Bike Trails in California

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  • 203 South Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 203 South Trail parallels Route 203 on the Southern side, from Sierra Park Rd to Commerce Dr. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • 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.
  • Albertson Parkway

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Albertson Parkway is located in South San Jose, just steps away from the sprawling Santa Teresa County Park, which features preserved land and unpaved trails in the rolling Santa Teresa Hills. The short paved trail opened for use in 2009, ...
  • 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 ...
  • Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail passes through the heart of Mission Viejo from South Laguna to Rancho Santa Margarita along an 18.5-mile corridor. The paved trail features many parks in Orange County, with plenty of rest areas and kiosks ...
  • Alton Ave to Orange Street Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Running alongside an active railroad line, this trail primarily serves the recreational needs of local residents and commuters. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are no restaurants, grocery stores, or picnic sites along the trail. There are, ...
  • American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

    State: CA
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The American River Bike Trail (a.k.a. the Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail) hugs the banks of the American River as it flows through riparian habitat preserved by the American River Parkway. The trail runs for 32 miles between Discovery Park in ...
  • 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 ...
  • Arroyo Mocho Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 12.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Arroyo Mocho Trail is a part of a network of multi-use trails in Livermore and which also links with the city of Pleasanton. The trail provides access to neighborhoods, schools, numerous parks, the business district and municipal facilities. ...
  • Arroyo Seco Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 2.4 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Arroyo Seco Bike Path runs about 2 miles between South Pasadena and northeast Los Angeles, offering views of the LA skyline and the distant mountains. It begins on the north side of Pasadena Avenue and travels a short distance west to meet ...
  • Atascadero Creek Trail (Obern Trail)

    State: CA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Starting at Goleta Beach State Park, the Atascadero Creek Bike Path travels west toward Santa Barbara's center, following a flood-control channel. The paved path (a.k.a. Obern Trail) is a popular commuter and recreation trail. Small wildlife ...
  • Ballona Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    ATTENTION: The path from National Boulevard to Duquesne Avenue is now open; however, it may be periodically closed through 2012 because of the construction of the Expo Light Rail Line. The Ballona Creek Bike Path follows the channelized Ballona ...
  • Bannon Creek Parkway

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A popular trail which runs through Jefferson School Park and Bannon Creek Parkway, utilizing a greenbelt throughout most of its length. South Natomas residents can use Bannon Creek Parkway and Natomas Park Drive to access the American River ...
  • Barberry Walkway

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Barberry Walkway runs parallel to Barberry Lane between Corda Drive near Meadowfair Park and Dina Lane. There are plans to extend the walkway along the outskirts of the park to Quimby Road.
  • Bayshore Bikeway (Silver Strand Bikeway)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 17.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Coastal rail-trail experiences don't get much better than this—a long, smooth, palm-tree-lined trail with stunning views of the Pacific, San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline, plus easy access to parks, tot play areas and chic cafes. Before ...
  • Beach Range Road Multi-Use Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Beach Range Road Multi-Use Trail runs parallel to Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast, offering a safe alternative for commuters in Sand City, Seaside and Marina, and for students attending the California State University of Monterey Bay (CSUMB). ...
  • Bear Creek Trail (CA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail follows the scenic Bear Creek just north of downtown Merced. The path grants access to the zoo at Applegate Park and amenities located within the park.
  • Bellflower Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bellflower Pedestrian and Bicycle Trail (signed: Bellflower Bike Trail) is a new 2.3 mile blacktop multipurpose rail trail, which was dedicated in November 2009. It follows the Right of Way of the old Pacific Electric Railway (the Red Cars) ...
  • Black Rascal Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Sand

