Most Popular Hiking Trails in Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Oaks Nature Trail: This trail is just under a mile, accessible, and suitable for all fitness levels. It travels through oak woodland and creekside habitats with lake shore views and opportunities to see deer, fox, wild turkeys and various reptiles.
Johnny Cash Trail is a 10.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail that is suitable for all skill levels. The trail is used for walking, running, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs must be kept on leash. There are plans to install 8 larger-than-life public art pieces to tell the story of Johnny Cash, his connection to Folsom Prison, and his epic musical career.
Lake Natoma River Trail is an 18.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail suitable for all skill levels, with mostly smooth surfaces and a gentle grade and unpaved trails that parallel the main route.
Darrington Trail: This is a more difficult single-track trail with 800 feet of elevation gain. It is a mostly exposed, rugged trail with beautiful scenery and opportunities to see wildlife and abundant wildflowers in season.
There are many other trails to explore in Folsom State Recreation Area. For more top trails, click here.