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Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail

 3.7 (6)

Length


32.7 Miles 52.7 Kilometers


821' 250 m

Ascent

-373' -114 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

477' 145 m

High

22' 7 m

Low

Shared By Eric Ashley

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A popular urban trail that hugs the American River.

Eric Ashley

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly While tackling the whole trail with children would be a recipe for disaster, kids would certainly enjoy a small section.

Bikers have the right of way on the paved trail, so pedestrians are invited to travel single-file on the left shoulder.

Description

This trail is also referred to as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bike Trail, American River Bike Trail, or American River Trail.

Whatever you call it, this great urban trail is a popular option for recreation and commuting. As such, you're sure to find some company out enjoying the river views and the various parks it passes through. For most of its 32 miles, the trail stays very close to the river, benefitting from its cooler temps and sporadic shade.

From Discovery Park, the grade is almost nonexistent until the final section between Lake Natoma and the end at Beals Point. While many hikers won't tackle the whole trail in its entirety, the trail can be accessed from several points along the way, and nearby trails and connectors provide an opportunity for out-and-backs and some loops (check out the Lake Natoma Loop).

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Mar 31, 2018
Saxon Hall
Nov 28, 2017
Steve Hao

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 6 votes

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  3.7 from 6 votes
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#1,496

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