North Auburn, CA Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in North Auburn, CA. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths and Elk Grove Creek Trail. With more than 38 trails covering 304 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Bannon Creek Parkway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Clarksburg Branch Line Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Dry Creek Greenway (Roseville)

0.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Dry Creek Parkway

7.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

East Davis Greenways

13 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

El Dorado Trail

35.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Elk Grove Creek Trail

8.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Folsom Parkway Rail Trail

2.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

15.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt

2 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Franklin Creek Trail

6.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Humbug-Willow Creek Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Laguna Creek Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Natoma Trail

6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Mather Heritage Trail

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Miners Ravine Trail

7.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Natomas Westlake Path

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Natomas Westside Path

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

Ninos Parkway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

North Davis Greenways

7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

North Natomas Park Network Trails

8.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Oak Parkway Trail

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Old Highway 40 Bike Path

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

3.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

9.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

9.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sunrise Bikeway

2 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

4.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

19.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Two Rivers Trail

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Union Valley Bike Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

3.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The American River Bike Trail (a.k.a. the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail...
CA 32 mi Asphalt
The popular Bannon Creek Parkway runs through Jefferson Park and Bannon Creek Park, utilizing a scenic greenbelt throughout most of its length. South Natomas residents can use the trail and Natomas...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Clarksburg Branch Line Trail in West Sacramento runs between Jefferson Boulevard at S. River Road and Gregory Avenue where S. River Road loops around and returns. The surface is crushed concrete...
CA 3.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Roseville’s Dry Creek Greenway is planned to one day span 4.25 miles through the southern neighborhoods of this central California town. Currently, just shy of a mile of the paved pathway has been...
CA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Dry Creek Parkway is an enjoyable cycling and walking corridor through northern Sacramento County and southern Placer County that includes trails, parks and open space along Dry Creek. Currently,...
CA 7.5 mi Asphalt
The college town of Davis is famous for its bikeability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscrosses the eastern...
CA 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Passing through California’s historic Gold Rush country, the El Dorado Trail runs more than 35 miles from Camino west to the line between El Dorado and Sacramento counties, just south of Folsom. The...
CA 35.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Elk Grove Creek Trail is open in two disconnected segments along its namesake waterway in the cities of Elk Grove and Sacramento. Both portions offer a smooth paved surface and scenic views of the...
CA 8.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Folsom Parkway Rail Trail extends from historic downtown Folsom to a connection with the Lake Natoma Trail north of US 50. The trail provides a direct connection to three light rail...
CA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail provides a useful connection from southeast Sacramento County to the American River Bike Trail. The canal was constructed in the 1970s as part of the Central...
CA 15.5 mi Asphalt
The Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt is a neighborhood trail that winds through the Laguna Creek West and Foulks Ranch subdivisions in Elk Grove. The scenic route provides access to several parks,...
CA 2 mi Concrete
One of the newest trails in Elk Grove's impressive system, the Franklin Creek Trail provides extensive recreation and active transportation options to residents of the city's southern neighborhoods....
CA 6.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Humbug-Willow Creek Trail is really a collection of multi-use trails in the city of Folsom, about 32 miles' worth, and more are planned. The trails snake throughout the city, between Folsom Lake...
CA 18 mi Asphalt
The Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Trail skirts the Folsom State Prison, which Cash sang about in his well-known 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues." The trail—formerly known as the Folsom Lake Trail...
CA 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Laguna Creek Trail takes users from a trailhead and equestrian staging area on Waterman Road to parks, retail centers and residential neighborhoods both north and south of Camden Lake. The scenic...
CA 4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Although most area residents (and Google Maps) consider the Lake Natoma Trail part of the American River Bike Trail, it is a separate trail in its own right. The Lake Natoma Trail dips and dives...
CA 6 mi Asphalt
What do you do when you have a disused railroad, and a nearly impassible highway? Rail-trail advocates in Rancho Cordova recognized the potential to solve these challenges as well create new...
CA 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Miners Ravine Trail winds its way through the city of Roseville, following the course of Miners Ravine and Dry Creek through a wooded greenway and among suburban neighborhoods and business...
CA 7.5 mi Asphalt
Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Natomas Westlake Path runs along the shoreline of its namesake lake in the growing Natomas section of Sacramento. While the northern stretch of trail...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The winding Natomas Westside Path provides a connection from Sacramento's growing North Natomas community to South Natomas and the American River Bike Trail, largely facilitated by the installation of...
CA 4 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The paved trail at the heart of the developing Ninos Parkway uses a utility corridor to connect Sacramento's Northgate neighborhood with city parks, schools and the American River Bike Trail. Plans...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt
The college town of Davis is famous for its bikeability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscrosses the...
CA 7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
A collection of neighborhood trails in Sacramento's North Natomas community offers convenient access to parks, schools and shopping centers for local residents and visitors. Most are well connected,...
CA 8.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Oak Parkway Trail covers just over 2 miles across Folsom, a suburb of Sacramento, providing an important connection between the eastern and western halves of the city. The tree-dotted pathway...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Old Highway 40 Bike Path parallels the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line through eastern Davis. Running on the former US 40 right-of-way, the trail is primarily a commuting...
CA 2.8 mi Asphalt
Pleasant Grove Creek Trail is a paved hike-and-bike trail in the north of Roseville, California. The trail follows the course of Pleasant Grove Creek from east to west, with another branch flowing...
CA 3.8 mi Asphalt
Follow the Sacramento Northern Bikeway for a tour of Sacramento and its surrounding communities, weaving through historic neighborhoods and parks and finishing in a scenic rural area. The paved trail...
CA 9.8 mi Asphalt
Hugging the eastern bank of the Sacramento River, the Sacramento River Parkway Trail travels through Sacramento in two disconnected segments. The older and longer northern stretch passes through Old...
CA 9.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Sunrise Bikeway is a short but important commuter route in the suburbs of northeast Sacramento, linking neighborhoods with businesses and providing an off-road route that parallels busy Sunrise...
CA 2 mi Concrete
The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...
CA 4.65 mi Asphalt
The Tahoe Trailways Bike Path meanders along the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California. From a hub in Tahoe City's 64-Acres Park, the system branches out with three paved legs, reaching Dollar Point...
CA 19.4 mi Asphalt
The Two Rivers Trail runs adjacent to the American River and connects Jibboom Street and State Route 160 in the redeveloping northern reaches of downtown Sacramento. It provides a connection to the...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 5.4 mi Asphalt
Davis is a bike town, and they love the trails that connect to the UC Davis campus. For a little excursion, take the scenic trail out of town and through farmland on the straight shot along Russell...
CA 4.8 mi Asphalt
The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the...
CA 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Walter S. Ueda Parkway trail occupies the crest of the levee on the west side of Steelhead Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that's named for the steelhead trout that live in its waters....
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...
CA 34.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Yolo Causeway Bike Path follows a portion of the Yolo Causeway, which carries busy Interstate 80 over the Yolo Bypass floodplain. Beginning in West Sacramento, the path immediately parallels the...
CA 3.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete

