Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Northern Bike Trail

Roughly 2.3 miles outside downtown Sacramento, is the start of the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail. The trail begins at C Street in Sacramento, and goes until Elverta Road in Rio Linda. 

This paved route not only runs through very rural areas, but passes several historic neighborhoods as well. You’ll appreciate the beautiful scenery and running alongside Dry Creek. 

Known for good fishing, Dry Creek and its tributaries have supported anadromous fish. Because suburban development borders much of its length, the Creek is noted for it’s capacity to cause local flooding and as a recreational attraction. 

Moreover, this trail is quiet, and with very few people when compared to other routes.

Public transportation from downtown to C street (start of the route) is available via the yellow bus-line. In terms of returning from the long route, public transportation is available via the green and orange bus-lines.

Essentials
  • 12 miles one way. Start and return at any point
  • 116 feet (flat)
  • C St. & Alhambra Blvd.

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Essentials
  • 12 miles one way. Start and return at any point
  • 116 feet (flat)
  • C St. & Alhambra Blvd.