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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

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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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

Beautiful river ride

March, 2021 by pcraze

We entered the paved trail off of Expo Parkway near Costco and rode towards the Fish Ladder. It was a beautiful sunny day and lots of trees shade the trail. Perfect cycling weather with temperatures in the 60s. It was a Sunday so the trail was busy, but still very enjoyable. Lots of port-a-pottys along the way. We rode 31 miles out and back, but didn’t go all the way to the fish ladder. We ate lunch at a peaceful spot in the river and saw deer, wild turkeys and ground squirrels. Great ride.

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

Wonderful ride with the kids!

February, 2021 by algoodnight

It is beautiful with turns and bridges and up and down small hills and creeks and orchards and it was just lovely!!!

Laguna Creek Trail

Great trail!!!

January, 2021 by walkermelissa83

I did this walk today with a stroller and 3 kids! Very family-friendly, well-kept, and beautiful scenery! Loved every minute of it!!!!!

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Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

Great January trip!

January, 2021 by jyoung8307

My son and I rode this trail. It is well kept, and just enough curves to keep the ride from getting boring. It was busy on this particular beautiful January day.

El Dorado Trail

2/3 awesome

December, 2020 by pinkyandgreg

I ride mountain bikes, and not full suspension...the trail from Folsom to Latrobe, or Latrobe to Folsom, is garbage, for me, on a bicycle. Maybe if I was on a horse, or a dirtbike, or on full squish mountain bike, it would be OK, but the section from Folsom to Latrobe is ugly and very bumpy.

From Latrobe to Shingle Springs, or Shingle Springs to Latrobe, this trail is a lot of fun. Keep an eye out for the single track switching sides of the railroad as it is very frustrating to be off trail. There is a huge difference between the single track and the "trail" along the tracks. Ride the single track. The intimidating uphills are short and very manageable once you get going up (or down) them.

From Shingle Springs to Placerville, or Placerville to Shingle Springs, the trail is good. Not great, but good. There are sections that are fantastic and sections that leave a bit to be desired. Some of the single track climbs are tough. Be prepared to walk some if you are not a very good mountain bike rider. Even then, I hit a few wet roots or leaves or rocks and the rear tire just gives out with moisture, cold and steepness. Once you get to cross the road by Walmart, the opportunity for dirt reduces. It is there, you just have to keep a constant eye out for it. And if you do not run tubeless, don't go off road between Placerville and Diamond Springs as there are a ton of thorns just waiting for your tires...

This 36 (72) mile trail has a lot of potential and it is fun to ride up and back from Folsom to Placerville and back. Great training and the elevation is just under 4000' total so it makes it possible to hold good speed. A little too much tarmac and getting battered for the last 5-7 miles into Folsom is no bueno.

Foulks Ranch/Laguna Greenbelt

easy ride

December, 2020 by i9ththymci

Quick and easy ride through the green belt

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

Bike path opening back up

December, 2020 by d.milleman

Bike path is opening back up by the end of the year. Was previously closed due to levee upgrades

Lake Natoma Trail

Lake Natoma

November, 2020 by mrxiong14

All tho I only went 6 mile on this trail it was nice and fun, Beautiful view and nice people on the trail.

Laguna Creek Trail

Nice Trail

November, 2020 by mrxiong14

It a nice trail for the family I took my electric board there and it was fun.

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

scooter riders need to check this out

November, 2020 by savana350

This trail is perfect for those who are scooter riders. This trail is smooth, long and a few curves and little hills here and there. There are hardly any pedestrians or bike riders. My husband and I recently bought scooters and have been looking for somewhere we can get some speed and just cruise without all the traffic. Not the most scenic. You can jump off the trail in spots and take a break.

Elk Grove Creek Trail

Trail not suited for advanced cyclists

October, 2020 by hereforfun

Was hoping to find a trail that was smooth, medium fast to fast. This trail is more suited to bring your family out and cruise. The trail has very short sections before coming to intersections were you have to stop for traffic many times. Also, the trail is not in the best of shape. There are areas where the bushes encroach the trail and the pavement is bumpy. One section I had to stop and check my tires for goathead thrones. Would not recommend this trail if your looking to log miles on your road bike. Again, nice trail to put-put around with your family. I rode it on a Sunday and only saw a few people on it.

Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail

Great for trail running

October, 2020 by cclyddon

Great for hiking or trail running. Scenic views of the river. Mostly shaded in the segment from Oregon Bar heading southwest.

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