    A path follows the course of the creek along the north side in an east west course. This trail travels through residential neighborhoods in the Merced area with access to the Merced Mall Shopping Center and Black Rascal Creek Park. Amenities ...
  • Blue Gravel Mine Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Blue Gravel Mine Trail Parallels Buenaventura Blvd. between Canyon Creek Rd. & Placer St. 1¾ mile one way, plus ½ mile extension along Canyon Creek and ¼ mile extension to Teton Dr. Drinking fountain available, but no restrooms Bikes allowed Dogs ...
  • Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Avila Beach section of the 2-segment "Bob Jones" City to the Sea Trail is a short but delightful ride down to the ocean along San Luis Obispo Creek. Starting at the Ontario Road park-and-ride lot, the trail traverses a rocky hillside covered ...
  • Bol Park Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Bol Park Bike Path is a charmer that threads through a peaceful neighborhood in the hills south of San Francisco. At its heart is Bol Park, a strip of playground and lawn laid alongside Matadero Creek. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: No food ...
  • 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.
  • Browns Canyon Wash Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • 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 ...
  • Calaveras River Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 6.71 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Riding alongside one of Stockton's levees, the Calaveras River Bike Trail services many communities and neighborhoods. This east-west corridor provides easy access to many educational institutions including local neighborhood schools, Stagg ...
  • Calero Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Calero Creek Trail runs between Singer Park and Santa Teresa County Park. The trail is paved between Los Alamitos Creek and Harry Road (0.7 mile) and has a gravel surface between Harry Road and the Stile Ranch Trail (1.2 miles) at Santa ...
  • 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 ...
  • Carlsbad Coastal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A short link in the planned Coastal Rail Trail from San Diego to Oceanside. The trail travels along the active Coaster commuter rail line. Extensions of the trail are currently in design and planning stages as of fall 2009.
  • Castaways Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This little trail has expansive views of the mountains, ocean, Upper Newport Bay and the Newport Harbor. Much of the 1-mile path runs along the bluffs in Castaways Park and the trail offers several overlooks to take in the scenery. Both tails ...
  • Centennial Way Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.85 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Chandler Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chandler Bikeway is a jewel tucked nicely into a Burbank neighborhood. The bikeway begins as a well-maintained corridor that runs in the median between the lanes of traffic on Chandler Boulevard. The trail sits on top of the old Burbank ...
  • 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 ...
  • Chico Airport Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This linear trail through the northern sections of bike friendly Chico runs on the abandoned Sacramento Northern RR right-of-way. The trail runs from the Airport to Esplanade and 11th Ave. Bike lanes are avialable on Oleander and Arcadian to ...
  • Chico Durham Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Travel through the orchards south of Chico on this path that runs toward Durham on the abandoned Sacramento Northern RR right-of-way. The trail is popular in the college town that has a rapidly expanding trail network. The Sacramneto Northern ...
  • Chico State Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Chico State Bike Path, also known as the Railroad Bike Path, runs between CSU campus at Cherry Street and W. Lindo Avenue, paralleling an active rail line for most of the way. The trail is popular with students, providing an alternative ...
  • Cloisters Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cloisters Trail offers just over 2 miles of paved pathway along the northwestern coast of Morro Bay. You'll enjoy views of the ocean and sandy dunes, which you can access at many points along the way. Start at Azure Street and travel ...
  • Clover Creek Preserve Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved bike trails on either side of Clover Creek are part of a larger loop around a retention pond at the southern end of the greenway preserve. In addition to the paved bicycle loop there are gravel jogging and hiking trails throughout ...
  • College Trail and Chateau Road Connector

    State: CA
    Length: 0.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The College Trail and Chateau Road Connector runs along Mammoth Creek Road to Sierra Park Rd. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Colton Rail-trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    This urban trail travels along the side of North Colton Avenue and South Inland Center Drive, connecting San Bernadino and Colton. The corridor is an abandoned Southern Pacific rail line and will eventually help residents access the Santa Ana ...
  • Compton Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Compton Creek Bike Path crosses the city of Compton along the east bank of Compton Creek, providing precious open space access to the urban neighborhoods along the way. Compton Creek itself is a tributary to the Los Angeles River and is ...
  • 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 ...
  • Coyote Creek Trail (Los Alamitos to La Mirada)

    State: CA
    Length: 9.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Coyote Creek Trail connects to the San Gabriel River Trail on the southern end, and follows the chanellized bank of the creek through residential and industrial neighborhoods with limited natural connections. A good transportation or commute ...
  • Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

    State: CA
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    For most of its length, the scenic Coyote Creek Trail meanders along its namesake creek south of the city of San Jose. South of Metcalf Road, an equestrian trail parallels the paved trail. A smaller northern section (2.3 miles) near Milpitas ...
  • Crystal Springs Reservoir Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Culver City Median Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The nicely landscaped median park that holds the Culver City rail-trail is mostly frequented by local residents, but also is long enough to give runners or walkers a good workout. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are small markets and restaurants ...
  • DeAnza Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Sand

