When visiting, and especially if you reside here in Sacramento, you owe it to yourself to ride this paved, two lane, multipurpose scenic route along the American River.
Not to many cities have a gem like this... Where else can you ride 32 miles (one way) without having to deal with a motorist?.
This is a great year round ride with the exception of a couple places on the trail that flood during high river flows, one of which is Discovery Park!
No mater what level you're at, this trail will take you there...
If you're a beginner you have the option of starting at any number of access points and ride only as much as you're ready for. Advanced rider's will find this as a nice ride to burn some fat or to knock off a quick 60 miles before heading onto a Mountain Bike ride with the buds. Whatever the case... This trail is for you!
All paved, two lanes, mile markers, trail side maps plus other signage, water fountains, rest rooms, telephones, fresh air, 60% shaded, rolls through a few parks, swimming, mostly flat except Hazel to Beals Point, 32 miles one way, food in Old Town Sacramento and at Beal's Point.
Approximate Mileage from Beal's Point: Negro Bar - 3.1
Hazel Avenue - 8.4
Fish Hatchery - 8.6
Sunrise Blvd. - 11.3
Goethe Park - 17.0
Arden Bar - 17.8
Watt Avenue - 21.2
Howe Avenue - 22.9
CSUS - 23.4
Cal Expo - 25.2
Discovery Park - 31.3
Old Town Sacramento - 32.0
The above map is part of a FREE 6 map package which shows the best bike routes in Sacramento County. Since it's FREE we do not guarantee that we will have any in stock as they are quite popular, come on in and get yours!
Group Rides leaving from Natomas Bike Shop every Tuesday and Thursday @ 6:00 p.m.