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Trails by activity

Mather Heritage Trail

CA - 1.4 miles

What do you do when you have a disused railroad, and a nearly impassible highway? Rail-trail advocates in Rancho Cordova recognized the potential to solve these challenges as well create new...

Natomas Westside Path

CA - 4 miles

The winding Natomas Westside Path provides a connection from Sacramento's growing North Natomas community to South Natomas and the American River Bike Trail, largely facilitated by the installation of...

Two Rivers Trail

CA - 1.7 miles

The Two Rivers Trail runs adjacent to the American River and connects Jibboom Street and State Route 160 in the redeveloping northern reaches of downtown Sacramento. It provides a connection to the...

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Trail

CA - 3.2 miles

The Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Trail skirts the Folsom State Prison, which Cash sang about in his well-known 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues." The trail—formerly known as the Folsom Lake Trail...

Accordion

UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths

CA - 4.8 miles

Davis is a bike town, and they love the trails that connect to the UC Davis campus. For a little excursion, take the scenic trail out of town and through farmland on the straight shot along Russell...

Dry Creek Greenway (Roseville)

CA - 0.7 miles

Roseville’s Dry Creek Greenway is planned to one day span 4.25 miles through the southern neighborhoods of this central California town. Currently, just shy of a mile of the paved pathway has been...

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

CA - 9.8 miles

Follow the Sacramento Northern Bikeway for a tour of Sacramento and its surrounding communities, weaving through historic neighborhoods and parks and finishing in a scenic rural area. The paved trail...

Bannon Creek Parkway

CA - 1.3 miles

The popular Bannon Creek Parkway runs through Jefferson Park and Bannon Creek Park, utilizing a scenic greenbelt throughout most of its length. South Natomas residents can use the trail and Natomas...

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

CA - 3.7 miles

The Yolo Causeway Bike Path follows a portion of the Yolo Causeway, which carries busy Interstate 80 over the Yolo Bypass floodplain. Beginning in West Sacramento, the path immediately parallels the...

