Urban Trails: Sacramento

Urban Trails: Sacramento

Davis * Elk Grove * Folsom * Sierra Foothills

John Soares


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The city of Sacramento and the surrounding urban area has a rich history as the state’s capitol. With a half million residents and a diverse, professional workforce, Sacramento is a dynamic and growing urban area--one whose walkers, runners, and hikers will welcome a guide to the best paths, parks, and trails! Metropolitan area includes Davis, Folsom, Roseville, Auburn, Elk Grove and more. Features include:

  • 35 trails in city and nearby towns, hills, valleys
  • At-a-glance chart for easy trail selection
  • Detailed route descriptions, including distance, elevation, difficulty, trail amenities
  • Family- and dog-friendly options
  • Sidebars highlighting area history
  • Full-color photos and maps


John Soares:
John Soares grew up near Redding, hiking in the Sierra before going on to explore trails all over the world. He is the author of several guidebooks, including 100 Classic Hikes: Northern California, now in its fourth edition, and Day Hiking: Mount Shasta, Lassen & Trinity Alps Regions. Visit him online at NorthernCaliforniaHikingTrails.com and on Facebook @JohnSoaresHikingGuidebookAuthor.