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Map of the American River Parkway - Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

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American River Parkway - Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

American River Parkway Sacramento, California map area

American River Parkway - Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

LENGTH:

32 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Sacramento, Carmichael, La Riviera, Rancho Cordova, Gold River, Folsom

HIGHLIGHTS:

Sacramento River, Historic Sacramento, local parks, California State University, schools, Lowr Sunrise Recreation Area, Lake Natoma, Folsom Lake

NEARBY TRAILS:

Sacramento River Parkway

Two Rivers Bike Trail

Sacramento Northern Bike Trail

Folsom South Canal Trail

Folsom Lake Crossing Bike Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Roseville

Sacramento

Davis

The American River Parkway is a 32-mile long paved system of bike and pedestrian paths that follows along the American River through the Sacramento, California, area. The trail system is also referred to as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail. The trail splits into multiple trails in some locations and along the route of the trail there are access paths to local neighborhoods and major roadways.

This trail system connects multiple parks, neighborhoods, business districts and major roadways along its route. It is the shining star of recreational trails in this area and offers a wonderful way to get through town for commuters, a lovely walk through trees and grassy parks for those going for a stroll, a mecca for bird-watchers and a excellent place for a family outing. There are large expanses of natural areas along portions of the trail.

Conditions

The American River Parkway is paved for its entire route, but may have access paths and adjacent trails that are not paved. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. Most of the route is away from streets and traffic with only a few road crossings.

The trail location may be on one or the other side or both sides of the river. There are a number of bridges crossing the Sacramento River along the route.

Communities

The American River Parkway goes past the following communities: Sacramento, Carmichael, La Riviera, Rancho Cordova, Gold River and Folsom.

Points of Interest

The American River Parkway goes past the following points of interest:

Jiboom Street Bridge Banister Park
Discovery Park Fair Oaks Bridge
Campus Commons Golf Course Nimbus Fish Hatchery
California State University Sacramento Nimbus Dam
Rio Americano High School Hazel Avenue Bridge
Harrington Way Stopping Point Nimbus Dam Recreation Area
William B. Pond Recreation Area Iron Point Station
River Bend Park Willow Creek Recreation Area
Cordova Community Center Mississippi Bar
Peterson Field Rollingwood Bluffs
Hagan Community Park Negro Bar
Cordova High School Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park
Sacramento Bar Dan Russel Rodeo Arena
Lower Sunrise Recreational Area Beals Point
Nearby Trails

Sacramento River Parkway & Two Rivers Bike Trail: the three trails converge at Tiscornia Park at the western end of the American River Trail.

Sacramento Northern Bike Trail: the two trails meet neat the bridge for the N. Sacramento Freeway in Sacramento.

Folsum South Canal Trail: the two trails meet at the Nimbus Dam Recreation Area in Gold River.

End Points

The western end of the American River Trail is located at the Jibboom Street Bridge in Sacramento.

The eastern end of the trail is located at Beals Point off of Auburn Folsum Road in Folsum


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details for the American River Parkway - Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, California

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