Great Rides Sacramento – Bike Rides for Everyone

Within reach of the Sierra foothills, Sacramento’s levees and paved pathways are unique.

With a silver-level Bicycle Friendly Community award and 240 miles of mostly-flat bike lanes and counting — plus relatively short and dry winters — Sacramento has laid the groundwork for becoming a celebrated cycling city. Partial credit has to go to the world-class, 30-mile-long American River Bike Trail, which extends from the confluence of the Sacramento and American Rivers to Beals Point on Folsom Lake (and sees over 5 million annual users).

For more mellow miles, add on smaller offshoots like the Two Rivers Trail and the Sacramento River Parkway — then head farther out for wide-open farmland, spectacular mountain views, and the rolling roads of the Sierra foothills.

Folsom Lake, just 30 minutes from town, has everything you need for a packed day of MTB: the sandy, cross-country terrain of Granite Bay

Clarksburg Loop

Distance: 36.7 mi
Elevation: +/- 353 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Babel Slough Loop

Distance: 29.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 240 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Levee Loop

Distance: 43.2 mi
Elevation: +/- 414 ft

West Sacramento, CA

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American River Loop

Distance: 39.5 mi
Elevation: +/- 896 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Tuesday South River Ride

Distance: 26 mi
Elevation: +/- 281 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Saturday Morning River Ride

Distance: 50.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 552 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Trek to Trail Out and Back

Distance: 26 mi
Elevation: +/- 292 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Cantelow Loop

Distance: 25.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 1123 ft

Winters, CA

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Granite Bay

Distance: 15 mi
Granite Bay - Main Beach
500 Folsom Dam Road
Folsom, CA 95630

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Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park

Distance: 16 mi
Coloma Rd
Pilot Hill, CA 95664

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Salmon Falls Ranch

Distance: 3 mi
Skunk Hollow Parking Lot
Salmon Falls Rd
Pilot Hill, CA 95664

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Olmstead Loop

Distance: 31 mi
7200 St Florian Ct
Cool, CA 95614
Behind the fire station

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Auburn State Recreation Area

Distance: 59 mi
15800 Foresthill Rd
Foresthill, CA 95631

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Hidden Falls Regional Park

Distance: 14 mi
Hidden Falls Regional Park
7587 Mears Pl
Auburn, CA 95603

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Northstar Bike Park

Distance: 125 mi
5001 Northstar Dr
Truckee, CA 96161

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Mount Diablo State Park

Distance: 7 mi
Summit Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

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West Sac Bike Path Loop

Distance: 12 mi
Elevation: +/- 187 ft

Sacramento, CA

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South Land Park Loop

Distance: 4.6 mi
Elevation: +/- 29 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Bridge to Bridge Out and Back

Distance: 17.5 mi
Elevation: +/- 577 ft

Sacramento County, CA

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Elk Grove Bike Trail Out and Back

Distance: 12.1 mi
Elevation: +/- 126 ft

Elk Grove, CA

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Elk Grove Bridge Ride

Distance: 9.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 67 ft

Elk Grove, CA

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Sacramento River Path Out and Back

Distance: 8 mi
Elevation: +/- 97 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Elk Grove Bridge Ride

Distance: 9.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 67 ft

Elk Grove, CA

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American River Bike Path Loop

Distance: 4.8 mi
Elevation: +/- 61 ft

Sacramento, CA

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West Sac Gravel Loop

Distance: 26.8 mi
Elevation: +/- 251 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Trek Gravel Loop

Distance: 50.4 mi
Elevation: +/- 513 ft

Sacramento, CA

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Hidden Falls Loop

Distance: 8.6 mi
Elevation: +/-1070 ft

Placer County, CA

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Serrano Hills Loop

Distance: 6 mi
Elevation: +/-497 ft

El Dorado County, CA

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Spenceville Wildlife Area Loop

Distance: 14.1 mi
Elevation: +/-1103 ft

Yuba County, CA

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