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Discover Your Next Folsom Cycling Adventure

Explore Folsom's 54 miles of diverse cycling trails, from family-friendly lakeside routes to challenging mountain paths. Uncover hidden gems and pedal into adventure!

Did you know that Folsom is a cycling mecca? We don’t like to brag, but we have 54 miles of trails that range from paved bike paths to rolling singletrack, with routes that will satisfy everyone from hard-core gravel riders to families seeking mellower adventures. Many rides extend miles into neighboring Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties, letting you explore as far as your legs will take you!

We’ve put together a range of two-wheel routes for you to enjoy in categories including:

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Kid-Friendly Rides

Shorter rides ensure it’s all fun, and these routes provide fun and safe adventures for the whole family. From lakeshore bike paths to mountain bike features, there’s ample variety to keep everyone happy.

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Adventure Rides

Call it adventure riding, a long day in the saddle, or even a sufferfest. Whatever name you prefer, you’ll find an array of longer routes, including punchy climbs, stunning views, and plenty of miles.

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Waterfront Rides

Folsom’s two lakes offer miles of riding opportunities with incredible views and plenty of options for tires of all types. Mountain bikers can find adventure on the dirt trails along Folsom Lake, and families, road cyclists, and folks wanting a more relaxed pace can explore the paved trails along Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma.

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Gravel Routes

Getting off the beaten path is easy in Folsom! Several longer gravel loops include a mix of paved, gravel, and dirt roads in the neighboring Sierra Foothills. Enjoy solid climbs, stunning views, and quiet roads as you explore the region.

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Road Cycling Routes

There’s something about a well-maintained road that makes some cyclists swoon. Discover the miles of smooth, fast paths in Folsom that feel almost like flying.

Two men cycling on a dirt path

Mountain Bike Trails

Miles of dirt trails can be found throughout Folsom, including along Folsom Lake and Lake Natoma and through the neighborhoods. Those seeking a challenge shouldn’t miss the South Fork Trail to Cronan Ranch (and back!).

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