American River Canyon

American River Canyon

Although most of Folsom is located south of the American River, many residents of Folsom live north of the river.  There are two large developments in this area, American River Canyon and American River Canyon North. In addition, there are several smaller developments and many custom homes built over a period of many years.

Homes in original American River Canyon, located south of Oak Avenue Parkway, were built by numerous builders from the early 1980’s and into the 1990’s. Nearly all of the homes in this area are good to very good quality custom homes on well-landscaped lots. In the late 1980’s construction started on homes north of Oak Avenue Parkway in American River Canyon North, known by its waterfall entrance.

Since the opening of the Historic Truss Bridge in 2000, homes on the west side of the river are connected to the extensive network of walking and bike trails within the city. The area is also very convenient to Lake Natoma and the State Park at Negro Bar along the American River.