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It was great missed a turn and ended up walking 4.5 miles.

Part of this trail is paved and once you get to where you see the American River it turns into a dirt/rock and rough trail at times. It also isn't market too well at all in spots. So make sure to check your phone/gps if you want to stay on the trail.

28 days ago

Pretty basic walking path. Free parking and bathrooms.

1 month ago

Less than 5 miles total up and back including a loop or 2 in the parking lot. You’re have to cross Walerga to get the entire length. There are BEAR LOCKERS and NO HUNTING signs on the trail. I was a little spooked. After you cross Walerga across the street from the park, it’s secluded, less people present.

mountain biking
1 month ago

The trail is mostly shaded and has a few intermediate level sections for mountain bikers. Go early in the the morning as the trail can get busy late morning to early afternoon.

Great for just about everything else but hiking. Felt more like just walking around parking lots. Don't come if hiking is your primarily objective. It's also strangely marked moderate but it's not at all. And it costs money. But looks like a great place to picnic and go kayaking.

1 month ago

Weekend was pretty crowded. first full parking at park parking . main street also full. Good for families and children . Ok.

Love our community trail. We use it for our evening walks and when I was running we'd run the dirt and pavement trails.

Nice trail to take. You can walk/jog on the sidewalk path or on the many dirt trails. nice and peaceful.

My lifesaver was a local who showed me around the non-paved path. The signing is really bad, but if you follow the river it will help. It is really beautiful though, lots of oak and wildlife, and the sound of the rushing river too. The paved path was a lot busier.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Singletrack is really Fun!

Rocky and only partially shaded, but leads to river access. Lightly trafficked when I visited. Trail starts at a park with bathrooms and you can either stay on the main trail or branch off. I think that is how people get lost. Fun with the right weather!

3 months ago

love this trail. At times I feel like I am in a big forest.

Trail partially blocked.

Kinda sketch

Mostly shaded.

4 months ago

Didn’t get to finish the trail due to lack of time but from what I saw it is quiet and peaceful. Got to the bridge by the golf course and enjoyed the creek under the bridge. I would do this again. :)

I was very disappointed in this trail. It is not a moderate hike at all. I was unable to get my heart rate into fat burning range at all. This trail consisted I’ve touring every parking lot and boat ramp along the granite bay side of the lake. Not worth the $12 to park.

As a newer biker..this trail is flow and easy enough to gain confidence..also has a few spots along the trail that are challenging but not too intense. My favorite trail thus far

Good easy walk. Nice scenery.

5 months ago

Great and simple trail! I went with a friend, her baby that she carried in a bjorn on her back, her two young daughters that rode their bikes, and Dakota the Dog :-) There is ample parking and it is free. There is a great playground for kids near the parking lot and a very large empty grassy field for dogs to run around on or kids to play soccer. The trail itself is all pavement, but there is a dirt trail that runs parallel with the pavement. The dirt trail is also close to the cool running creek. Everyone on the trail was nice. Dogs all had leashes. I will definitely do this trail again. Great for a running trail!

5 months ago

this is a great trail! pretty easy with a couple of little hills. great scenery, runs along a little stream. stroller friendly and not too busy

There’s parking! It’s free! Well used paved path with friendly people- nice little park here too for kickball or baseball-

Not too scenic but has trees and nice shading throughout.

trail running
6 months ago

One of my favorite parks, views of the river are great and everything is paved. Very nice.

on San Juan Rapids Trail

6 months ago

This is our weekly trail for the last year and half or so.... it’s easy, local and gets you out. Signage is pretty bad but the app keeps you on track. Picnic tables and bathrooms available at Sacramento Bar Park.

mountain biking
6 months ago

First trail ride since being in California. Took my 9 year old and she had a blast. Concrete trail is almost entirely flat and great for families. Dirt trails are mellow and pretty narrow at times with high grass. Overall good simple and short ride. Will be back.

This is a beautiful hike. Follow the app and preloaded map, and you'll be fine. I had to stick to the wider path a couple times because the original line of this track is overgrown or covered by water. This is going to be a regular spot for sure. Veer a little off path towards the sounds of Rapids when you reach the back of the high school against the river for a great view. Fantastic.

7 months ago

Wonderful walk and physically very easy to do. What was hard is finding the right paths and trails - the signage lacks! However, using this app which I just downloaded this morning-made it workable

The GPS navigation kept me going down the right pathways. Totally would have been lost with consulting it from time to time.

Lots of colors from wildflowers along the trail. The American River was high from recent rains and was running very swiftly down towards Sacramento.

All in all a nice walk in nature - would do this trail again. I would have not have discovered this trail system with this app.

Loved this trail! So beautiful! Loved feeling out in nature. Easy to get to, lots off side trails, water - so pretty! This moved to our #1 trail for this area. Looking forward to next weekend to go again.

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