    Jaun Batista DeAnza discovered as an inland route from Mexico to California's coast across the desert. The first non-native child born in California on the trail December 25th, 1775. Used by stagecoach, cattle ranchers, gold seekers, pioneers ...
  • 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 ...
  • Devil's Slide Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Dry Creek Parkway - Cherry Island and Roseville Segments

    State: CA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Dry Creek Parkway is an enjoyable cycling and walking corridor through northern Sacramento County and southern Placer County that includes trails, parks and open space along Dry Creek. Currently, two segments are completed and future plans ...
  • Dry Creek Trail (CA)

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a paved pathway with a couple of foot bridges and roadway underpasses. You will see many people walking, running, skating, and biking; many people are accompanied by their dogs on leash. At the western end the trail ends near downtown ...
  • Duarte Bike Trail (Duarte Multipurpose Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Duarte Bike Trail (a.k.a. Duarte Multipurpose Path) is made up of paved and parallel dirt trails. Connecting a park, a school and a hospital, it is a wonderful example of a recreation path, transportation corridor and safe route to school. ...
  • Eagle Lake Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and travels just over 5 miles from Christie Campground ...
  • East Bay MUD Right of Way

    State: CA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This right of way spans five and a half miles along an east-west transect in the north part of Stockton. It grants bikers and pedestrians a right of way along the full length of the pass. At this time, there are gaps in the project that have ...
  • East Davis Greenways

    State: CA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

    The college town of Davis is famous for bikability, due in part to the network of neighborhood greenways planned into the community as it grew. This series of bike paths crisscross the eastern part of Davis and links up with the popular South ...
  • East Trabuco Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The East Trabuco Creek Trail is a short blacktop bike and ped trail which starts down at Descanso Park, behind the San Juan Capistrano City Hall, at the confluence of San Juan Creek and Trabuco Creek. The trail heads upstream on the eastern ...
  • Electric Avenue Median Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Grass

    If you believe the setting makes the trail, you wouldn't quibble with the brevity of the Electric Avenue Meridian Park rail-trail. The path is ensconced in a beautifully maintained linear park and offers easy access to a spectacular Southern ...
  • Escondido Creek Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved trail along Escondido Creek can help residents commute to the transit center or to local services and provides opportunities for recreation. The trail connects to the Inland Rail Trail at the Transit Center, which will eventually run ...
  • Escondido-San Marcos Inland Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Inland Rail Trail runs along the side of the Sprinter commuter rail service connecting Escondido to Oceanside. The 6.5 mile section in Escondido and San Marcos is the first segment complete, with Vista currently designing their portion. ...
  • Evergreen Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Evergreen Creek Trail follows its namesake creek between San Felipe Road and Yerba Buena Road. To the north of the gravel trail is suburbia (with a row of trees separating the trail from the houses; to the south is open space, a.k.a. Montgomery ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fay Avenue Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

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

    Make sure you bring your camera for this trail. The Fay Avenue Bike Path runs through the upscale seaside resort community of La Jolla, and opens up to the sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean, abundant palm trees and terra cotta rooftops that ...
  • Fillmore Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short rail-trail begins at the Fillmore end of the historic Fillmore & Western Railway. The dynamic collection of railroad cars clustered around the stating - including one that houses a museum - is the highlight of the route. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There ...
  • Folsom Parkway Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Folsom Parkway trail corridor extends from historic downtown Folsom to the Iron Point Light Rail station near highway. The trail provides a direct connection to three light rail stations, and two major employment centers within the Lake ...
  • Folsom South Canal