Sunrise Bikeway

CA - 2 miles

The Sunrise Bikeway is a short but important commuter route in the suburbs of northeast Sacramento, linking neighborhoods with businesses and providing an off-road route that parallels busy Sunrise...

Lake Natoma Trail

CA - 6 miles

Although most area residents (and Google Maps) consider the Lake Natoma Trail part of the American River Bike Trail, it is a separate trail in its own right. The Lake Natoma Trail dips and dives...

Laguna Creek Trail

CA - 4 miles

The Laguna Creek Trail takes users from a trailhead and equestrian staging area on Waterman Road to parks, retail centers and residential neighborhoods both north and south of Camden Lake. The scenic...

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

CA - 19.4 miles

The Tahoe Trailways Bike Path meanders along the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California. From a hub in Tahoe City's 64-Acres Park, the system branches out with three paved legs, reaching Dollar Point...

Oak Parkway Trail

CA - 2.2 miles

The Oak Parkway Trail covers just over 2 miles across Folsom, a suburb of Sacramento, providing an important connection between the eastern and western halves of the city. The tree-dotted pathway...

El Dorado Trail

CA - 35.9 miles

Passing through California’s historic Gold Rush country, the El Dorado Trail runs more than 35 miles from Camino west to the line between El Dorado and Sacramento counties, just south of Folsom. The...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

Old Highway 40 Bike Path

CA - 2.8 miles

The Old Highway 40 Bike Path parallels the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line through eastern Davis. Running on the former US 40 right-of-way, the trail is primarily a commuting...

East Davis Greenways

CA - 13 miles

The college town of Davis is famous for its bikeability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscrosses the eastern...

Natomas Westlake Path

CA - 1.3 miles

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Natomas Westlake Path runs along the shoreline of its namesake lake in the growing Natomas section of Sacramento. While the northern stretch of trail...

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Walter S. Ueda Parkway trail occupies the crest of the levee on the west side of Steelhead Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that's named for the steelhead trout that live in its waters....

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

CA - 3.8 miles

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail is a paved hike-and-bike trail in the north of Roseville, California. The trail follows the course of Pleasant Grove Creek from east to west, with another branch flowing...

Laguna Creek Trail

CA - 4 miles

The Laguna Creek Trail takes users from a trailhead and equestrian staging area on Waterman Road to parks, retail centers and residential neighborhoods both north and south of Camden Lake. The scenic...

Natomas Westlake Path

CA - 1.3 miles

Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, the Natomas Westlake Path runs along the shoreline of its namesake lake in the growing Natomas section of Sacramento. While the northern stretch of trail...

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Walter S. Ueda Parkway trail occupies the crest of the levee on the west side of Steelhead Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that's named for the steelhead trout that live in its waters....

Accordion

Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail

CA - 34.4 miles

The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 34 miles between Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail and Auburn Equestrian Staging Area near Gum Lane in Auburn. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders...

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

CA - 3.7 miles

The Yolo Causeway Bike Path follows a portion of the Yolo Causeway, which carries busy Interstate 80 over the Yolo Bypass floodplain. Beginning in West Sacramento, the path immediately parallels the...

UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths

CA - 4.8 miles

Davis is a bike town, and they love the trails that connect to the UC Davis campus. For a little excursion, take the scenic trail out of town and through farmland on the straight shot along Russell...

Dry Creek Greenway (Roseville)

CA - 0.7 miles

Roseville’s Dry Creek Greenway is planned to one day span 4.25 miles through the southern neighborhoods of this central California town. Currently, just shy of a mile of the paved pathway has been...

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

CA - 9.3 miles

Hugging the eastern bank of the Sacramento River, the Sacramento River Parkway Trail travels through Sacramento in two disconnected segments. The older and longer northern stretch passes through Old...

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

CA - 9.8 miles

Follow the Sacramento Northern Bikeway for a tour of Sacramento and its surrounding communities, weaving through historic neighborhoods and parks and finishing in a scenic rural area. The paved trail...

Natomas Westside Path

CA - 4 miles

The winding Natomas Westside Path provides a connection from Sacramento's growing North Natomas community to South Natomas and the American River Bike Trail, largely facilitated by the installation of...

Union Valley Bike Trail

CA - 5.8 miles

The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the...

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

CA - 4.65 miles

The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which...

North Natomas Park Network Trails

CA - 8.4 miles

A collection of neighborhood trails in Sacramento's North Natomas community offers convenient access to parks, schools and shopping centers for local residents and visitors. Most are well connected,...

Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt

CA - 2 miles

The Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt is a neighborhood trail that winds through the Laguna Creek West and Foulks Ranch subdivisions in Elk Grove. The scenic route provides access to several parks,...

East Davis Greenways

CA - 13 miles

The college town of Davis is famous for its bikeability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscrosses the eastern...

Franklin Creek Trail

CA - 6.4 miles

One of the newest trails in Elk Grove's impressive system, the Franklin Creek Trail provides extensive recreation and active transportation options to residents of the city's southern neighborhoods....

El Dorado Trail

CA - 35.9 miles

Passing through California’s historic Gold Rush country, the El Dorado Trail runs more than 35 miles from Camino west to the line between El Dorado and Sacramento counties, just south of Folsom. The...

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

CA - 32 miles

The American River Bike Trail (a.k.a. the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail...

Old Highway 40 Bike Path

CA - 2.8 miles

The Old Highway 40 Bike Path parallels the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line through eastern Davis. Running on the former US 40 right-of-way, the trail is primarily a commuting...

Oak Parkway Trail

CA - 2.2 miles

The Oak Parkway Trail covers just over 2 miles across Folsom, a suburb of Sacramento, providing an important connection between the eastern and western halves of the city. The tree-dotted pathway...

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

CA - 3.6 miles

The Walter S. Ueda Parkway trail occupies the crest of the levee on the west side of Steelhead Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that's named for the steelhead trout that live in its waters....

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

CA - 3.7 miles

The Yolo Causeway Bike Path follows a portion of the Yolo Causeway, which carries busy Interstate 80 over the Yolo Bypass floodplain. Beginning in West Sacramento, the path immediately parallels the...

Old Highway 40 Bike Path

CA - 2.8 miles

The Old Highway 40 Bike Path parallels the Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak's Capitol Corridor line through eastern Davis. Running on the former US 40 right-of-way, the trail is primarily a commuting...

Accordion

Franklin Creek Trail

CA - 6.4 miles

One of the newest trails in Elk Grove's impressive system, the Franklin Creek Trail provides extensive recreation and active transportation options to residents of the city's southern neighborhoods....

Union Valley Bike Trail

CA - 5.8 miles

The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the...

Mather Heritage Trail

CA - 1.4 miles

What do you do when you have a disused railroad, and a nearly impassible highway? Rail-trail advocates in Rancho Cordova recognized the potential to solve these challenges as well create new...

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

CA - 9.3 miles

Hugging the eastern bank of the Sacramento River, the Sacramento River Parkway Trail travels through Sacramento in two disconnected segments. The older and longer northern stretch passes through Old...

Dry Creek Greenway (Roseville)

CA - 0.7 miles

Roseville’s Dry Creek Greenway is planned to one day span 4.25 miles through the southern neighborhoods of this central California town. Currently, just shy of a mile of the paved pathway has been...

UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths

CA - 4.8 miles

Davis is a bike town, and they love the trails that connect to the UC Davis campus. For a little excursion, take the scenic trail out of town and through farmland on the straight shot along Russell...

Bannon Creek Parkway

CA - 1.3 miles

The popular Bannon Creek Parkway runs through Jefferson Park and Bannon Creek Park, utilizing a scenic greenbelt throughout most of its length. South Natomas residents can use the trail and Natomas...

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

CA - 15.5 miles

The Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail provides a useful connection from southeast Sacramento County to the American River Bike Trail. The canal was constructed in the 1970s as part of the Central...

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

CA - 3.8 miles

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail is a paved hike-and-bike trail in the north of Roseville, California. The trail follows the course of Pleasant Grove Creek from east to west, with another branch flowing...

Two Rivers Trail

CA - 1.7 miles

The Two Rivers Trail runs adjacent to the American River and connects Jibboom Street and State Route 160 in the redeveloping northern reaches of downtown Sacramento. It provides a connection to the...

North Davis Greenways

CA - 7 miles

The college town of Davis is famous for its bikeability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscrosses the...

UC Davis Arboretum and Putah Creek Trails

CA - 5.4 miles

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...

Sunrise Bikeway

CA - 2 miles

The Sunrise Bikeway is a short but important commuter route in the suburbs of northeast Sacramento, linking neighborhoods with businesses and providing an off-road route that parallels busy Sunrise...

North Natomas Park Network Trails

CA - 8.4 miles

A collection of neighborhood trails in Sacramento's North Natomas community offers convenient access to parks, schools and shopping centers for local residents and visitors. Most are well connected,...

