Garden Acres, CA Birding Trails and Maps

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Alameda Creek Regional Trail

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Alamo Creek Bikeway

4.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Alum Rock Park Trail

2.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Arroyo Mocho Trail

12.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Bannon Creek Parkway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Bear Creek Trail (CA)

8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Black Diamond Railroad Trail

0.8 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Browns Valley Road Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Calaveras River Bike Path

6.71 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Central County Bikeway

2.96 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Clarksburg Branch Line Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Contra Costa Canal Trail

13.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Delta de Anza Regional Trail

21 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Dentoni Park Trail

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

6 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
Accordion

Fairfield Linear Park

6.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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

French Camp Slough Trail

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Hetch Hetchy Trail

3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Humbug-Willow Creek Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Iron Horse Regional Trail

32 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Isabel Avenue Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

7.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Laguna Creek Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Natoma Trail

6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Manteca Tidewater Bikeway

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Marsh Creek Trail

8.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Mather Heritage Trail

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

McCoy Creek Trail

0.4 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Mokelumne Trail

9.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Natomas Westside Path

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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

Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt

2.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Trails

5.38 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Sabercat Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

9.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

9.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Francisco Bay Trail

301.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Southside Bikeway

1.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Stanford Perimeter Trail

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Sunrise Bikeway

2 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Tuolumne River Trail

2.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Two Rivers Trail

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Virginia Corridor Trailway

2.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ygnacio Canal Trail

5.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

3.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Alameda Creek Regional Trail runs from the mouth of Niles Canyon in Fremont to the San Francisco Bay, allowing recreational access to the levees on both sides of Alameda Creek and its flood...
CA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Alamo Creek Bikeway is a shaded path along Alamo Creek in Vacaville. The trail connects residents with several parks, including Nelson Park, Patwin Park and Beelard Park. The trail is not just...
CA 4.4 mi Asphalt
Nestled between Alum Rock Canyon and the Mt. Diablo foothills, Alum Rock Park west of San Jose is California's oldest city park. From the early to mid-1900s it was a popular resort and spa, complete...
CA 2.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 Arroyo Mocho Trail is a part of a network of multi-use trails in Livermore and which also links with the city of Pleasanton. The trail provides access to neighborhoods, schools, numerous parks,...
CA 12.9 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 Bear Creek Trail is an 8 mile-long paved trail in Stockton, California. The trail has connections to neighborhoods as well as parks and schools. The trail begins on Lower Sarcamento Road...
CA 8 mi Asphalt
The Black Diamond Railroad Trail is within the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, a splendid place to visit with a fascinating and unique history. From the 1850s to the early 1900s, the region was...
CA 0.8 mi Dirt
The Browns Valley Road Trail is an excellent commuter trail that parallels its namesake road from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Coursing alongside one of Stockton's levees, the Calaveras River Bike Trail services many neighborhoods and provides access to many amenities in the San Joaquin Valley city. The east–west corridor...
CA 6.71 mi Asphalt
The Central County Bikeway begins at Suisun-Fairfield train station, which is used by Amtrak and Capitol Corridor trains. The station is in a commercial area between Fairfield and Suisun City. The...
CA 2.96 mi 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
The Contra Costa Canal Trail forms a horseshoe shape route, traversing through the urban and neighborhood landscape of Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord. The trail follows the canal of...
CA 13.8 mi Asphalt
The Delta de Anza Regional Trail is 15 miles long, running between Willow Pass Road at Route 4 near Concord and Main Street (Rt. 4) at E. Cypress Road in Oakley. The eastern end in Oakley intersects...
CA 21 mi Asphalt
This is a short neighborhood trail in Stonewood, northwest Stockton, California. The trail starts on Thornton Road next to the Jehovah Witness church and travels for one block until Davis Road. Once...
CA 1.3 mi Asphalt
The paved Dry Creek Trail begins near downtown Modesto and meanders east through a series of neighborhood parks along Dry Creek. The pathway features a couple of footbridges and roadway underpasses...
CA 6 mi Asphalt
The East Bay Municipal Utility District Right-of-Way, as its name suggests, is a trail open on a utility corridor in Stockton, although that city is generally considered to be outside the informal...
CA 5.5 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
Accordion
Running from Solano Community College on the southwest edge of town and into the town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Linear Park Path provides convenient bike access to the action on campus and in the...
CA 6.1 mi Asphalt
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 French Camp Slough Trail, also known as the San Joaquin River Trail, parallels both waterways on levees in the southern reaches of Stockton. Near its midpoint, the trail connects to the Pacific...
CA 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Hetch Hetchy Trail extends diagonally through the northwestern portion of Modesto on the wide right-of-way of its namesake water pipeline, which runs underground in Modesto. Operated by the San...
CA 3 mi Asphalt
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 area surrounding the Iron Horse Regional Trail has an important history as part of the San Ramon Valley's agricultural and ranching past. Today, the Iron Horse Trail connects two counties and...
CA 32 mi Asphalt
The Isabel Avenue Trail runs north-south on the western boundary of Livermore in the eastern San Francisco Bay area's Tri-Valley region. As its name suggests, the path primarily serves neighborhoods...
CA 3.2 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 Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail links its two namesake communities via a former logging railroad corridor that largely parallels St. Mary's Road. Uniquely, mules hauled lumber on the corridor...
CA 7.65 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The Manteca Tidewater Bikeway is a multiuse trail running north to south through the city of Manteca, California. The flat, asphalt corridor is up to 100 feet wide in places and is popular with...
CA 3.4 mi Asphalt
Marsh Creek Trail follows the sinuous course of Marsh Creek through the outskirts of suburbia and among the rich farmland of Contra Costa County. The 8.5-mile paved extends between Concord Road in...
CA 8.5 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 McCoy Creek Path begins near Carl E. Hall Park, which contains a playground and is next to a library and community center. The path runs through a grassy corridor along McCoy Creek. It ends at the...
CA 0.4 mi Concrete
The Mokelumne Trail begins at a shopping center near the intersection of Buchanan Rd. and Somersville Rd in Antioch, California. A section of the Delta de Anza Regional Trail starts on the other side...
CA 9.7 mi Asphalt
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
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
The Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt bisects Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood diagonally from French Camp Road to the San Joaquin River via an overhead electric utility corridor. The main trail...
CA 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area provides users with a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to its several miles of biking, walking and equestrian paths, the park also...
CA 5.38 mi Crushed Stone
The Sabercat Creek Trail can be found along its tree-lined namesake waterway in the Mission San Jose community of Fremont, a coastal California city off the San Francisco Bay. The 2-mile paved pathway...
CA 2 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 San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will link 47 cities through 9 counties, providing numerous...
CA 301.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The Southside Bikeway connects downtown Vacaville via a former Sacramento Northern Railway corridor to the city's southern neighborhoods near Al Patch Park. The route is a nice, short path, ideal for...
CA 1.25 mi Asphalt
The Stanford Perimeter Trail is a multiuse path ideal for walkers, joggers and cyclists. The construction of the trail was paid for by Stanford University, and it is used by both campus residents and...
CA 3.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 Tuolumne River Trail is a winding path that follows the course of its namesake river in Modesto. The scenic trail captures the true beauty of the region's landscape as it loops through dense...
CA 2.3 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 Virginia Corridor Trailway represents the transformation of a former Tidewater Southern Railway corridor in Modesto into a premier linear park, trail and recreational gathering place. Currently...
CA 2.7 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 Ygnacio Canal Trail begins at a junction with the Contra Costa Canal Trail. Most of the trail runs along the Ygnacio Canal, a narrow irrigation channel where ducks live. The trail is paved, except...
CA 5.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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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Two Rivers Trail

