Sacramento, CA Trails and Parks

Sacramento has 137 trails in the vicinity, including 123 hiking trails and 6 for backpacking. These trails range from 0.5 to 64 miles in length. The most popular trails are Robie Point Firebreak Trail, Pinoneer Express Trail and Ratlesnake Bar - Horseshoe Bar Trail. Trails.com member Laura M. recently completed Stevens Trail West.
  • Pinoneer Express Trail

    5 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Your trail wanders across terrain that affords an up close view of the geology the ancient river gravels and sands that beckoned miners of different eras, and ends with a bird’s eye view of Nimbus ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Your trail wanders across terrain that affords an up close view of the geology the ancient river gravels and sands that beckoned ...

  • Fairy Falls Trail

    4 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This hike includes something for a wide variety of interests. Following Old Spenceville Road, where the lone oak stands, you’ll walk past what was once Spenceville, founded in the 1850s and abandoned ...
    •  2–4 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike includes something for a wide variety of interests. Following Old Spenceville Road, where the lone oak stands, ...

  • Diggins Loop Trail

    3 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Your hike begins at the historic town of North Bloomfield, then passes the old school, church, and cemetery on the way to a loop through Diggins Pond, the scene of intense hydraulic mining. The ...
    •  2–3 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Your hike begins at the historic town of North Bloomfield, then passes the old school, church, and cemetery on the way to ...

  • American River Parkway

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Easy access, dependable flows, and natural surroundings attract thousands to float the American River. Since the California Gold Rush, the American River has been a focal point for navigation, ...
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    Easy access, dependable flows, and natural surroundings attract thousands to float the American River. Since the California ...

  • Blue Ridge - Fiske Peak Trail

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    If any entirely uphill hike can be enjoyed, it’s this one. Your hike begins at the white gate on CR 40, where you’ll see a notification that the bridge is out (it isn’t), along with several other ...
    •  4–5 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    If any entirely uphill hike can be enjoyed, it’s this one. Your hike begins at the white gate on CR 40, where you’ll see ...

  • Indian Grinding Rock Loop Trails

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    The two trails, the North Trail and the South Nature Trail, can be joined conveniently to create a loop that takes in all the park’s sights. No route-finding is necessary, because all the trails ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The two trails, the North Trail and the South Nature Trail, can be joined conveniently to create a loop that takes in all ...

  • Sacramento and Western Sierra Foothills Campgrounds

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Campgrounds included in this guide are: Malakoff Diggins, South Yuba, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Scotts Flat Lake, White Cloud, Skillman Group Camp, Rollins Reservoir, Auburn, Parker Flat OHV ...
    •  Guide

    Campgrounds included in this guide are: Malakoff Diggins, South Yuba, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Scotts Flat Lake, White ...

  • Consumnes River Preserve Trails

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    The River and Wetlands walks at the Cosumnes River Preserve showcase the plant and wildlife communities of the largest free-flowing river entering the Great Central Valley. Close to town and ...
    •  2 hours
    •  Guide

    The River and Wetlands walks at the Cosumnes River Preserve showcase the plant and wildlife communities of the largest free-flowing ...

  • Ratlesnake Bar - Horseshoe Bar Trail

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This trail leads hikers up, down, around, and through foothill woodlands nestled against a slim riparian zone along the fringe of Folsom Lake. The well-maintained trail lets walkers of all ages ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail leads hikers up, down, around, and through foothill woodlands nestled against a slim riparian zone along the fringe ...

  • River bend - Majestic Oaks Loop Trail

    2 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    These easy trails loop through the magnificent valley oaks and towering cottonwoods of this rare riparian forest. Hikers in wheelchairs can access the first 0.25 mile of the River Bend Trail. ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    These easy trails loop through the magnificent valley oaks and towering cottonwoods of this rare riparian forest. Hikers ...

  • Consumnes River Preserve

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This rare, free-flowing, canoeable waterway supports rich wildlife and riparian oak forests. The last free-flowing river within the Central Valley, The Nature Conservancy has designated the Cosumnes ...
    •  Day trip
    •  Guide

    This rare, free-flowing, canoeable waterway supports rich wildlife and riparian oak forests. The last free-flowing river ...

  • Jenkinson Lake Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This easy loop is enjoyable any time of year. You hike through Douglas-fir and incensecedar forest, where you can seek solitude and visit crystal-clear pools. Continuing along the north shore ...
    •  3–4 hours
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy loop is enjoyable any time of year. You hike through Douglas-fir and incensecedar forest, where you can seek solitude ...

