Skinny or Knobby (tires)?

You’ve got choices in Folsom. It’s home to over 55 miles of paved trails along the scenic American River and miles of meandering dirt singletrack around Folsom Lake, with opportunities for all abilities!

Folsom Road and Mountain Bike Trail

Got two wheels?
Find your tribe in Folsom

No doubt about it. Riding bikes is fun. Roadies, mountain bikers, cruisers, and BMXers can all agree on that. And with miles of paved and dirt paths all within easy access to Historic Folsom and trailheads around the region (plus a bike park!), you’ll be outside before you know it!

Didn’t bring your bike? No problem. Folsom has cycling shops that offer a range of rentals, including road, cruiser, mountain, and even e-bikes.

Live like a local and start your day with a coffee and breakfast at Karen’s Bakery and Café before heading out along the American River Trail. Then, take it west along Lake Natoma and enjoy smooth sailing to Sacramento or keep it local and explore the trail toward Folsom Lake.

If singletrack brings you joy, check out the dirt trails in and around Folsom Lake, including Darrington Trail, Foresthill Divide, and Sweetwater. Many take you along California’s gold discovery route, a blend of history and working up a sweat!

Trails don’t build themselves (though wouldn’t that be cool if they did?). FATRAC is Folsom’s local mountain bike organization that focuses on trail maintenance, advocacy, and fun events. Speaking of events, Motherlode Epic is a unique point-to-point stage endurance race that features a water taxi across Folsom Lake.

Prefer a more urban adventure? The City of Folsom boasts a wealth of paved trails that crisscross the city, taking you past parks, open areas, shopping, dining, and more. Grab a map and get started!

man riding bike on paved trail next to Folsom lake
child jumping a dirt ramp on a dirt bike.
teenage boy jumping a dirt ramp on a dirt bike

For the BMX and ‘not happy unless my wheels are off the ground’ set, Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park ticks all the boxes. Jumps, banks, rollers? Check. Tabletop? Got that, too.