Placerville, CA Running Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
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Al Tahoe Bike Trail

1.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

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

Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Mather Heritage Trail

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

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 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

Pat Lowe Memorial Bike Path

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

3.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Pope-Baldwin Bike Path

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Round Hill Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: NV
Asphalt, Dirt

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

9.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Parkway Trail

9.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sawmill Bike Path

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ski Run Bike Trail

0.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

South Lake Tahoe Bike Path

2.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway

2.5 mi
State: NV
Asphalt, Concrete

Sunrise Bikeway

2 mi
State: CA
Concrete

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 Al Tahoe Bike Trail is a paved sidepath along Al Tahoe Boulevard in the scenic resort community of South Lake Tahoe, California. The trail runs between the road and dense pine forest for its...
CA 1.1 mi Asphalt
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
The Lake Tahoe Boulevard Bike Path follows its namesake road for its entire route in scenic El Dorado County, but unlike most sidepaths, this trail offers a winding course through dense forest. Smooth...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Lake Tahoe Community College Bike Path winds through the school's scenic wooded campus in South Lake Tahoe, California. The college is removed from the resort town's crowded—albeit...
CA 1.1 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
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
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 Pat Lowe Memorial Bike Path runs on both sides of State Route 89/US 50 in tiny Meyers, California. The paved trail provides access to several businesses along the highway. On the west side of...
CA 1.7 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
The Pope-Baldwin Bike Path is one of the most popular paved trails in the scenic Lake Tahoe area, as it winds through pine forest not far from the lakeshore. The trail parallels State Route 89...
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
The Round Hill Bike Path is a link between the communities of Round Hill Village and Kingsbury on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. The trail winds through pine forest on a ridge above US 50. The northern...
NV 1.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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 Sawmill Bike Path currently consists of two open segments—with a third in the works to link them—just south of the resort town of South Lake Tahoe. When complete, the trail will provide a seamless...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Ski Run Bike Trail is a short paved sidepath adjacent to Ski Run Boulevard in the scenic resort community of South Lake Tahoe. On its route northeast towards the majestic lake, the trail links...
CA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The South Lake Tahoe Bike Path consists of several disconnected trail segments along Lake Tahoe Boulevard (US 50) in the beautiful lakeside resort town of South Lake Tahoe. The longest continuous...
CA 2.9 mi Asphalt
The Stateline-to-Stateline Bikeway is an ambitious project to create a paved trail along the entire eastern shore of scenic Lake Tahoe. Planned to stretch from Crystal Bay in the north to Stateline in...
NV 2.5 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 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 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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Recent Trail Reviews

Folsom South Canal Recreation Trail

Trail review

August, 2021 by mayorbob32

Trail is best route biking from Folsom Cordova area to elk Grove. Not that many want -a- be Lance Armstrong jackass's on trail.😁

Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

Love it! Beautiful and tranquil

June, 2021 by jenny87

I love this trail! Clean with beautiful scenery. Porta potty throughout the trail. Sound of the River is calming.

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

Flat, decent ride w/lots of shade

June, 2021 by kimgerly

There were a number of traffic crossings, which can slow one down. But there are actually nice stretches without too much foot traffic, so one can grind hard if a sprint interval workout is the aim. Signage going southbound could be much better marked/made available.

Sure, there are a lot of homeless encampments--now I know where a great deal of the downtown curbside community folks have relocated. However, I found the curbside community folks to be friendly, and will acknowledge one/reciprocate if one pays them respect with a 'Hi/Hello' or a wave--they are human beings after all who have fallen on hard times. They'll even provide recommendations on scenic ride directions off this artery. But if one would prefer to be full of fear, best ride earlier in the day, after sunup, when these folks are likely napping and out of sight.

Accordion

El Dorado Trail

Diamond Springs to Shingle Springs

May, 2021 by mykgrant

Had my wife drop me off behind Walmart and took the ED trail for the first time to Shingle Springs. I hit record on my Strava app but didn't hit start until I was well into the trip. Darn. No stats this time.

Riding a FS MTB and it had rained about 2 days previously so the weeds weeds were growing in the sun. Super cool to see weeds almost cover the trail. What was left was just a line in the fox tails designating the trail in some spots hiding any rocky, rutted out surprises. There was also some mush and it made me wonder if I was really following the trail into deep water but I was committed.

Absolutely loved the ride and the trail but it was over too soon. Need to expand my use of the trail up and down.

Sacramento Northern Bikeway

Sketchy

April, 2021 by eyretp

Although there are some historic elements to the trail, do not let the sun go down on ya.

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

Trail is nice and in good condition but you ride by many homeless camps/villages.

March, 2021 by glbourn

Trail is nice and in good condition but you ride by many homeless camps/villages.

Pleasant Grove Creek Trail

Lovely bike ride

March, 2021 by michelleholloman68

This trail is quite beautiful in the Anders through beautiful wooded areas. Lots of beautiful parks to look at. And the creek is awesome.

Laguna Creek Trail

Lovely

March, 2021 by mrpk34kxzs

Lots of wildlife, beautiful place to walk

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!!!!!

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.

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