Bicycling at the Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex is limited to a select number of roads and trails from May 15 - August 15.
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When and Where Can I Bicycle?
Click here to download the Bicycling Map (pdf) to see when and where bicycling is allowed.
Auto Tour - the 6-mile Auto Tour is open to bicyclists between May 15 - August 15. Bicycling is not otherwise permitted. Only stop in designated park and stretch areas. Please note there is no shade along the Auto Tour. Sacramento NWR's trails and hunt area are not open to bicycles.
Auto Tour - the 2-mile Auto Tour is open to bicyclists between May 15 - August 15. Bicycling is not otherwise permitted. No stopping along the Auto Tour. Please note there is very limited shade along the Auto Tour. Colusa NWR's trail and hunt area are not open to bicycles.
Sacramento River NWR:
Trails - Seven of the Sacramento River NWR units have trails open for bicycles. From May 15 - August 16 bicycles are permitted on the trails, except at the Ord Bend Unit. Bicycling is not otherwise permitted. All brochures and more information can be found on the Sacramento River NWR Unit Maps and Recreation page.
- Rio Vista - on South Avenue east of Corning; 6.5 miles of marked trails
- Pine Creek - on Highway 32 west of Hamilton City; 3 miles of marked trails
- Capay - on Road 23, off of Highway 45 south of Hamilton City; 3 miles of marked trails
- Sul Norte - on Highway 162 west of Butte City; 2.5 miles of marked trails
- Codora - access through the Sul Norte parking area; 4.5 miles of marked trails
- Packer - on Highway 45 north of Princeton; 1.5 miles of marked trails
- Drumheller - on Road 67 southeast of Butte City; 0.4 miles of marked trails
Be Prepared! Puncture vine may occur on the edges of gravel roads. Come prepared with a can of fix-a-flat or a patch kit if you plan to bicycle for a few miles.
These are natural and wild areas, be alert! You may encounter ticks, mosquitoes, wasps, yellow-jackets, bees, poison oak, stinging nettle, poison hemlock, rattle snakes (Sacramento River NWR), and mountain lions.