There are 30 miles of unpaved, multi-use trails that run along the 23 miles of the American River Parkway. These trails provide pedestrians and equestrians an alternative to sharing the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail with cyclists in much of the area.



The American River Parkway Foundation takes the lead in maintaining these trails, ensuring they are at six feet wide and an have an eight foot clearance to enhance access and safety for trail users. Annual maintenance involves mowing grass and noxious weeds, clearing back encroaching brush, replacing vandalized signs and removing downed trees, which happens throughout the year. This program started in 2009 with assistance from the Sacramento Running Association.

To learn how to volunteer for our trail maintenance program, email



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