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Length
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Bannon Creek Parkway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Chico Airport Bike Path

3.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Chico State Bike Path

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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

Little Chico Creek Bike Path

2.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Mather Heritage Trail

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

Midway Bike Path

3.4 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

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

Paradise Memorial Trailway

5.2 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

Steve G. Harrison Memorial Bikeway

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sunrise Bikeway

2 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Sutter Commuter Bikeway

4.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Two Rivers Trail

1.7 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
This linear trail through the northern sections of bike-friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail marks the northernmost stretch of the former railroad,...
CA 3.25 mi Asphalt
The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
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
This paved biking and walking path provides an opportunity to experience the scenic Little Chico Creek ecosystem in the heart of Chico, California. The trail begins on the corner of Humboldt Avenue...
CA 2.6 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
Accordion
Travel through the orchards south of Chico on the Midway Bike Path, which runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern Railway right-of-way. The trail is one of the most popular and scenic...
CA 3.4 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
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
Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end;...
CA 5.2 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
This north-south bikeway in southeast Chico is dedicated to the memory of local resident and avid cyclist and cycling advocate, Steve Harrison. The trail entrances at both ends are marked by...
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
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 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 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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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...

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

Nice but short trail.

August, 2020 by kctmatsu

We started at William Hughes park. The park doesn’t have much parking so on weekends you may have to park in the neighborhood. You’ll see both families walking as well as bikers from the neighborhoods on this trail. The trail is rather short but nicely paved and not a lot of hills. While riding saw several riders going back and forth on my ride.

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.

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!

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

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