Johnny Cash Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Johnny Cash Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Folsom, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.9 miles
347 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

road biking



historic site

The Johnny Cash Trail connects the Folsom Lake Trail by way of a new bike/pedestrian over-crossing, beautifully inspired by the architecture of nearby Folsom Prison. With the bike trail infrastructure in place, the City of Folsom plans to create a world-class linear public art experience that will celebrate and honor the legendary Johnny Cash, his music, and his history with the City of Folsom. Along the trail, eight larger-than-life public art pieces will tell the story of Johnny Cash, his connection to Folsom Prison, and his epic musical career. Visitors will have an opportunity to enrich the experience using smartphone apps and audio designed to bring each art piece to life as it incorporates Cash’s music, historical documentary information, and interactive elements.

11 days ago

1 month ago

It's a fun trail but mostly a bike trail not very walker friendly and not very scenic.... Think it will be more fun when art work is up

2 months ago

road biking
4 months ago

Can't wait -- Fall 2017 the trail will be finished! They're adding an undercrossing at Prison Road, and the rest of the trail will continue behind the City Hall complex, and there's gonna be a 190-foot wooden bridge with amazing views of the American River and Lake Natoma.

The full trail will be approx 3 miles long, but it will also connect to Historic Folsom District and the American River Parkway trail if you like a longer ride.

Anyone who visited while only phase I was complete should return this fall for a walk, hike, or ride along the fully completed loop. This trail is only getting better and better!

6 months ago

this is not a trail, it sucks

6 months ago

7 months ago

It is just a bike trail along the side of Folsom prison and a road. Was disappointed in it for sure

Sunday, June 12, 2016

this is a bike trail with currently not much to see except the bridge and Folsom dam.