Folsom’s Johnny Cash Trail

A Popular Destination for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Fans of The Man in Black

In October 2017, the City of Folsom celebrated the completion of the Johnny Cash Trail. The 2.5-mile paved trail provides cyclists and pedestrians with a scenic journey through open meadows and mature native oak woodlands, and views of the American River. The completion of the Johnny Cash Trail also makes it possible to travel a full circle around Lake Natoma entirely by trail, and provides connections to Folsom’s Historic District.

In the one-year period the trail has been open to the public, more than 134,000 cyclists and pedestrians have traveled along the trail. Usage counts are determined by a sensor embedded in the asphalt of the trail to count cyclists, and an elevated sensor located adjacent to the trail to count pedestrians.

Signs posted along the trail mark the future locations of large-scale works of public art that are part of the Johnny Cash Trail Art Experience – a world-class project that honors Cash’s music and his ties to the community.

Folsom's recreational trail system provides more than 50 miles of beautiful paved trails for cyclists and pedestrians. Trail access points are located within most of the city's neighborhoods and near businesses and retail centers. We encourage all trail users to be good stewards of the trails, remembering to leave no trace: pick up after dogs, refrain from littering, and to preserve the terrain and vegetation by remaining on the developed trails.

Trail Safety Tips
Keep to the right side of the trail
Yield to pedestrians
Pass on the left side of oncoming pedestrians/joggers
Ride at a safe speed; single-file in congested areas or when visibility is reduced


Keep to the left side of the trail (facing oncoming cyclists)
Watch for other trail users
Maintain single-file in congested areas or when visibility is reduced

Pick up a free trail map 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Parks & Recreation registration counter, 48 Natoma Street or download a map from the City of Folsom website.