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Alamo Creek Bikeway

4.4 miles
The Alamo Creek Bikeway is a shaded path along Alamo Creek in Vacaville. The trail connects residents with several parks, including Nelson Park, Patwin Park and Beelard Park. The trail is not just popular with people: various forms of wildlife, ...
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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 San Francisco Bay. The trail runs parallel to, and across Interstate 580 from, the growing San Francisco Bay ...
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Baquiano Trail

0.97 miles
The Baquiano Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. The trail climbs 550 feet from a junction with two hiking trails in the west to the multiuse Sweeney Ridge Trail at the ...
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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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Bon Air Road Sidepath

1.03 miles
The Bon Air Road Sidepath, as its name suggests, closely follows Bon Air Road in scenic Larkspur and Kentfield. The main trail begins at a junction with the Creekside Loop at Magnolia Avenue and runs north to Marin Catholic High School (just ...
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Browns Valley Road Trail

1.5 miles
The Browns Valley Road Trail is an excellent commuter trail that parallels its namesake road from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.
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Brush Creek Trail

2.2 miles
Like many trails in Santa Rosa, the Brush Creek Trail follow the path of a local waterway. Beginning at its convergence 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 San Francisco Bay area's Charles F. McGlashan Pathway 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 developed as part ...
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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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Corte Madera Creek Path

3.52 miles
The Corte Madera Creek Path is open in two disconnected segments that can be linked via a bike ride on low-stress S. Eliseo Drive or a walk or run on its sidewalk. Both sections closely follow the eponymous creek, offering trail users ceaseless—yet ...
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Creekside Loop

1.01 miles
The Creekside Loop offers a scenic, albeit short, route around Larkspur's Creekside neighborhood. Half of the trail follows Magnolia Avenue—where it is appropriately also known as the Magnolia Avenue Pathway—while the more scenic stretch winds ...
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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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Crystal Springs Regional Trail

16.5 miles
The Crystal Springs Regional Trail is a developing network made up of three distinct portions: the San Andreas segment, Sawyer Camp segment and Crystal Springs segment. The two northern segments are wide, flat, paved trails winding around the ...
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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's State Route 1, which was rerouted here through a pair of tunnels. ...
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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

1.3 miles
The Foss Creek Pathway offers a short, pleasant route through the small town of Healdsburg and is lined with public art and landscaping. Open in two disconnected segments, the trail follows the currently inactive Northwestern Pacific line, ...
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Fountaingrove Bikeway

2.96 miles
Coursing alongside busy Fountaingrove Parkway, this sidepath is physically separated from the road with a curb and row of trees and shrubs. The trail—most useful for commuting—provides direct access to the campus of Agilent Technologies, a large ...
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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 ...

Golden Gate Park Bike Path

3.95 miles
The Golden Gate Park Bike Path winds through San Francisco's famous city park, providing both a retreat from urban life and an important link in the city's growing bike network. The paved trail passes by the museums, sports fields and botanic ...
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Great Highway Bike Path

2.47 miles
The Great Highway Bike Path parallels its namesake road on the western edge of San Francisco, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean throughout. The trail provides direct access to the San Francisco Zoo at its southern end and Golden Gate ...
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High Canal Bridge Pathway

1.46 miles
The bulk of the High Canal Bridge Pathway runs alongside its namesake waterway, offering scenic views and a sense of serenity in the middle of the ritzy Marin County communities of Larkspur and Corte Madera. While most of the trail is paved, ...
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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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Joe Rodota Trail

7.7 miles
The Joe Rodota Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in 1984. Seamlessly linked with the West County Regional ...
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Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

7.65 miles
The Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail links its two namesake communities via a former logging railroad corridor that largely parallels St. Mary's Road. Uniquely, mules hauled lumber on the corridor before tracks for steam trains were installed. Winding ...
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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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Lincoln Hill Pathway