Gone Downhill...

September, 2020 by filegod

Not really a bad trail, no benches, restrooms or water, the last time I rode it there were so many homeless tents one after another you could walk on them and never touch the ground! you are right next to the river unlike the main bike trail though so it may be a good way to see tons of boats on the river on the 4th of July!

Yolo Causeway Bike Path

Shade?!?

September, 2020 by filegod

The only shade is from mosquitoes, there was no water, restrooms or benches, just call it a different view of the bypass with plenty of noise from the freeway, I turned back towards Sacramento about as soon as I crossed the bypass, my brother went into Davis, I think most of the riders that use it live in Davis and I guess it gets used by commuters, do not expect it to be nice as the American River Bike Trail...

Marsh Creek Trail

Different types of trail along the way

August, 2020 by ecvalen878

One end of the trail is near our house. We have the tree lined area, which is nice in summer. We have done other parts of the trail which are more open. Different parts of the year you can see Salmon spawning, after Halloween around Delta Road part of the trail.

Accordion

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

Smooth, long, boring, isolated

August, 2020 by tdnishio

I parked the north end point, at the Nimbus Fish hatchery. There are 2 parking lots, the first has a timed gate that closes at 3 pm. The second, just the next parking lot, driving west, sign said Regional II, was open, no gate. There are no signs to the canal. I spoke with another biker who gave me the direction from the parking lot. Proceed west 2 blocks residential area to the stop light. Turn left, you will then see the canal with entrance on the right. There are mileage signs till mile 13. Thinking this was 15 miles trail, I kept going climbing thru the gate at Sloughouse, mile 13.9. I should not have. There are no mileage marker, there are difficult to see small markers on the asphalt. The canal trail soon ends anyway. The Park n Ride lot on Hwy. 16 can be used as a south starting point.

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

Beals Point

August, 2020 by kctmatsu

There is a $12 fee to park because it is a State Park. If you want to get to lake you’ll have a little walk because Folsom Lake is low right now. If you’re looking to jump on your bike and ride this is a nice starting point. We were there the first week of August and it was a little warm. I would recommend lots of water. The trail has some inclines so be aware you’ll get a little exercise. I would recommend this trail. It is paved and seem to be pretty well maintained.

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

A Good Place to Practice

August, 2020 by monika20s

A nice place for bikes without automobile or pedestrian interference. I completed my first 20+ mile ride done on this trail. One spot stunk like fertilizer. Almost 0 shade, so make sure you have your sun protection on.

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

very enjoyable morning

July, 2020 by gdmartin5_tl

Took the bikes out for the first time with the wife on her first ride and we decided to ride just around the house and slowly worked her towards the trail and she loved it and did the entire ride and worked our way back home nearly 10 miles on her first ride!! Beautiful riding with great sites.

Arroyo Mocho Trail

love this trail!

July, 2020 by tinasaccolorenzini

Great for biking & walking!

Ygnacio Canal Trail

Trail Map needs updating...Can't go through Golf Course!!

July, 2020 by gdavis3000

Tried this trail, but ended in disaster. Starting at the "Heather Park" end, after crossing Marchbanks Rd, I encountered Diablo Hills Golf Course. Map routes through the golf course to Kinross Dr, but once I entered the green, I was "politely" chased away by a lady in a golf cart yelling, "You can't be here... this is private property... you could be killed" (assume she meant by a line-drive).

When you get to Marchbanks Dr, turn left, go down to Ygnacio, hang a right, then pick up the trail.

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!

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