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Alamo Creek Bike Path

5 miles
A nice shaded path along Alamo Creek in Vacaville. The trail connects in with the Vacaville Spur Bike Path to access downtown. Wildlife such as beavers have been spotted along the creek and greenway.
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Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle-Pedestrian Path (Bay Bridge Trail)

4.1 miles
The Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle-Pedestrian Path, also known as the Bay Bridge Trail, spans the south side of the bridge, offering beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. It’s named for the founder of the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, who passed ...
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Aquatic Park Trail

2 miles
The Aquatic Park Trail travels along a hairpin-shaped route through Aquatic Park and around a small lake narrowly separated from the bay. The trail runs parallel to, and across the road from, the San Francisco Bay Trail Emeryville to Richmond ...
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Black Diamond Railroad Trail

0.8 miles
The Black Diamond Railroad Trail is within the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, a splendid place to visit with a fascinating and unique history. From the 1850s to the early 1900s, the region was the site of the largest coal mining operation ...
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Brown's Valley Road Trail

1.5 miles
An excellent commuter trail that travels along a paved corridor from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.
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Brush Creek Trail

3.4 miles
Like many trails in Santa Rosa, the Brush Creek Trail follow the path of a local waterway. Beginning at its conversion with the larger Santa Rosa Creek, the Bush Creek Trail meanders northward. With its western side paved and its eastern side ...
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Cal Park Hill Tunnel

1.1 miles
The trail through the Cal Park Hill Tunnel offers a quick, smooth ride through the hill that separates San Rafael from the ferry terminal in Larkspur and southern Marin County. As part of the 70-mile SMART Pathway, the trail will share the tunnel ...
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Centennial Way Trail

2.85 miles
The Centennial Way Trail follows the path of the BART line between San Bruno station and South San Francisco station. The BART, of course, runs underground while the trail doesn't. The 10-foot-wide trail is paved with asphalt and has 2-foot ...
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Charles F. McGlashan Pathway

0.6 miles
The Charles F. McGlashan Pathway, in the San Francisco Bay area, was once known as the Tennessee Valley Pathway, but was renamed to honor a former Marin County Supervisor and a passionate active transportation advocate. The trail was part of ...
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Boardwalk

Contra Costa Canal Trail

13.8 miles
The Contra Costa Canal Trail forms a horseshoe shape route, traversing through the urban and neighborhood landscape of Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek and Concord. The trail follows the canal of the same name, passing through several parks ...
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Crocker Park Recreational Trail

2.5 miles
The Crocker Park Recreational Trail loops around Crocker Park businesses in the town of Brisbane. The 2.5-mile, gravel trail begins and ends on Park Lane across from the dog park, although you can pick up the trail at any place where it crosses ...
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Crushed Stone

Crystal Springs Reservoir Trail

13 miles
Note: Crystal Springs Dam crossing is closed for reconstruction. Access is from the north via the Black Mountain/Hayne Exit off I-280, west to "T" intersection, turn left (south) on the frontage road, approximately 1 mile to park. The Crystal ...
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Delta de Anza Regional Trail

15 miles
The Delta de Anza Regional Trail is 15 miles long, running between Willow Pass Road at Route 4 near Concord and Main Street (Rt. 4) at E. Cypress Road in Oakley. The eastern end in Oakley intersects Marsh Creek Trail. The trail also intersects ...
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Devil's Slide Trail

1.2 miles
This innovative road-to-trail project opened for public use in March 2014.  The trail, which features stunning Pacific Ocean views, makes use of a former portion of California Highway 1, which was re-routed here through a pair of tunnels.  The ...
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East Bay Greenway

12 miles
The East Bay Greenway is a proposed 12-mile long, $30-35 million rail-with-trail project that will service Oakland, San Leandro, Alameda County and Hayward. This project will partially be funded by a $10.2 million TIGER II federal grant, awarded ...

