Sacramento Northern Bikeway Trail

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Sacramento Northern Bikeway Trail is a 10.1 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sacramento, 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.

10.1 miles
91 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

road biking



rails trails



wild flowers

road biking
17 days ago

Flat with some baby rollers. Beautifully paved car-free bike trail with runnable dirt alongside. I’ve been riding and running along the River trail for almost 15 years now. Unfortunately I can’t recommend anything north of Guy West Bridge at Sac State anymore. It’s just not safe, particularly if you’re a cautious solo female. Such a shame.

road biking
1 month ago

Car free and a good surface for road bikes. Even in fall with all the leaf litter skinny wheels were totally fine. Trail crosses numerous roads and cars were very courteous.

mountain biking
Saturday, December 22, 2012

This is probably the straightest, and most level, bike trail in the Sacramento area. It follows the old Sacramento Northern Electric Railroad bed from downtown Sacramento, through the farming community of Rio Linda, and ends at the junction of Rio Linda Blvd and Elverta Rd; some 10 miles to the North.

The trail leads through some of the more economically depressed areas of Sacramento, but I've always found it a good solo bike ride. If your not so adventurous, you might want to share the experience with a friend.

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mountain biking
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