Folsom is home to more than 50 miles of Class I bike and pedestrian trails for walking, running, hiking, and cycling.
City of Folsom Active Transportation Plan (ATP)
The Active Transportation Master Plan (ATP) combines and updates the master plans for both pedestrian and bicycle facilities in the City of Folsom. It will guide the planning, development, and maintenance of existing and future bicycle and pedestrian facilities within the city, including recommended citywide active transportation network improvements and Safe Routes to School.
This planning effort is made possible by funding from the SACOG 2019 State of Good Repair Planning and Project Development Grant Funding Program.
The Draft ATP was open for public comment from March 18 through April 24. City staff reviewed all of the comments submitted during the draft period incorporated them into the final version of the ATP (please note: the file is large and may take some time to load depending on the speed of your computer or mobile device). Formal adoption of the ATP was made by the Folsom City Council June 14, 2022.
Contact Brett Bollinger, City of Folsom Senior Trails Planner, with questions about the ATP.
Trail access points are located within most neighborhoods and near businesses and retail centers. The trail system includes:
- Humbug-Willow Creek Trail (HBWC). Folsom’s trails are mainly located in this section of the trail system located along the Humbug Creek and Willow Creek corridor.
- Folsom Rail Trail along Folsom Boulevard.
- Folsom Lake Trail with connections to the Johnny Cash Trail and the American River Trail.
- Oak Parkway Trail between Blue Ravine Road and E. Natoma Street.
Map of Folsom’s trail systems are below. You can also pick up a copy of the main trail map at the Parks & Recreation registration counter at 48 Natoma Street.
For more information, visit the Hinkle Creek Nature Area page.
Folsom Plan Area (FPA) map of planned trails
For more information, visit the Folsom Plan Area page.
- Bike Right: cyclists keep to the right side of the trail (i.e. to the right side of the center line), maintain a safe speed, and pass on the left side of oncoming walking pedestrians. Move to the right after passing.
- Walk Left: walkers and runners should keep to the left side of the trail (i.e. to the left side of the center line and on the pavement or shoulder), facing oncoming bicycle traffic.
- Dogs on Leash: dogs must be kept on a leash (maximum 6-foot length, including retractable leads) at all times.
- Stopping on Trail: pull completely off the trail if you need to stop.
- Stay on Trail: stay on developed trails to preserve the terrain and vegetation. Bicycles and pedestrians are not allowed on unauthorized, non-paved trails.
- Follow all Traffic and Trail Signs: make sure to yield to traffic signs and follow any marked detours. Always watch for vehicle traffic, particularly where it crosses the multi-use trail.
- Bike and Walk Single File: riding, walking, and running single file helps keep the trail clear of congestion and reduces the chances of an accident.
- 15 MPH Speed Limit: the trail system is not designed for extreme biking; riding at high speeds pose a hazard to you and those around you.
- Know where you should be on the trail as a cyclist or pedestrian.
- Please be a good steward of the trails and leave no trace.
- Don’t litter, and pick up after dogs.
- Stay on developed trails to preserve the terrain and vegetation.
On-demand bike lockers are available at the Glenn Drive and Historic Folsom (Sutter Street) stations. These lockers can be accessed by using the BikeLink System.
Weatherproof, secure bike lockers are also available for rent at the Regional Transit light rail stations in Folsom. For more information about bike lockers rental leasing, please call 916-461-6601, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Folsom City Council approved two changes to the Folsom Municipal Code (FMC) Ordinance related to vehicles permitted on the Class I bike trails within the City of Folsom responsibility. This does not include the Lake Natoma Trail or Folsom Lake Trail, which are within California State Parks area of responsibility.
FMC Section 10.26 regulating the use of Electric Personal Assistive Mobile Devices (EPMADs) was deleted as EPMADs are effectively regulated by the California Vehicle Code (CVC) Section 313(a). FMC Section 10.40 pertaining to use of Electric Assist Mobility Devices on Class I Bike Trails (e-assist bicycles, scooters, and EPMADs (Segway). The new Ordinance may be found here: FMC Section 10.40 pertaining to use of Electric Assist Mobility Devices.
The 1994 Humbug Willow Creek (HBWC) Parkway Master Plan is an additional tool with which the Parks & Recreation Department implements trail development and design standards for properties abutting the Humbug Creek and Willow Creek open spaces.
The Humbug-Willow Creek Design Guidelines were established to implement trail development. Adopted by City Council on March 24, 1998 by Resolution No. 5632.
The Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience is an $8+ million project located along the city’s renowned 2.5-mile Johnny Cash Trail. The completion of this public art project is dependent on robust donations and sponsorships. As funds become available, the planned works of public art will be commissioned and installed. Learn more about the Art Experience and donor opportunities at folsomcasharttrail.com.
There are over 30 miles of trails planned in the FPA. Trail development will occur as residential development takes place. Contact Brett Bollinger at 916-461-6632 or by email for information about the trail projects.