El Dorado Trail

CA - 35.9 miles

Passing through California’s historic Gold Rush country, the El Dorado Trail runs more than 35 miles from Camino west to the line between El Dorado and Sacramento counties, just south of Folsom. The...

Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Trail

CA - 3.2 miles

The Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues Trail skirts the Folsom State Prison, which Cash sang about in his well-known 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues." The trail—formerly known as the Folsom Lake Trail...

Recent Trail Reviews

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

Trail is closed

June, 2020 by d.milleman

Trail is under levee construction and has been buried in dirt. Hopefully it will still be there when the construction is over.

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

99% Flat and Mostly Boring

June, 2020 by joecool_tl

Once in a while I like to ride the canal to just have a long, flat stretch to ride with no climbing. The only "climbs" are the few places where you may have to go up an overpass and then back down onto the canal. As for scenery, well, there ain't none. Its a boring ride but nice and flat and not crowded at all, particularly toward the south end. Its a great place where I take new riders to get them used to their bikes, changing gears etc. without the chance of being stuck on a hill in the wrong gear.
As others have mentioned, for some reason, they keep the far south end of the trail closed off completely which seems very odd. On one ride there I followed a contract security officer down to the south end at Sloughhouse Road. He was opening the gate on the south side of the road and I was preparing to follow him in there when he informed me that that was the end of the public access; it was closed completely from that point south. I wish that they would change this; seems a bit ridiculous to not allow bikes/hikers access to that area.
All in all, if you rode the entire accessible area of the trail from one end to another, it totals nearly 13 miles. I generally start near Sunrise/16 at the Park-n-Ride Lot there, ride south to where its closed off, turn around and ride all the way north to the Fish Hatchery and turn around and come back. There are no longer any restrooms along the trail (they used to have at least one porta-potty however I'm sure that was probably vandalized enough to make them remove it. But, being as isolated as most stretches are, particularly near the south end, its not much of a problem.
The American River Bike trail is much more scenic but crowded, particularly on weekends. But if you're looking for a great stretch of flat riding without the crowds, the canal is it.

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

A nice discovery

June, 2020 by recsep

Not conventionally beautiful, but a great ride along the canal through some industrial and suburban landscapes. The trail is mostly in good condition for road bikes. Didn’t see many other riders, most of the company was in the form of a nice variety of birds. Even though it’s man-made, it’s nice to have the water alongside you the whole way. Very little shade, so if you’re going in summer bring a lot of water or choose a cloudy day. I’ll definitely ride this one again!

Accordion

Clarksburg Branch Line Trail

Half gravel, half paved

June, 2020 by d.milleman

Great for anything except a road bike

Bannon Creek Parkway

More of a walking path

June, 2020 by d.milleman

Nicely paved trail but it’s usually crowded with people walking their dogs. it’s also a bit skinny

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

Great Trail, closed until November 2020

June, 2020 by d.milleman

Awesome trail but it’s closed for levee construction until November 2020

Elk Grove Creek Trail

Very nice trail—not lengthy—but nice.

May, 2020 by dboykin_tl

Nice trail for a no stress, pleasant ride, especially for family bike riding. DAB

Lake Natoma Trail

Scenic trail with smooth surface

February, 2020 by p_massam

Hit this trail on a Saturday and started out from the car park at the dam. Our family of four cycled along the trail for just under 4 miles. Great lake views, smooth trail, and polite trail users. Good number of stopping places with lake views. Highly recommend.

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

Coming east from Discovery Park is not scenic

February, 2020 by p_massam

Review of the 1st 4 miles coming east from Discovery Park. All four of us started our from Discovery Park and headed east along the trail. The trail itself is very easy and the surface is very smooth. 99% of the faster cyclists were polite and gave us adequate warning of their presence. Alas the first few miles are not very scenic. A lot of litter on the sides of the trail and many tents. Not an area we'd care to cycle in again as a family at the current time.

Dry Creek Parkway

Funtime with the family!

January, 2020 by bralio

I would recommended it! Family friendly and parks along the way. Bring the dog the loved ones and enjoy the day!

Two Rivers Trail

Not much for recreation

September, 2019 by tommyonbike

Trail surface is good, but most of trail is amid homeless encampments with accompanying refuse. Most folk were friendly, but definitely not a scenic route.As previous reviewer stated, east end is very busy road with no bike lane or shoulder. Not for the faint of heart!

Elk Grove Creek Trail

super cool!

August, 2019 by amberpm2002

Definitely a cool trail. Goes over the freeway with its own bridge, shady, good path across town!

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