentals off of Sunrise blvd (take 50, exit Sunrise North). Start out near the rentals under the bridge & end up at Goethe park where they pick up the rafts & have a shuttle that takes you back. If you aren't exhausted, take a walk through Goethe park & enjoy the amazing wildlife(wild turkey, deer, misc. birds). Also, the area near the State College is a great place to view the spawning salmon on the Guy West Bridge. All seasons have a lot to see.

13  Thank EdieTraveler
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Reviewed 6 August 2014
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