Valley Spokesmen Ride Route

Ride area:   Sacramento, American River Trail Ride
Rating:   1.5     Miles: 63
Description:   n/a
Start:   n/a
At  Turn  Onto

0     Pass beneath the Interstate 5 bridge over the Amer.
      River in Discovery Park.

2.2   Pass beneath the Northgate Blvd. Bridge over canal.

2.8   Pass beneath the Hwy 160 bridge and railroad bridge
      over the American River.

4.4   Pass beneath railroad bridge over the American River.

4.7   Pass beneath the Interstate 80 bridge over the Amer.
      River.

6.1   Pass paved trail to the left at the 6 mile sign. The
      trail to the right goes to CAL EXPO, the California
      State Fairgrounds.

7.4   Pass by the Campus Commons Golf Course which is on the
      right. Pass beneath the Fair Oaks Blvd. Bridge over
      the American River.

7.9   Pass beneath the Guy West Bridge, a pedestrian and
      bicycle suspension bridge over the Amer. River. The
      California State University Sacramento campus is on
      the SW side of the bridge.

8.5   Pass beneath the Howe Ave. bridge over the Amer. River.

10.1  Pass beneath the Watt Ave. bridge over the Amer. River.

13.6  Pass paved trail to the left which goes to the end of
      Arden Way.

13.8  Cross the Harold M. Richey Bicycle Bridge over the
      American River from west to east.

15.9  Pass Cordova Community Park which is on the right.

18.7  Pass trail to the right to restroom.

19.3  Pass through small park with picnic tables, restroom
      and drinking fountain.

19.8  Pass paved trail to the left which goes to a
      pedestrian bridge over the American River and to the
      Sacramento Bar on the north side of the river. There
      is a restroom and drink fountain at this trails junct.

19.9  Pass beneath the Sunrise Blvd. Bridge over the
      American River.

20.2  Pass beneath the Old Fair Oaks Bridge - a pedestrian
      and bicycle bridge over the American River. The
      town of Fair Oaks is on the north side of the bridge.

22.6  Paved trails junction. Turn left.

23.0  Cross paved road which enters the Nimbus Fish Hatchery
      and visitor parking lot. The hatchery, which has a
      salmon and steelhead fish ladder from the American
      River into the hatchery and a visitor center, is open
      to the public. Cross over and then pass beneath the
      Hazel Avenue bridge to the north side of the River.

23.3  Pass by the north end of Nimbus Dam.

27.7  Pass by large parking lot on the right at Negro Bar.

28.3  Pass paved trail to the right which crosses over the
      upper end of Lake Natoma on the Folsom Historic Bridge.
      Lake Natoma is a reservoir behind Nimbus Dam on the
      River.

30.3  Pass through tunnel beneath Folsom Dam Road.

31.3  Beale Point parking lot at beach area in the Folsom
      Lake State Recreation Area. (There is a public restroom
      and snack bar .2 mile to the right on the far side of
      the parking lot. To the left of the road crossing there
      is a campground.)

		  Now turn around and go back!