Negro Bar State Park Loop Trail

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Negro Bar State Park Loop Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Folsom, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

2.8 miles
223 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




nature trips

road biking

trail running




Parking is $10.

1 month ago

This is more of a 'walking'/biking trail, not really what I'd call a hiking trail (Vibram soled boots/shoes not necessary), tennis shoes can be worn. While I have to admit I haven't done the upper part of it, which I assume is the dirt part, mainly just the lower part down by the water which is paved. The so-called 'closed' parts are not really "closed", but concrete barricades have been placed in two places where earth-slides have occurred. However, everyone, bikers & walkers, go over & around these barricades to continue on in either direction without any trouble, other than the inconvenience especially to bikers (you'll have to walk your bike a very short distance at these 2 places). The paved trail along the water is actually very nice for walkers & bikers. You can actually do much more than a 4 mile round trip going from Negro Bar to Hazel Ave. on the paved trail. If you want to avoid $10 parking, start at the Hazel Ave end. Get there by going north on Hazel from Hywy 50, go over the bridge past Nimbus rec area; right on the other side of the bridge, on the right is an entrance to a day use parking area. Walk or bike back to Hazel from the parking area & go back towards the bridge, you'll come to the paved trail; stay left to go towards Negro Bar. Be aware there are rattlesnakes in the area.

3 months ago

Fabulous hike! The trail that's closed is open to hikers but closed to bicycles. No problem hiking there and there's beautiful hiking by the shoreline there. Then hike up to the eagle's nest viewing area. Shady, peaceful, nice scenery!

5 months ago

The trail down at the river is closed due to a rock slide. We started at Norma Hamlin park (free parking) and hiked to the trail using the one above the bluffs. At the fork go left up the hill, along the top of the bluffs and down to Negro bar. Bathrooms and water are avalible. It's a little over 4 miles loop.

5 months ago

Nice scenery

7 months ago

Great walk,

8 months ago

Parking is $10. The main trail is closed (which is not posted at the front gate) The only trail that we could find you can constantly hear and see cars. At some points the road is so close you can throw a rock and hit a car. The only "trail" the main gate suggests is a bike trail, so it's paved the whole way. Definitely skip this place if you're looking for a 'moderate hike'.

This place is nice for biking/running/horse trails but definitely not hiking. There is also a really beautiful picnic area by the river.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Would've been more stars if the trail wasn't closed a mile in, went early morning on a week day hardly any other people on the trail except for bikers when I got to the closed trail portion. Lots of little trails that lead down to the lake. The stretch on the way back is along the bike trail, so I just turned around to stay on the wide dirt trail for the way back instead. I couldn't imagine how crowded this would be during the weekend

Monday, May 29, 2017

Easy trail. Good for pets and kids.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Limited hiking. Hit a lot of dead ends first Folsom prison then a rock slide on the bike trail. For a close quick walk near SAC. Not bad.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Part of the trail was closed along the river, something to do with soggy cliffs. I don't know what the remedy for that is - maybe pour a little less milk next time.

Great for dogs.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

First... $10 parking.

Second... the lakefront size of the hike is closed due to mudslides

Final... NO BIKES. So many bikes trying to share the tiny trail.

What is with all these older people doing whatever they want. Dogs off leashes... bike when not allowed... It's kinda sad the disregard to others they have.

...beyond the little stuff. Not a bad little loop... when you can loop.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Started on the bike trail - then turned onto another trail going up into the trees - it was a pretty good outing, but walking behind a neighborhood for much of the second half was not real scenic... this was an easy stretch of the legs but bring a friend so you can have some conversation to enjoy while you walk - otherwise pretty boring.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

beautiful hike. great view of Folsom and the American River that I didn't know existed. Lots of bikers flying down the path, just be aware of your surroundings.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

I went with 2 friends and we had a blast, there was even 2 places you could cliff jump. So much fun!

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Great trails with views of the river. just watch out for the horse patties!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It was typical :-) needs to be maintain

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The view is amazing and the trails are great! Only thing is some of the bikers aren't so friendly. We tried our best to follow trail etiquette.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Amazing trail, kid friendly! Look for us on Facebook "hike it baby Sacramento"

Friday, July 10, 2015


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