1.4 miles
The Lincoln Hill Pathway provides an uninterupted alternative to busy Lincoln Avenue (and busier US 101) via an "urban canyon" between the soundwalls of US 101 and the SMART commuter rail project. The path has a moderate grade that tunnels under ...
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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 Multiuse Pathway

3.7 miles
The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway is a convenient connection between neighborhoods, schools, shopping, restaurants, and both a skate and dog park. The short dirt section at the north end is just a minor neighborhood connection and can ...
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Miller Creek Trail

0.6 miles
The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on the former alignment of Lucas Valley Road. The trail follows both its namesake creek and the newer alignment of Lucas Valley Road on the outskirts of Jerry Russom Memorial Park. The short ...
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Mission Creek Bikeway

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 ...

Mori Ridge Trail

1.17 miles
The Mori Ridge Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. The natural surface path runs from a junction with both the Sweeney Ridge Trail and Notch Trail (hiking only) in the ...
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NWP Railroad Trail

1.31 miles
The NWP Railroad Trail runs on an arrow-straight course through Larkspur and Corte Madera in ritzy Marin County. Its name is derived from the railroad that once made use of the corridor: the Northwestern Pacific Railroad whisked passengers on ...
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Napa River Trail

4.2 miles
The Napa River Trail parallels its namesake river through the City of Napa from Kennedy Park to just south of Trancas Crossing Park. It is currently open in two disconnected segments. The southern segment, which follows the east bank of the ...
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Napa Valley Vine Trail

11.8 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 links Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park via 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 ...
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Novato Boulevard Path

1.3 miles
The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-use trail that can be used recreationally, but is more useful as a commuting route. Closely following its namesake road, the path is completely separated from the busy thoroughfare to provide safe travel. ...
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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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Pacheco Hill Path

1.2 miles
The Pacheco Hill Path is a straight shot along US 101 between Marinwood and Novato. In the north, the trail ends just outside of Hamilton at the entrance to the Loma Verde Preserve. Several bus stops are also nearby for those using the route ...
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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 circular loop through Shollenberger Park and a one-mile trail that links the park to Petaluma Marina. A nice paved path ...
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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 ...

Prince Memorial Greenway

1.3 miles
The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the creek, the trail features native plants and ...
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Redwood Highway/San Clemente Drive Paths

1.21 miles
The Redwood Highway/San Clemente Drive Paths combine to parallel their connecting roadways on the edge of Corte Madera. The combined trail is more scenic than your average sidepath: to the east, views of the marshlands adjacent to the San Francisco ...
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Richmond Greenway

2 miles
Beginning in 1904, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (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

286.1 miles
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will link 47 cities through 9 counties, providing numerous connections to local employment hubs, transit, ...
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Sandra Marker Trail

1 miles
The Sandra Marker Trail runs for a mile on an east-west course through Larkspur, linking the Redwood Highway/San Clemente Drive Paths in the east with the popular NWP Railroad Trail in the west. Both the NWP Railroad Trail and the Sandra Marker ...
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Santa Rosa Creek Trail

15.7 miles
The Santa Rosa Creek 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 a few miles long, but you can more than double that by ...
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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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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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Sneath Lane Trail

1.68 miles
The Sneath Lane Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. From a trailhead in the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno, the paved path ascends to the top of the ridge, gaining ...
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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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Southside Bikeway

1.25 miles
The Southside Bikeway connects downtown Vacaville via a former Sacramento Northern Railway corridor to the city's southern neighborhoods near Al Patch Park. The route is a nice, short path, ideal for family and neighborhood rides, runs or walks. Near ...
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Sweeney Ridge Trail

2.17 miles
The Sweeney Ridge Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. Inaccessible by automobile, the trail must be reached by any of its connecting trails: Sneath Lane Trail, Baquiano ...
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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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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 scenic trail out of town and through farmland on the straight shot along Russell Boulevard.
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West County Regional Trail

5.9 miles
The West County Regional Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in 1984. Seamlessly linked with the Joe Rodota ...
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