American River

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American River is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rancho Cordova, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.0 miles
173 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly




fly fishing


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

scenic driving

trail running


whitewater kayaking

horseback riding




wild flowers


The American River has a paved trail from it's confluence with the Sacramento River and Beale's Point at Folsom Lake. There are numerous dirt hiking trails and several access points with picnic areas and parking. A 35 mile long natural area in the middle of the Sacramento area with a bike trail, horse trails, nature trails, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, birding, and rafting opportunities

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Best for biking.

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3 months ago

Relaxing walk kinda busy with bikers and other foot traffic but it is a beautiful walk by the river .

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9 months ago

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!

trail running
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Sunday, June 12, 2016

It just wasn't what we were looking for. Not many trees; very hot hike with kiddos 2 & under. Better for bike rides or runners & older kids.

Sunday, June 12, 2016