San Juan Rapids Trail

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San Juan Rapids Trail is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fair Oaks, 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 March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Easy just park in the lot and walk to the trail head

hiking
17 hours ago

hiking
1 month ago

Decent, easy hike, make sure you bring a map it's easy to get lost and walk in circles as there are multiple paths to take.

trail running
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This hike was great because not only is it challenging, but you are along the American River for part of the trail so you are able to hear the rafters, etc. in the lake. The majority of the hike is very rocky and hilly, but I enjoyed that because it added to the challenge. The hike was predominantly not shaded so I would definitely recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes. The path is not marked very well, but once you reach the massive rock pile (it is definitely noticeable) you want to stay on the path that veer towards the left (if you want to reach Bannister Park or the bike trails). Continuing straight will take you around the lake...again :)

2 months ago

Extremely rocky. Also, map is difficult to navigate, as there are a bunch of different paths to take.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

I take my dogs on this trail quite a bit. It's in my neighborhood so it's a nice get away when I can't really get away. Easy access. Lots of trails that lead in different directions.

3 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

nice fun walk along the river. The dogs enjoy it.

walking
3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

very nice trail. kids enjoyed themselves