The UC Davis Arboretum and Putah Creek Trails are a bike path often used by the residents of Davis. As its name suggests, it begins at the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum and runs alongside Putah Creek for most of its length. It traverses through the Putah Creek Bicycle Undercrossing in order to pass under Interstate 80 and has two brief sections that require the cyclist to shift onto a road with a bike lane. These sections are short with light traffic.
Near their midpoint, the trails connect to downtown Davis. it is also possible to keep traveling the trail along its full length and arrive on the east side of town, where the East Davis Greenways can be joined.
There is a parking lot near the beginning of the trail at the end of Putah Creek Lodge Drive.