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Old Sac is great... Walked around here many times and ate at some very good restaurants. Even bought a few old produce labels...

It is a nice walk from Miller Park to Old Sac but I wouldn't recommend going past the old sac part of the trail. That part of the trail takes you through about 1.5 miles of the homeless camps. Lots of garbage along the trail.

Agree with other reviews that commented that fair oaks is a better option if trying to walk near the river.

Scenic trail, but littered with state workers during the weekday.

The north side of the river is ok, but the loop around the south side is not at all pleasant. From Guy West Bridge to Howe Ave. it is only paved path with no shade, and no views of the river (only the sewage treatment plant). The section from Howe to Watt does have shade but is heavily populated by homeless people. It still doesn't afford the river views that the north part of the loop does unless you take one of the side dirt trails. But with all the people living in the bushes it's just too sketchy. I'd say just walk the American River trail.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We started at the east end near Cal Expo. Nice, well maintained trail. This part wasn't particularly scenic (we could only glimpse the river in a couple of spots), and we were mostly in full sun. But it was a great trail to get some miles in off the roads!

hiking
2 months ago

Did 50 miles on my hybrid on a Sunday morning. Not too crowded. Cool views.