This place is ok in the winter and spring but be aware of the crowds of moronic half witt drunk and destructive idiots who congregate here in the summer and fall. Plenty of garbage, tampons and condoms to go around for everyone! YAY! Oh and don't forget all the full beer cans you will find floating down the river from all the drunk idiots who tip their rafts over and spill all the contents into the river. Just grab one of the beers that happen to float by, snatch it up, pop it open and take a swig! Here come the Rangers! You now have a ticket for drinking in public!
My family and I enjoyed this walk. We parked by the American River Raft Rentals and walked back under the overpass, over the river and all the way to the end of the trail which ended at a soccer field. It took us about an hour all together. Moderate inclines but not that many. Would definitely walk on this trail again!