Santa Rosa, California (CA) Trails & Maps

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  • Alamo Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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.
  • Alexander Zuckermann Bicycle-Pedestrian Path (Bay Bridge Trail)

    State: CA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Aquatic Park Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Brown's Valley Road Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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

    State: CA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Cal Park Hill Tunnel

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Calistoga Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Calistoga Trail follows the old Southern Pacific rail line that ended in Calistoga. The City of Calistoga was able to pave a class 1 bike path on the route using Bicycle Transportation Account funding. The short trail is level and passes ...
  • Charles F. McGlashan Pathway

    State: CA
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Boardwalk

    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 ...
  • Contra Costa Canal Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 13.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Delta de Anza Regional Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • East Bay Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface:

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Foss Creek Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Fountaingrove Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 2.96 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Fremont UPRR Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 9 miles
    Surface:

    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 and Ocean Beach

    State: CA
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 24.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Lands End Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    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, ...
  • Larkspur and Corte Madera Creek Paths

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Lincoln Hill Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Marin County North-South Bicycle Freeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface:

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 35 miles
    Surface:

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Mission Creek Bikeway And Greenbelt

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface:

    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)

    State: CA
    Length: 300 miles
    Surface:

    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 (Napa)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 44 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and the valley's main transportation corridor. ...
  • Napa Valley Vine Trail (Yountville)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.85 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 44 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and the valley's main transportation corridor. ...
  • Nimitz Way

    State: CA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • North Coast Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 140 miles
    Surface:

    Momentum is building in the north coast to convert the inactive Northwestern Pacific line that was purchased by the State of California as a trail. The North Coast Railroad Authority that now manages the line is discussing the possibilities ...
  • Ohlone Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Old Railroad Grade

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Petaluma Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 12.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Petaluma-Sebastapol Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface:

    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

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • SMART Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 70 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Alameda, Oakland, Hayward Shoreline)

    State: CA
    Length: 31 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Carquinez Strait, Vallejo, Napa River)

    State: CA
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Carquinez Straight & Vallejo section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) is 20 miles in Vallejo, Benicia, Crockett and Martinez. Trails start on the eastern side of Mare Island Strait, and various trails run around Carquinez Strait. There ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Emeryville to Richmond)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Petaluma River to Sonoma Marsh)

    State: CA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Pinole, Hercules)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Pinole, Hercules) Extension

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface:

    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)

    State: CA
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Embarcadero

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Santa Rosa Creek / Prince Memorial Greenway Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    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 ...
  • Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (Cross Marin Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Sonoma Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Tiburon Historical Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast

    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 ...
  • UC Davis and Russell Boulevard Paths

    State: CA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Vacaville Spur Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Vacaville Spur Bike Path connects downtown Vacaville to the southern neighborhoods of the city on the old Sacramento Northern railbed. The path also connects to Alamo Creek Bikeway, which is a nice short jaunt for families and neighborhood ...
  • West County Trail & Joe Rodota Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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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