Best wheelchair friendly trails in Sacramento, California

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Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails near Sacramento with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of wheelchair friendly trails in Sacramento, California
Top trails (13)
#1 - Guy West Bridge to Watt Avenue Bridge
American River Parkway
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
This is a nice paved trail along the river with some nice views from the bridges. Accessibility: The trail has a smooth paved surface and is typically at least eight feet wide. There are offshoot dirt trails that may be narrower and steeper. It is estimated to be mostly gentle, all 6% or less.Show more
#2 - American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)
American River Parkway
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Length: 28.0 mi • Est. 11 h 38 m
Jedediah Smith Trail -- also known as the American River Bike Trail -- is a paved, multi-use trail that runs along the American River. This trail is easy, with nice views of the river. It begins at Discovery Park in downtown Sacramento and ends 31 miles away in Beal's Point in Folsom. This trail has many entrances from main roads, neighborhoods, parks, lakes and railways. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved, smooth, and typically at least six feet wide. It is gentle with an estimated average grade of 1% and a max grade of 3%. Most wheelchair/mobility equipment and stroller users will find this trail navigable. There are many dirt spur trails down to the river that may be narrower and steeper. There are wheelchair accessible restrooms along the trail as all restrooms facilities within Sacramento county regional parks are ADA compliant. There is a wheelchair-accessible dock at William B. Pond Recreation Area along the trail. Show more
#3 - Capitol Park Loop Trail
Capitol Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 27 m
A beautiful park featuring the Capital building, war memorials, a cacti garden, 100 different types of trees, and a world peace rose garden and fountain. Also, lots of shady spots to sit under a tree for a picnic or play with your dog. Many political/social functions occur on the steps of the Capital. A must-see while in Sacramento. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved with asphalt or bricks and typically at least four feet wide. The grade is gentle (all estimated under 3%) so most wheelchair and stroller users will likely be able to traverse the trail.Show more
#4 - William Land Park Loop
William Land Regional Park
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 49 m
A nice two-mile loop with a beautiful rock garden, ponds, and sports fields, and right next to Zoo and Fairytale Town. Accessibility: The trail surface is paved and typically at least eight feet wide. This route is shared with cars, although there are sidewalks around some of the ponds that are not. The grade is gentle (all estimated 3% or less) so most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users will likely find this trail navigable. Show more
#5 - River Bend Park Riverside Loop
River Bend Park
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Length: 3.0 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
This beautiful 444-acre park alongside the American River has many wooded hiking and biking trail options, both paved and unpaved. There are also many picnic tables, as well as restrooms. It is popular for fishing and horseback riding. This park is fee mandated, and more information is available on the park's website. https://regionalparks.saccounty.net/Parks/Pages/RiverBendPark.aspx Accessibility: The are at least 2 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spots at the large paved lot at the start of this route. The trail surface is either compacted dirt or smooth paved asphalt painted to divide into bike lanes (careful, the bikes can be going very fast). The dirt paths can be too narrow for wheelchairs, from two feet to five feet wide, but the asphalt paths are typically at least six feet wide. The asphalt path can mostly be found by staying on the American River Bike Trail. The estimated grade is typically mostly gentle (5% or less). There are estimated to be steep (8 to 12% grade) uphill sections at about the 0.0 and 0.9 mile mark. The most accessible portions are from about the 1.5 through 2.0 mile mark along the paved portions. It is possible to start this section from the Hagan Community Park. There are at least 4 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spots at the Hagan Community Park providing access to the most wheelchair and stroller friendly portion of the trail.Show more
#6 - American River Bike Path via Discovery Park
Discovery Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#7 - Seymour Park Trail
Sacramento, California
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
Accessibility: This asphalt and cement trail is estimated to range from 4 to over 9 feet wide. There is a painted center dividing line along some sections effectively cutting the width in half. The slope is estimated to range from flat to moderately steep (all below 6% grade). There are not wheelchair accessible car parking spots at the unpaved and small trail head lot. Show more
#8 - Old Sacramento State Historic Park Loop
Old Sacramento State Historic Park
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Length: 0.7 mi • Est. 17 m
This is a cool place to see the historic/western-themed buildings, river, bridges, shops, and railroad museum. Accessibility: There is street parking including designated handicapped-accessible parking spaces. The trail surface is paved with bricks or boardwalk (can be rough and bumpy) and typically at least four feet wide. The estimated grade is flat (all 1% or less) so will likely be traversable for most wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller users. Show more
#9 - Natomas Bike Path
Tanzanite Community Park
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Length: 8.8 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
This is a nice easy paved path through the city of Natomas. There are several road crossings along this route. Accessibility: This asphalt and cement trail is estimated to range from 4 to over 10 feet wide. Typically the asphalt portions are at least 8 feet wide and have a painted center dividing line (reduces the width). The slope is estimated to be gentle (3% grade or less). There is estimated to be a moderately steep (5% to 8% grade) downhill section at about the 1.7 mile mark when going north. There are at least 2 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spots at the south end of this route at Tanzanite Community park. Show more
#10 - Howe Pond Loop
Howe Community Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 16 m
This community park is great for the whole family and features paved walking trails, a playground, a community center, sports fields, and an off-leash dog park. Accessibility: This asphalt and cement trail is estimated to typically be at least 5 feet wide. This route heads through some grassy areas but it is possible to stay on firm pavement around the park. It is also possible to make the loop shorter or longer as there are several other connecting paved paths. The slope is estimated to be gentle (all 3% grade or less). There are 5 designated wheelchair-accessible parking spaces with access aisles at the paved trailhead lot.Show more
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