Best paved trails in Sacramento, California

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Explore the most popular paved 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 paved 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 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - American River Bike Path via Discovery Park
Discovery Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
There are mile markers along this paved and mostly gentle route. This section starts from the Discovery Park and heads east for about a mile and a half. Accessibility: There are at least 18 designated handicapped-accessible spaces in the large paved parking lot off of Jibboom St. at the west end of the trail. All of them are van-accessible with striped access aisles. The trail surface is smoothly paved asphalt or cement, and typically at least 6 feet wide. There is a painted center lane line along the route. The estimated grade is mostly gentle (all 5% or less). This trail will likely be navigable for most trail goers using a wheelchair/mobility equipment or stroller.Show more
#5 - 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
#6 - 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
#7 - Pocket Canal Parkway
Pocket Canal Parkway
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#8 - Sacramento Northern Bike Trail: Bell Avenue to Rio Linda
Sacramento, California
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
This is a segment of the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail from the parking lot at Robla Community Park to the Depot Building and Park in Rio Linda and back. The bike trail crosses Dry Creek so it's surprisingly pleasant for how flat and straight it is. It was likely a railway. There are some trees offering partial shade but other areas are quite exposed.Show more
#9 - Khaira Walking Trail
Sacramento, California
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 32 m
Nice little paved walking trail but it is not a long distance. Find families in the neighborhood using this trail. Views of the fields, creek, and often interesting birds. A few benches and picnic tables. No bathrooms.Show more
#10 - 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
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