Johnny Cash Trail

EASY 47 reviews

Johnny Cash Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Folsom, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

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.

1 day ago

It’s so confusing, followed the trail and we got lost.

6 days ago

My husband and u went riding here and its the best trail so far and it's so beautiful!!I would definitely go here again

trail running
1 month ago

I love running this trail or taking the dog for a long walk. If you are doing the trail out and back, strongly suggest continuing along Folsom Crossing in front of the dam and picking up the bike trail on the other side of the river and walking the other side back to downtown Folsom. That loop is about 7 miles, tad less, and makes a great loop for hiking or biking.

2 months ago

6.38 miles..easy trail. lovely view of river and flowers. circles Folsom Prison. halfway point across the Folsom Crossing is not too pleasant, but the rest is good.

2 months ago

love this trail! it is very nicely done and it is stroller friendly.

trail running
3 months ago

Lots of hills and great scenery. Loved it! Cant wait for the artwork.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail isn't finished yet, so the all trails map is inaccurate. The all trails map is showing two trails connected, the Jedediah Smith trail and Johnny Cash trail. It added another mile and a half to our hike. Not sure if they going to eventually combine the two. The actual Johnny Cash Trail starts in downtown folsom and goes out to folsom dam and back, which is only 3 miles. All in all it was a beautiful walk minus the biker riders.

hiking
4 months ago

Not much artwork was up when we did this trail. Great for bicycles but on the boring side for hikers. I think once the new trees that they planted grow taller - and when more artwork is added then it could be a better hiking experience.

Looking to do it again in five years - but not going back before then.

4 months ago

Path is paved and level. However, much of this walk is too close to the streets with many cars driving by, so it was loud and not peaceful. Not a repeat for us.

walking
4 months ago

Love the 6.3 miles of this, but glad we started out along the main roads first. Very hard to talk with the cars going by, but the lake and dam are neat to see. Last legs of the hike are much prettier. As always, bikers are not very courteous and act like us walkers/hikers are invading their private trails. Ignore them. Glad we had a camelback with us for water, but this hike isn’t too difficult, just a little longer (which I loved!). No Art installed yet, but looking forward to that in the future.

4 months ago

So first of all... this art trail isn’t complete just yet, so if you want to check out the fully paved trail and see some of the finished installations then check it out but I will be returning once it’s fully done! ALSO very important to note that the location All Trails sends you to is actually the Folsom city hall building/ parking lot. The actual entrance to the trail is by the Dan Russel Rodeo Arena, where you can easily park. This trail is a loop so there are various other locations where you could begin the trail but there is plenty of parking if you just google map it to the rodeo arena instead. This is a 6.3 mile trail that is VERY bike, stroller friendly and pet friendly. The loop does go around Folsom prison for part of it ... but again if you’re a Johnny Cash fan you’ll understand why that is and why that’s actually pretty cool! Overall a pretty cool trail and we can’t wait for it to finally be finished because it’s pretty darn cool to see them commemorate Johnny cash how they’ve done so far and to see everything else they’re planning on installing!

5 months ago

Easy to Moderate bike / walking trail . Hit Sutter street for a burger and beer after .

walking
6 months ago

Not interesting at all. It starts at the Folsom Zoo/City Hall, runs alongside Folsom Prison and ends at Folsom Lake. A large part runs alongside busy roads. No art work is up yet. I think it is really a paved path for a gentle walk if you are with kids at the playground or zoo.

9 months 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

road biking
Monday, July 31, 2017

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!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

this is not a trail, it sucks

Thursday, April 27, 2017

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

walking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

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

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