The Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail offers the best trail access in the Sacramento area. This dog-friendly trail winds from Folsom to Old Sacramento, paralleling the American River and stopping at many key places along the way.
The starting point is Discovery Park, which crosses into the Folsom State Recreation Area from the American River Parkway and terminates at Beal’s Point. The trail can be accessed from most parks in the American River Parkway and from parks in Folsom.
Activities along the 32-mile trail system include hiking, horseback riding, cycling, inline skating, jogging and dog walking. The trail is also a very popular, healthy, environmentally sound alternative for commuting to work.