Cash Trail Open in Folsom
A 2.5-mile trail honoring late country music legend Johnny Cash has opened in Folsom, California, allowing cyclists, runners and walkers to conveniently access the city’s historic district and the extensive American River Parkway trail. The first section of the trail opened in 2014, along with the
Johnny Cash Bridge that spans
Folsom Lake Crossing Road. The design of the bridge was based on the look of Folsom Prison’s East Gate guard tower, where a famous photograph of Cash, who penned the 1950s country classic “Folsom Prison Blues,” was taken before one of his concerts. The Johnny Cash Trail is set to host a public art experience beginning this year, with eight large public pieces due to be installed along the route. Cash has become synonymous with Folsom, having famously performed “Folsom Prison Blues” at the site in 1968 during a live concert recording. The Folsom Arts Association is accepting contributions in order to complete the park and art installations.