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Recommended Routes in Sacramento Valley - 14

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Favorite Overlooking Folsom Lake from the Granite Bay Trail
Intermediate

Granite Bay Trail

7.3 mi 11.7 km 519' Up 158.32 m Up 520' Down 158.61 m Down

Granite…, CA
Favorite Falls Bridge
Intermediate

Hidden Falls Park - 9 Mile Trail

9.3 mi 14.9 km 1,060' Up 323.14 m Up 1,069' Down 325.85 m Down

North A…, CA
Favorite The Lake Natoma trail has many little turnouts and stub trails where the state park has placed picnic tables. A perfect place for a picnic with the kids!  Always a beautiful view too.
Easy/Intermediate

Lake Natoma Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 294' Up 89.75 m Up 294' Down 89.48 m Down

Gold River, CA
Favorite Trail divide leading to Bloody Pin Trail (Advanced)
Difficult

Bidwell Park Tour

14.2 mi 22.9 km 1,747' Up 532.5 m Up 1,747' Down 532.57 m Down

Chico, CA
Favorite Looking back down Long Canyon toward Berryessa.
Intermediate

Long Canyon Loop

9.0 mi 14.5 km 1,304' Up 397.4 m Up 1,304' Down 397.61 m Down

Hidden…, CA
Favorite Looking back down Long Canyon toward Berryessa.
Difficult

Fiske to Foley Creek to Long Canyon

27.3 mi 43.9 km 4,262' Up 1298.97 m Up 4,266' Down 1300.4 m Down

Lower Lake, CA
Favorite Trail break on Cache Creek Ridge Trail
Difficult

High Bridge Upper Loop

16.9 mi 27.2 km 2,496' Up 760.84 m Up 2,497' Down 760.94 m Down

Clearlake, CA
Favorite Wildflowers near Big Chico Creek.
Intermediate/Difficult

Bidwell Park - North and South Alternative

13.2 mi 21.2 km 1,061' Up 323.25 m Up 1,062' Down 323.8 m Down

Chico, CA
Favorite Not bad for a 'road' ride. Pierce Canyon Climb
Difficult

Pierce Canyon Climb

12.4 mi 20.0 km 1,533' Up 467.2 m Up 1,533' Down 467.22 m Down

Dunnigan, CA

Sacramento Valley Biking

  • 383 Miles 617 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 28 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 13 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Sacramento Valley - 60

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3.5 mi 5.6 km #1Dike 8 - Browns Ravine
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA
Intermediate
El Dorado Hills, CA 23 
2.6 mi 4.1 km #2Johnny Cash Trail
Easy
Folsom, CA
Easy
Folsom, CA
2.7 mi 4.3 km #3Jepson Trail
Intermediate
Vacaville, CA
Intermediate
Vacaville, CA
4.9 mi 7.9 km #4Folsom Bike to Granite Bay Connector
Easy/Intermediate
Folsom, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Folsom, CA 13 
2.2 mi 3.6 km #5Grey Squirrel Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Sheridan, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Sheridan, CA
4.5 mi 7.3 km #6Southeast Option
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Murieta, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Rancho Murieta, CA
5.1 mi 8.2 km #7American River Bike Trail: South Side Lake Natoma
Easy/Intermediate
Gold River, CA
Easy/Intermediate
Gold River, CA
4.8 mi 7.7 km #8Middle Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
Intermediate/Difficult
Chico, CA
4.0 mi 6.4 km #9Foley Creek Descent
Difficult
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
Difficult
Hidden Valley Lake, CA
1.0 mi 1.6 km #10Araquipa Trail
Intermediate
Vacaville, CA
Intermediate
Vacaville, CA

Photos of Sacramento Valley - 115

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Fog covering Folsom Lake early in the morning
May 5, 2015 near Granite…, CA
This marks the turnaround point for Salmon Falls (Darrington Trail).
Apr 3, 2017 near Granite…, CA
Pena Adobe Tower
Jun 6, 2018 near Vacaville, CA
Granite Bay- Folsom Lake, CA
Aug 11, 2017 near Granite…, CA
Always a nice spot when the sun is going down
Jun 15, 2013 near El Dora…, CA
Perfect Swimming Hole.
Jan 20, 2015 near Folsom, CA
Ride video of the dirt half of Lake Natoma Loop (legal dirt on south side of lake).  Start point is Nimbus Flat, end point is near Old Folsom.
Sep 2, 2015 near Gold River, CA
Overlooking Folsom Lake from the Granite Bay Trail
Apr 16, 2015 near Granite…, CA