Fairfield Linear Park

6.1 miles
Running from Solano Community College on the southwest edge of town and into the town of Fairfield, the Fairfield Linear Park Path provides convenient bike access to the action on campus and in the city center. Once leaving the college, the ...
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Foss Creek Pathway

0.6 miles
Foss Creek Pathway offers a short, pleasant route through the small town of Healdsburg and is lined with public art and landscaping. The trail follows the currently inactive Northwestern Pacific line, but plans are in place to use the tracks ...
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Fountaingrove Bikeway

2.96 miles
Riding alongside the busy Fountaingrove Parkway, this trail is physically separated from the road with a curb and row of trees/shrubs. Riding from the Redwood Highway (101) eastward along the Parkway, this trail provides direct access to Agilent ...
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Fremont UPRR Trail

9 miles
The partially abandoned UP tracks through Fremont offer an outstanding opportunity for an urban trail that has multiple connections to other planned and completed trails and the on street bike network. The extension of BART into the area also ...

Gallinas Creek Trail

1.3 miles
The Gallinas Creek Trail, as its name suggest, follows the Galina Creek for just a little over a mile through the greater San Rafael area. Beginning at Carlos Drive, the paved trail passes through a small residential area, as well as the San ...
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Golden Gate Park and Ocean Beach

6.8 miles
The paths in Golden Gate Park and along Ocean Beach provide a retreat from urban San Francisco and an important part of the growing bike network. There are other paths that meander through the park and provide good walking loops. The trail passes ...
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Highway 101 Path (Novato)

1.2 miles
The Highway 101 Path is a straight shot north coming from Marinwood and ending just outside of Hamilton at the entrance to the Loma Verde Preserve. Several bus stops are also nearby for those using the route as a means of a commuter connection ...
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Iron Horse Regional Trail

27.2 miles
The area surrounding the Iron Horse Regional Trail has an important history as part of the San Ramon Valley's agricultural and ranching past. Today, the Iron Horse Trail connects two counties and twelve cities. It runs through quiet residential ...
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Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail

7.6 miles
The Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail, a 7.65-mile linear park, parallels St. Mary's Road through Lafayette and Moraga. It is intended for hiking, bicycling, and equestrian use. Coursing through the Moraga Valley, connecting Las Trampas Ridge ...
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Lake Merritt Trail

3.1 miles
Oakland’s Lake Merritt Trail closely follows the lake’s shoreline for a pleasant, paved trip with beautiful views and connections to several parks and attractions right in the heart of the city. The lake, named after a former Oakland mayor from ...
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Lands End Trail

2 miles
Riding high on the cliffs at North America's western edge, this San Francisco-area trail offers unbeatable views of Golden Gate Bridge and the Pacific Ocean at San Francisco Bay. Add to that a chance to see old shipwrecks, historical monuments, ...
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Larkspur and Corte Madera Creek Paths

5 miles
From the banks of estuarine Corte Madera Creek to the tangled undergrowth that has wrapped itself around the long-unused Alto Tunnel, the Larkspur-Corte Madera rail-trail runs through a lovely slice of Marin County that illustrates why the area ...
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Lincoln Hill Pathway

1.4 miles
The Lincoln Hill Pathway provides an uninterupted alternative to busy Lincoln Avenue through an urban canyon type scenery between the soundwalls of Highway 101 and the SMART commuter rail project. The pathway has a moderate grade that tunnels ...
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Marin County North-South Bicycle Freeway

25 miles
From Marin County Bicycle Coalition website: When completed, the North-South Greenway will provide an environmentally sound transportation route that will be a model for the nation for alternative transportation and the reduction of greenhouse ...

Mendocino Rail-with-Trail

35 miles
This planned trail along the Northwestern Pacific right of way through Mendocino would parallel busy highway 101 through the scenic wine country and redwood cloaked valleys of Northern California. The trail will largely begin in the urban areas ...

