Explore the most popular Stroller 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.

Dog friendly! Nice scenery ( zoo, ponds and golf )

Nice stroll with memorials! If Jade can do it so can you!

Lovely, serene place with a wide bike trail and narrower walking paths. We saw some deer in a meadow, not at all worried about our presence. We had a stroller and it was easy enough to stay on paved paths, and we were mindful to stay out of the way of bicyclists (who were riding quite fast- but that's cool not complaining) but we want to go back with backpacks to check out some of the more rugged looking off shoot trails.

private property
1 month ago

Great trail! There are plenty of people to meet and greet, but it is not crowded. Went to the north at first and hit the private property gate so I had to turn around and go the other way after that. Beautiful view!

Easy paved trail for most of the way, great for dogs on leash, lots of beautiful birds, river views, can go as long as 5 miles round trip from water tower to private property gated issue in little pocket that will hopefully be resolved soon and eventually connect this awesome trail to downtown for those of us who wish to go further by foot or bike. Bring doggie bags as my only compliant is there are none offered along the path and very few dumpsters until you get to Garcia Bend. Also, it dead ends (on the south end) into the water treatment tower but don’t expect there to be any water for you or your pet to consume. Wouldn’t these simple gestures for us locals who pay into these city parks be nice? Also, the Garcia Bend bathroom has been under construction for well over a year. These bizarre idiosyncrasies are why I give it 4 and not 5 stars as nothing beats the great view and awesome people along the way.

This is a great long walk (not a "hike") on pavement, with lots of trees for shade and grassy areas if you prefer to walk on that. There are over-passes ie small hills to climb. If you walk with dogs, note it can be fairly dog-crowded, and there are squirrels! There are trash cans in very frequent intervals.

Great for runs.

4 months ago

We are so blessed to live near this parkway. We walk it several days per week and it’s so lovely and the other walkers are very friendly. A wonderful neighborhood gem!

We bring all of our visitors to the Capitol and walk ourselves often. Lovely spot to visit! You can tour the Capitol building for free as well.

A beautiful park, but no walkways. I enjoy the peace pond, but unless you walk in the dirt perimeter you have to walk on busy streets.

We ride this trail frequently and I love it. You can actually take it all the way downtown if you go around Scott’s and then get back on the trail. It’s about 7 miles from Greenhaven, but all flat so very doable.

Lovely walk or run with trees of every type in California and a rose garden.

Nice easy stroll through the old part of town.

Beautiful day for a walk along the river. Bikers and other walkers/joggers very courteous. Sharing the wide trail is comfortable.

Get flat run minus the 3 overpasses. About 6.5 round trip. Beautiful parks and the people are always willing to give a wave. Dog friendly.

Not a hike, but a nice small stroll.

road biking
7 months ago

Such a delightful green belt through the pocket.

mountain biking
private property
7 months ago

Pretty good trail for walking/ running/ skating... not so bad for biking either. Paved from park in Freeport to Garcia bend park. Private property (north of Garcia be d park) fences prevent a through ride to Miller Park. I went in the evening, so plenty of shade!!

no shade
private property
10 months ago

Very cool path along the riverbank. Easy to follow dirt path, well worn, pleasant wildlife noises and very few people. Rolling path in places, random benches along the way. Shaded by trees most of the way. Bathrooms at both ends of the walk. Perfect for the cardio workout we wanted today. 6.6 miles total.

Nice weather for a change. Sunny, breezy, fresh...the sun finally throwing some punch.

Just a walk around Old Town. Lots of candy shops

Tue Jan 08 2019

Wandered all around the capitol during governor's inauguration. If you have the time, I'd also recommend stopping over to the Leland Stanford Mansion for a free tour.

Nice little trail but people needs to pick up after their dogs and stop throwing their doggy bags onto the side.

Thu Sep 20 2018

Personally, I find this "trail" boring. It is flat, and basically a dirt sidewalk. You are always near heavy traffic. It's more fun to hike inside the park around the ponds and gardens. Stop in a the Bark Shop on Riverside, across from Vic's Ice Cream for more creative 5k and 10k walk instructions put out by the Sacramento Walking Sticks club.

Great beginner run.

Loved seeing so many favorite trees all labeled for us. We also wandered into the Capitol to explore. It was in the low 90’s outside. It was delightful to cool off inside while we enjoyed museum displays as well as the rotunda.

It was Labor Day so the park was really all parked up and overflowing w people. We’ll try it another time.

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