  • Grizzly Island Wildlife Area Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This short hike lets hikers walk slowly enough to quietly observe amphibians, reptiles, and fish; waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors; and burrowing mammals, grazing mammals, and predatory mammals. ...
    •  2 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This short hike lets hikers walk slowly enough to quietly observe amphibians, reptiles, and fish; waterfowl, songbirds, and ...

  • Lodi Lake Nature Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    The nature trail joins the exercise trail to form a pleasant loop that lets hikers experience the wonderful sights, sounds, and scents of the Mokelumne River riparian area. Rarely does a small ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The nature trail joins the exercise trail to form a pleasant loop that lets hikers experience the wonderful sights, sounds, ...

  • Monroe Ridge rail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Stepping onto a path that winds through forested hills, you also step back to the summer of 1847. Looking down from these formerly ponderosa- pine-covered hills, James W. Marshall surveyed the ...
    •  1.5–2
    •  2.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Stepping onto a path that winds through forested hills, you also step back to the summer of 1847. Looking down from these ...

  • Dave Moore Nature Area Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    When you have so much to see in such a small area, it’s hard to know where to start. There are two possible trailheads; I took off on the one nearest the road at the east end of the lot. The ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.1 miles
    •  Guide

    When you have so much to see in such a small area, it’s hard to know where to start. There are two possible trailheads; I ...

  • Ruck-A-Chucky Rapids Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This trail leads past the churning rapids of the Middle Fork of the American River, along the margins of a foothill-woodland forest. The trail is largely level, staying above the river until ...
    •  3–4 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail leads past the churning rapids of the Middle Fork of the American River, along the margins of a foothill-woodland ...

  • North Fork Middle Fork American River Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This trail offers easy access to a beautiful section of the American River. The gravels were worked by miners, and their imprint is faintly visible to this day. You will pass the campsites and ...
    •  2 hours
    •  2.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail offers easy access to a beautiful section of the American River. The gravels were worked by miners, and their ...

  • Windy Point Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Windy Point is perched more than 600 feet above the trailhead to this old miners’ trail, which leads down to quartz-laden greenstone bedrock at the river. The trail begins behind the four boulders ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Windy Point is perched more than 600 feet above the trailhead to this old miners’ trail, which leads down to quartz-laden ...

  • Sacramento Waterfront Loop Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This urban walk showcases the history of the Old Sacramento waterfront and the recreational amenities of the Sacramento River Promenade on the east bank and the River Walk on the west bank. The ...
    •  3 hours
    •  3.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This urban walk showcases the history of the Old Sacramento waterfront and the recreational amenities of the Sacramento River ...

  • Riverwalk Park

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    West Sacramento’s Riverwalk Park offers a fresh perspective on the Sacramento River at the embarcadero. Shade trees line the riverbank, where you can picnic and watch boat traffic. The promenade ...
    •  30 minutes
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    West Sacramento’s Riverwalk Park offers a fresh perspective on the Sacramento River at the embarcadero. Shade trees line ...

  • Perkins Creek Ridge Trail

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    This route follows the Redbud Trail to its junction with the Perkins Creek Ridge Trail, about 1.5 miles from the trailhead, where it turns southwest and begins ascending and descending along ...
    •  6–8 hours
    •  12.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This route follows the Redbud Trail to its junction with the Perkins Creek Ridge Trail, about 1.5 miles from the trailhead, ...

  • Big Trees North Grove Trails

    1 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Your trailhead through these centuries-old trees is signed north grove trail, river trail, three senses trail, grove overlook trail. The interpretive trail through the North Grove of giant sequoia ...
    •  1.5–2 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Your trailhead through these centuries-old trees is signed north grove trail, river trail, three senses trail, grove overlook ...

  • Mokelumne River

    0 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    Mokelumne wilderness is quite likely the grandest California wilderness you’ve never heard of. Sandwiched between Hwys. 108 and 4 south of Lake Tahoe, the 105,165-acre wilderness encompasses ...
    •  10-14 hours
    •  15.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Mokelumne wilderness is quite likely the grandest California wilderness you’ve never heard of. Sandwiched between Hwys. 108 ...

  • Sweetwater Trail

    0 Reviews

    Sacramento, CA

    A popular route with mountain bikers and hikers alike, the Sweetwater Trail follows the southern shoreline of Folsom Lake below the inflow of the South Fork American River. Mostly shaded, the ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A popular route with mountain bikers and hikers alike, the Sweetwater Trail follows the southern shoreline of Folsom Lake ...