Hiking & Trails

Hikers will love the acres of outdoor recreation and trail systems available near Rancho Cordova, CA.

Hiking Trails in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

Get outside and explore 95 miles of trails in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Explore the park’s 19,500 acres and two beautiful reservoirs. From accessible and paved pathways to more challenging terrain, this park offers trails for every ability level. Enjoy views of the rolling Sierra Nevada foothills as you reconnect with nature.

American River Parkway Trail

Officially known as the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail, this paved two-lane path follows the American River for 32 miles. The trail runs between Discovery Park in Old Sacramento Folsom Lake. Perfect for cyclists, walkers, and runners, the trail includes mile markers, maps, water fountains, and restrooms. You will pass several parks and recreation areas along the way too. Look out for the beautiful bridges crossing overhead, including the Guy West Suspension Bridge and the Fair Oaks Bridge, which dates back to the early 1900s.