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Bear Creek Bikeway

3.6 miles
The Bear Creek Bikeway parallels scenic Bear Creek just north of downtown Merced. The path grants access to the zoo at Applegate Park and amenities located within the park. On the trail's western end, a short rail-with-trail stretch connects ...

Black Rascal Creek Bikeway

4.5 miles
The Black Rascal Creek Bikeway follows the course of the small waterway through residential neighborhoods on the north side of Merced. The trail provides access to the Merced Mall and Black Rascal Creek Park, where amenities such as drinking ...

Calaveras River Bike Path

6.71 miles
Coursing alongside one of Stockton's levees, the Calaveras River Bike Trail services many neighborhoods and provides access to many amenities in the San Joaquin Valley city. The east–west corridor connects many educational institutions, including ...

Central California Traction Line

27.5 miles
From Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation website: The proposed trail will provide a safe location for hiking, biking, and equestrian travel, and will provide access to numerous planned and existing trails and parks in both Sacramento ...

Dry Creek Trail (Modesto)

6 miles
The paved Dry Creek Trail begins near downtown Modesto and meanders east through a series of neighborhood parks along Dry Creek. The pathway features a couple of footbridges and roadway underpasses and is well-used by locals; you will usually ...

East Bay Municipal Utility District Right-of-Way

5.5 miles
The East Bay Municipal Utility District Right-of-Way, as its name suggests, is a trail open on a utility corridor in Stockton, although that city is generally considered to be outside the informal boundaries of the East Bay. The trail spans ...

French Camp Slough Trail

2.7 miles
The French Camp Slough Trail, also known as the San Joaquin River Trail, parallels both waterways on levees in the southern reaches of Stockton. Near its midpoint, the trail connects to the Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt, offering deeper ...

Hetch Hetchy Trail

3 miles
The Hetch Hetchy Trail extends diagonally through the northwestern portion of Modesto on the wide right-of-way of its namesake water pipeline, which runs underground in Modesto. Operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the ...

Manteca Tidewater Bikeway

3.4 miles
The Manteca Tidewater Bikeway is a multiuse trail running north to south through the city of Manteca, California. The flat, asphalt corridor is up to 100 feet wide in places and is popular with bikers, inline skaters and walkers. There is also ...

Merced River Trail

13.1 miles
The Merced River Trail is an ungroomed, mostly dirt trail that follows the unshaded banks of the Merced River within the Merced River Recreation Area. Ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking, the trail offers many stunning overlooks ...

Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt

2.6 miles
The Pacific Gas and Electric Greenbelt bisects Stockton's Weston Ranch neighborhood diagonally from French Camp Road to the San Joaquin River via an overhead electric utility corridor. The main trail ends on the opposite side of the French Camp ...

Sugar Pine Railway - Strawberry Branch

5.04 miles
For more than 50 years in the early 1900s, the Sugar Pine Railway operated steam trains to haul logs along the Stanislaus River for the Standard Lumber Company and later the Pickering Lumber Company. Today this wooded corridor hosts a gentle ...

Tuolumne River Trail

2.3 miles
The Tuolumne River Trail is a winding path that follows the course of its namesake river in Modesto. The scenic trail captures the true beauty of the region's landscape as it loops through dense riverside woodlands. The trail also provides ...

Virginia Corridor Trailway

2.7 miles
The Virginia Corridor Trailway represents the transformation of a former Tidewater Southern Railway corridor in Modesto into a premier linear park, trail and recreational gathering place. Currently open from College Avenue to Woodrow Avenue, ...

West Side Rails (Hull Creek to Clavey River)

9 miles
If you're looking for quiet solidarity amid the beautiful, rugged scenery of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this trail is for you. The Hull Creek segment of the West Side Railway line is certainly off the beaten path, and it's quite possible you'll ...

West Side Rails (Tuolumne City to North Fork/ Tuolumne River)

5.5 miles
Tucked away in the sparsely populated Tuolumne County, this portion of the Stanislaus National Forest's Westside Rails is a hidden treasure, combining spectacular scenery and a route that represents an amazing feat of railway construction. The ...
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Western States Pioneer Express Recreation Trail

55 miles
The Western States Pioneer Trail runs for 55 miles between East Folsom Lake and Auburn at Squaw Pass. The trail, open to hikers and horseback riders only, follows the winding course of the American River along the old railroad grade built by ...

Yosemite Valley Trails

7.8 miles
Yosemite's seven square miles contain probably more scenic beauty per acre than can be found anywhere in the world. There is no better way to see it all then to leave your car at the campground and tour the Valley in the scenic and environmentally ...