Best road biking trails in Sacramento, California

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Explore the most popular road biking 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 road biking trails in Sacramento, California
Top trails (12)
#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 - Old Sacramento and Capitol Promenade
Sacramento, California
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Length: 1.0 mi • Est. 25 m
#4 - 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
#5 - American River Bike Path via Discovery Park
Discovery Park
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 1 h 18 m
#6 - Sacramento Northern Bikeway Trail
Sacramento, California
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 6 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 - Pocket Canal Parkway
Pocket Canal Parkway
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 24 m
#9 - 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
#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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