Mill Valley-Sausalito Multi-purpose Path

3.5 miles
Mill Valley–Sausalito Multi-purpose Path is a convenient connection between neighborhoods, schools, shopping, restaurants and a skate park. There is also an adjacent dog park: Mill Valley. Between the skate and dog parks, on a nice day there ...
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Miller Creek Trail

0.6 miles
The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on Old Lucas Valley Rd alongside Miller Creek. Riders will travel on the outskirts of Jerry Russom Memorial Park through a naturally shaded area due to the abundance of trees. The trail ...
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Mission Creek Bikeway And Greenbelt

1.5 miles
From Mission Creek Bikeway and Greenbelt website: The Mission Creek Bikeway will begin at 16th and Harrison Streets, winding around the nose of Potrero Hill, crossing 7th Street and the Caltrain tracks, continuing along the south side of ...

Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (project overview)

300 miles
From www.mc2ct.org: The Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail (MCCT) will be a scenic, 300-mile non-motorized, multi-use trail extending from the Pacific Ocean near San Francisco Bay to the crest of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Users, including hikers, ...

Napa Valley Vine Trail

7 miles
The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 47 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and the valley’s main transportation corridor. ...
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Nimitz Way

4.1 miles
Nimitz Way in Tilden Regional Park follows the ridge between Wildcat Creek and the San Pablo Reservoir on the northern outskirts of Berkeley. The paved 4-mile trail utilizes an access road to a missile base that was decommissioned in the 1970s. ...
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Novato Boulevard Path

1.3 miles
The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-purpose bike path that can be used recreationally, as well as a commuter trail. With roughly a third of a mile travelling on the shoulder and a portion of Highway 101, it connects the south end of South Novato ...
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Ohlone Greenway

5.3 miles
Named for the Ohlone Indians who once lived in the area, this trail doubles as a commuting corridor and a recreation destination for the cities of Berkeley, Albany and El Cerrito. While the Ohlone Greenway is certainly an urban trail, it weaves ...
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Old Railroad Grade

4.4 miles
As it winds up to the eastern peak of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, this picturesque trail offers an exhilarating combination of far-reaching views, history and challenge. The trail follows the route originally carved out for the Mt. Tamalpais ...
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Petaluma Trails

12.5 miles
The Petaluma Trails consist of 5 trails, each one through a unique and scenic part of historic Petaluma. There is a two-mile cicular loop through Shollenberger wetland park and a one mile trail that links the park to Petaulma Marina. A nice ...
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Petaluma-Sebastapol Trail

11 miles
From Sonoma County Trails Council: Sebastopol resident Lynn Deedler has big plans to get walkers and bikers off the highways. Though Sebastopol has a reputation for supporting green programs and businesses and is halfway along the Joe Rodota ...

Richmond Greenway

2 miles
Beginning in 1904, the Atchison-Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad (AT&SF) carried freight through the city of Richmond, reaching its height during World War II when Richmond became a national leader of wartime industry and the woman's labor movement. ...
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SMART Pathway

70 miles
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commuter rail line and parallel pathway will stretch 70 miles between Cloverdale and Larkspur. This dual transportation system will connect 14 train stations and 10 cities across two counties, Sonoma ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Airport to Hunters Point)

11 miles
The Airport to Hunters Point section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) stretches from San Francisco International Airport in the south to India Basin in the north. The trail is in a few disconnected segments and there are plans to bridge ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Alameda, Oakland, Hayward Shoreline)

31 miles
The Alameda Oakwood section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) consists of several short segments, many of which are linked by on-road bike lanes. The route starts at Swan Way and Doolittle Drive just north of Oakland Airport. There are two ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Carquinez Strait, Vallejo, Napa River)

25.7 miles
The San Francisco Bay Trail runs through nearly 50 cities in nine counties and will one day encompass 500 miles. This section of the trail network totals 25 miles in the communities of Vallejo, Benicia, Crockett, Martinez, American Canyon, Port ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Dumbarton Bridge to Bayfront Park)

33.5 miles
The Dunbarton Bridge to Bayfront Park section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) consists of several disconnected segments. Plans to connect them are in the works and will result in more than 30 continuous miles of trail, stretching from ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Emeryville to Richmond)

27 miles
The Emeryville to Richmond section of the San Francisco Bay Trail forms a nearly unbroken path between San Pablo and Emeryville. The trail links to numerous parks along the bay, including throughout Richmond's southern shoreline, connecting ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Petaluma River to Sonoma Marsh)

