West Sacramento, CA Running Trails and Maps

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Alamo Creek Bikeway

4.4 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 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

Fairfield Linear Park

6.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Folsom Parkway Rail Trail

2.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

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

Humbug-Willow Creek Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Iron Horse Regional Trail

32 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Laguna Creek Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Natoma Trail

6 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

Miners Ravine Trail

7.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Mokelumne Trail

9.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Napa River Trail

4.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Napa Valley Vine Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

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

Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt

2.6 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

San Francisco Bay Trail

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

Southside Bikeway

1.25 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 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
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 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
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 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
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
Accordion
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 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 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
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 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
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 Napa River Trail parallels its namesake river through the City of Napa from Kennedy Park to just south of Trancas Crossing Park. It is currently open in two disconnected segments. The southern...
CA 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 47 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and...
CA 18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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 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 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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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

Bear Creek Trail (CA)

Great trail with nice views of the delta water ways , nice having this in my back yard , hopefully in the future they can extend it a little further out in the delta.

June, 2020 by gary1965

Great trail with nice views of the delta water ways , nice having this in my back yard , hopefully in the future they can extend it a little further out in the delta.

Iron Horse Regional Trail

Great trail for running, walking and bike riding.

June, 2020 by fabkillian

Lots of families, bike riders and people on parts of the trail through out the day. Lots of places to stop for restroom, food, etc. Safe for single riders.

Calaveras River Bike Path

I don’t recommend this trail

June, 2020 by bradlooney5050

I just got back from trying this trail out and I was very disappointed!! I started off Cherokee and the trail starts near there. Not even 2 miles Ahead you will find the homeless on both sides of creek. I counted almost 2 dozen. They were definitely not happy I was there. As I go along I’m passing project housing and run down apartment buildings. My buddy was robbed by the homeless so I was very uncomfortable. I turned around and went back to my truck and left. Trail is paved pretty flat for the most part. I really started liking the trail but I’m too uncomfortable. Anyway try it out and maybe you’ll end up liking the trail. Be safe

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

Calaveras River Bike Path

Only decent place to ride in Stockton

February, 2020 by ki6uaq

All the other trails are either 50+ year old asphalt that is literally full of potholes and eroded surface, or shared with 50+ mph traffic. This is the only remotely safe place to ride in Stockton until their new bike master plan is complete. That's not slated to be finished until 2035, so this is where you will be biking in Stockton for the next 15 years!

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.

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