    State: CA
    Length: 14 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Folsom South Canal provides a useful connection from southeast Sacramento County to the American River Bike Trail. The canal was constructed in the 1970s as a part of the Central Valley Project and is operated by the Bureau of Reclamation. The ...
  • 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 ...
  • Freeway Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A freeway runs alongside it. High tension lines run over it. The San Diego Freeway is south of it. The neighborhoods with their sound walls are north of it. The eastern portion is stark and open. The western portion has its own sound wall and ...
  • Fresno River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Fresno River Trail runs along the river greenway in Madera, providing a recreation and transportation corridor for Madera residents. There are two completed sections that are separated by a railroad track and Gateway Dr. The city is applying ...
  • Fresno Sugar Pine Trail / Clovis Old Town Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Community support has been integral to the creation of the Fresno Sugar Pine Trail, also known as the Clovis Old Town Trail. Joggers, cyclists, businesses and multiple environmental organizations all came together to support this rail-trail, ...
  • Gallinas Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

  • 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 ...
  • Goleta Beach Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Goleta Beach Trail is popular among UCSB students going between campus and Goleta Beach State Park. The trail follows the seashore from campus to the park; a side loop swings north across the irrigation channel to Sandspit Road. At Goleta ...
  • Goshen Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Goshen trail follows W. Goshen Ave and the active Union Pacific freight line between Goshen and Visalia, serving as a connection between the two towns. Bordered by industrial uses and residential subdivisions, the surroundings have been ...
  • Guadalupe River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The northern segment of the Guadalupe River Trail runs from the Bay in Alviso beneath most roadways, including under SR 237, US Highway 101 and I-880, as it makes its way past San Jose Airport, past the Shark Tank (San Jose Pavilion) and through ...
  • Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Half Moon Bay State Park's Coastside Trail runs parallel to the Pacific Coast along what used to be the Ocean Shore Railroad. The railroad itself was in operation for just 14 years before it was driven out of business in the early 1920s by the ...
  • Hammond Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Undulating along the Northern California coastline, the 5.5-mile Hammond Trail provides adventure, history and beautiful vistas. Constructed along a portion of the abandoned Little River and Hammond Railroad properties, the railroad line once ...
  • Hetch-Hetchy Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Hetch-Hetchy Trail is a 2.8 mile Class 1 Trail on the approximately 100 foot wide right-a-way of the Hetch-Hetchy water pipeline, which is operated by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, extends diagonally east-west through the ...
  • Hicks Canyon Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

    The Hicks Canyon Trail is a short but scenic 2.28 mile blacktop trail along the landscaped Hicks Canyon Wash. It starts at the Peters Canyon Wash Trail near Hicks Canyon Community Park and climbs up the wash to end on Portola Parkway just west ...
  • Highway 101 Path (Novato)

    State: CA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Highway 237 Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Dirt

    The Highway 237 Bikeway parallels State Route 237 between McCarthy Boulevard in Milpitas to the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail in Santa Clara. The trail runs in two main segments on the south side of Highway 237: (1) between McCarthy Blvd and ...
  • Highway 56 Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Highway 56 Bike Path provides a traffic-separated connection between inland and coastal San Diego County. The route gradually inclines traveling inland and parallels State Route 56 closely for much of the way. There's a short on-road segment ...
  • Highway 87 Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Highway 87 Bikeway follows Route 87 between Willow Street in the north and Santa Teresa Boulevard at W. Valley Freeway (Route 85) in the south. Basically, the trail forms the missing link between the two segments of the Guadelupe River Trail. ...
  • Hikshari Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Hikshari Trail winds through the Elk River Access Area in the northern California city of Eureka. As it follows the river, you'll enjoy views of the water, coastal willows, and sand dunes. Many trailside benches are available to take it all ...
  • Humbug-Willow Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 13.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Humbug-Willow Creek Trail is really a collection of multi-use trails in the city of Folsom, about 32 miles' worth, and more are planned. The trails snake throughout the city, between Folsom Lake in the north and Alder Creek in the south ...
  • Imperial Valley College Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Imperial Valley College Bike Path sits 60' feet below sea level! The 3.9 mile asphalt path runs 2.9 miles along the north side of Aten Road, and turns north at Clark Road for 0.5 miles to La Paz Drive. The last mile is an excellent curvy, ...
  • Iron Horse Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 27.2 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 ...
  • Isabel Avenue Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Isabel Avenue Trail provides a N-S corridor on the western boundary of the city of Livermore. This trail primarily services adjacent neighborhoods on the eastern side of the Isabel Ave/Kitty Hawk Drive. This trail also connects to the Arroyo ...
  • