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Where Can You Bike Around Folsom?

5/30/2023 | By Johnny Cash Trail| Folsom Cycling

Calling all pedal enthusiasts! If you're looking for a way to participate in Bike Month this May, there's no better place to come across than Folsom. From scenic waterfronts at Folsom Lake to exciting twists and turns in Lions Park, there are over 100 miles of bike trails to enjoy.

So whether you're an iron man completionist or just learning how to ride, sit down and buckle your helmet, here are 5 great places to bike in and around Folsom.

1. Lake Natoma

If you're looking to ride a trail with a scenic waterfront view while also looking to practice your mountain biking skills, the Lake Natoma Waterfront is the place for you to get out and ride. With trails on both sides and a bridge to get you across, this area is a great place to set casual paved routes while also getting to experience slightly more rigorous dirt paths and trails.

2. Cummings Family Skate and Bike Park

Though it's not a trail, Cummings Park provides a great place to hone your skills and otherwise is a great place to have fun on your bike if you want a more intense and challenging experience. In addition to having a full BMX and skate park, it also is home to 2 dog parks and tons of space to enjoy picnics and gatherings.

3. Hinkle Creek Nature Trail

Away from the waterfronts on 36 acres of pure nature, Hinkle Creek is a great place if you're looking for some trails weaving in between trees, petite pastures, and of course, Hinkle Creek. Additionally, the Hinkle Creek Nature Center is a great place to learn more about the area itself as well as the numerous educational programs they host.

4. Folsom Lake

If you are daring and driven, there is the 55-mi, 3.5-hour journey that you can take around the entire lake. However, if you're looking for a more leisurely tour, there are tons of accessible trails along the waterfront of the southwest and southeast sides of the lake, like Brown's Ravine or the West Shore trail.

Whether you're looking for a beginner-friendly, quick ride near Folsom or an epic 80-mile loop, check out these routes for a bike ride around Folsom Lake.

5. Johnny Cash Trail

With 2.75 miles of trail weaving you in and out of beautiful local landscapes on the only trail in the nation celebrating country music singer Johnny Cash, this trail is one for the books. Enjoy a scenic ride over the wooden Robber's Ravine bridge, a spot made infamous as a hideout by stagecoach robbers, past Folsom Prison, where Johnny Cash recorded a live album in front of an audience of inmates and guards, and over the Johnny Cash Overpass Bridge, which is modeled after the East gates of Folsom Prison.

Do you love cycling in Folsom? Tag us in your photos when you're out and about on the Johnny Cash Trail! #johnnycashtrail