Starting and ending at the Guy West Bridge, each mile is marked. Water fountains and restrooms are also available periodically along the flat, scenic route.
The trail is also open to cyclists, walkers, and inline skaters. Yet, motor vehicles are prohibited. Parking is available to the left of Howe Ave, next to the River.
While the Guy West Bridge is roughly five miles outside downtown Sacramento, options for public transportation include the yellow Bus-line 30, from J st & 10th St to Carlson Dr & State Univ Drive North.
For a longer route along the American River, start in downtown, at Discovery Park. Running along the water the entire way, this loop is a full 17.71 miles. Along this route you’ll pass Sutter’s Landing Regional Park, the Sacramento State University campus, and Tiscornia Park.