7.5 miles
The Petaluma River to Sonoma Marsh section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) comprises short but scenic trails. One segment begins at the Petaluma River and follows along Port Sonoma Marina. You can connect to the Sonoma Baylands Tidal Marsh ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Pinole, Hercules)

10 miles
The Pinhole–Hercules section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) consists of several disconnected segments between Point Pinole Regional Park along the Pinole and Hercules waterfronts and Victoria by the Bay in Rodeo. The trail segments make ...
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San Francisco Bay Trail (Pinole, Hercules) Extension

1.5 miles
This project will connect the three isolated segments of trail that are already complete in the area to form a continuous trail along the Bay alongside the active UP and Amtrak rail lines. The project to connect the Pinole Shores to Bayfront ...

San Francisco Bay Trail (San Rafael Bay segment)

2.4 miles
This short segment of the Bay Trail begins near the notorious San Quentin State Prison, makes its way along the shoreline past Shoreline Park, a lagoon, and ends near Pickleweed Park. Views of the bay, shorebirds, and the iconic Mt Tamalpais ...
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San Francisco Embarcadero

5.8 miles
The San Francisco Embarcadero follows the path of the old State Belt Railroad, which transferred cargo from ships to main line railroads and cars onto ferries for trips across the bay. The tracks were extended through a tunnel under Fort Mason ...
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Santa Rosa Creek / Prince Memorial Greenway Trail

17.7 miles
The Santa Rosa Creek / Prince Memorial Greenway Trail follows the meandering course of Santa Rosa Creek, beginning in downtown Santa Rosa and heading west beyond Willowside Road. From end to end, the trail is only about 6 miles. But you can ...
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Shepherd Canyon Trail (Montclair Railroad Trail)

1.4 miles
Tucked in the quiet Oakland hills neighborhood of Montclair, the Shepherd Canyon Trail (a.k.a. Montclair Railroad Trail) is a popular community rail-trail that has come to symbolize the power of community activism. The rail right-of-way, which ...
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Crushed Stone

Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (Cross Marin Trail)

5.3 miles
The spectacular Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (also known as the Cross Marin Trail) sits on the recycled roadbed of the former North Pacific Coast Railroad, which used to run from Larkspur to Cazadero. This family-friendly rail-trail provides a ...
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Sonoma Bike Path

1.5 miles
If you are attracted to the rolling, wine country landscapes and historical architecture of Sonoma Valley, the Sonoma Bike Path won't disappoint. Located in the heart of historic Sonoma, just over an hour from downtown San Francisco, the rail-trail ...
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South Fork Gallinas Creek Path

1.3 miles
The South Fork Gallinas Creek Path creates a bit of an incomplete loop, circling around an enclosed residential area and following the South Fork Gallinas Creek itself. The trail, as well as the community, sits just off Highway 101, the Lagoon ...
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Sweeney Ridge Trails

3.9 miles
This system of trails is located in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo county. From the trailhead in the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno, a paved path ascends two miles to the top of the ridge, gaining ...
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Tiburon Historical Trail

2.6 miles
If you're looking for a gentle rail-trail in Marin County that offers stunning views of both San Francisco Bay and Mt. Tamalpais, the Tiburon Historical Trail is for you. Known alternately as the Tiburon Bike Path and Tiburon Linear Park, the ...
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Ballast

UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths

4.8 miles
Davis is a bike town and they love the trails that connect to the UC Davis Campus. For a little excursion, take the Russell Boulevard Bike Trail out of town and through farmland on this straight shot along Russell Boulevard. From CASkating ...
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Vacaville Spur Bike Path

1.25 miles
The Vacaville Spur Bike Path connects downtown Vacaville on Hume Way to California Drive near Al Patch Park and southern neighborhoods of the city on the old Sacramento Northern railbed. The path also connects to Alamo Creek Bikeway, a trail ...
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West County Trail & Joe Rodota Trail

14 miles
The West County & Joe Rodota trails system takes in some of Sonoma County's most scenic and sweeping rural vistas. The Joe Rodota trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between ...
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