Length: 26.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Boating, non-motorized: Rafting
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Heritage and History
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00
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Location: E Along American River Greenway from Sacramento to Folsom.
The Trail can be accessed from most parks in the American River Parkway and from parks in Folsom including:
•Howe Avenue River Access
•Upper/Lower Sunrise River Access
•Watt Avenue Access
•William B. Pond
The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (or American River Bike Trail) is a paved multi-use pathway that runs between the confluence of the Sacramento River with the American River, just north of downtown Sacramento, CA, and Beal's Point at Folsom Lake, north of Folsom, CA. The trail is 32 miles (51 km) long, and is used as a major recreational destination, as well as a commuter artery for cyclists. The trail is considered one of the longest paved purpose-built bike trails in the country. Activities along the trail include hiking, horseback riding, cycling, inline skating, jogging and strolling. It is also a very popular, healthy, environmentally sound alternative for commuting to work. Visitors often combine their trail activities with shopping or eating, while others enjoy fishing or picnicking beneath a shady tree. Equestrian access to the paved trail surface is allowed only at trail crossings and bridges.
Primary Surface: Asphalt
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1974
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsWebsite: Sacramento County Regional Parks-Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.
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