There are many different types of bikes, such as Road, BMX, Mountain, Motorized, and so on.
Regardless of what type you’re into, biking is one of the most relaxing forms of transportations, especially when you’re riding on a safe trail void of motorized vehicles such as cars.
Here in Sacramento, there’s no shortage of beautiful bike trails that you can access.
Check out our top 10 below…
1)) Folsom Lake Bike Trail
This beautiful park has a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing, and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and smallmouth bass, or perch.
Address: 7755 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA CA 95630
2)) Sacramento River Parkway Trail
This great bike trail provides you with over 9 miles of riding distance, which happens to be plenty for most bicyclists. You can also enjoy other activities such as inline skating and walking. By the way, it's also Wheelchair Accessible. Dogs are allowed on the trail, but please be courteous and pick up after them.
Address: Old Sacramento State Historic Park | 111 I St, Sacramento, CA 95814
3)) American River Parkway
The park extends a whopping 32 miles along the American River for hours of relaxing riding time. Other amenities include boat launching access points, fishing, kayaking, jogging, and much more.
Address: Regional Parks (Find Entry Points)
4)) Miner’s Ravine Bike Trail (Miner’s Raving Bike Trail)
This beautiful trail is paved with asphalt, the visitors absolutely love the environment and have over 7 miles for their bicycle enjoyment. One of the benefits of having an asphalt paved surface is that you can use wheelchairs, inline skates, jog, and walk on it.
Address: 7699 Sierra College Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
5)) Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail (American River Bike)
The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail offers the best trail access in the Sacramento area. This world-renowned trail winds from Folsom to Old Sacramento, paralleling the American River and stopping at many key places along the way. The park is part of the American River Parkway, which provides 32-miles of the trail for biking, hiking, horseback riding, cycling, inline skating, jogging, and a leisurely walk.
Address: Regional Parks (Find Entry Points)
6)) Garcia Bend Park
The park offers about 4 miles of bike trail distance, which is rated as easy with a very moderate elevation grade. It bolsters 96 acres, picnic areas, boat ramp access, Sacramento River access, and much more.
Address: 7654 Pocket Rd, Sacramento, CA 95831
7)) Lake Natoma Trail
This magnificent park is a little over 11 miles long, which makes it perfect for leisurely bicycle riders that want to improve their distance over time to your more advanced marathoners. Dogs on leashes are allowed. This bike trail is perfect if you love nature!
Address: State park in Folsom, California
8)) Granite Bay Trail
If you like stunning nature views, then the Granite Bay Trail is perfect to go biking on! It provides over 3 miles of relaxation. You can even bring your dogs as long as they're kept on a leash.
Address: Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (near Pilot Hill, CA)
9)) William B Pond Recreation Area
Come take a nice bike ride along this man-made fishing pond with its paved trail. There are no barriers between the enjoyment of nature and every park visitor. Physically handicapped anglers can access the river.
Address: 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
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10)) Elk Grove Creek Trail
Visitors really love this park because it is kept clean, the environment feels safe, which makes it perfect for bringing your family. You have seven miles of mostly paved trails to ride your bicycle on, go for a jog, or a relaxing walk.
Address: 9477 Hidden Hollow Court, Elk Grove CA
There you have it, the Top 10 Biking Trails In Sacramento...
If biking is your thing, then be certain to, at the very least visit the ten that we listed for a relaxing ride.
Also, be respectful to pedestrians, other cyclists, and remain aware of your surroundings as a safety precaution.
Now, get out there and enjoy Mother Nature!
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