Lake Natoma Loop Trail

Lake Natoma Loop Trail

Numerous points of entry
Folsom, California
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This 11 mile trail has enough topography change to keep things interesting but not strenuous. It follows the shore of Lake Natoma, crossing Willow Creek and Alder Creek on wooden bridges. Dogs on leash welcome, and you'll find plenty of splash spots along the way. Be aware, however, that this trail is heavily used by mountain bikers whose attention tends to stay riveted on the ground right in front of them. 

Park in Old Town Folsom to pick up the trial behind the  dog-friendly Lake Natoma Inn, or enter from fee areas at Willow Creek or Nimbus Flats. The Iron Point light-rail station is another option.
 

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Oscar having fun at Folsom Lake. (CC) T. Dibble
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DogTrekkers visiting Folsom will find more than 32 miles of paved, multi-use trails for cyclists, walkers and joggers, including many segments that intersect with open space corridors, creeks and greenbelts. To get a feel for what’s out there, stroll a section of the Humbug-Willow Creek trail system, which meanders 15 miles through a variety of terrain. Or, follow the American River shoreline along a segment of the 32-mile American River Parkway connecting Folsom with the Old Sacramento historic district. more »
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