Bike, Hike, Ride

Enjoy the GREAT OUTDOORS at American River Resort. In every direction you'll find hiking trails, horseback riding, off-road destinations and more.

Monroe Ridge Trail

The Monroe Ridge Trail

This is a 2.3-mile hike in the hills above Marshall Gold Discovery Park. One trailhead is in the parking lot on the north end of the park. The other, near the Marshall statue. It's an easy family friendly trail with nice views and a couple of good spots for a picnic along the way. Its location near to American River Resort makes it popular for our campers. Trail info and map

Dave Moore Nature Area

Dave Moore Nature Area

This nature area, located 2 miles west of ARR, features a one mile loop, about half of which is wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible. It starts at the parking lot and goes down to the South Fork of the American River and back, passing through several types of habitat. Info and map


South Fork American River Trail

This trail is open to hikers, mountain bicyclists and equestrians. Magnificent views, a variety of terrain and natural environments, the South Fork American River Trail is a premier Gold country trail. Info and map

AllTrails logo

Trails, Trails, Trails is a great site for learning about nearby trails for hiking, biking and horses. Use this link to see a list of the best trails near Coloma. After clicking, see the right side of the page that opens. Here you can set controls to automatically sort the trails by driving distance, length of the trail, level of difficulty etc.

FATRAC mountain bikers

Especially for Mountain Bikers

Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition is active in helping the Department of Parks and Recreation develop and build mountain bike trails in our region. Last we checked, the trails page on their website was under construction. Perhaps it's complete. Check it out.

More links and info about biking trails here

Prairie City SVRA

Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area

The area offers off-highway vehicle enthusiasts a variety of interesting terrain and trails for motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and 4-wheel drive vehicles. There are flat, open grasslands, rolling hills with native blue oak trees, and acres of cobbled mine tailings left after gold dredges combed ancient river beds in search of gold during the late 1800s. website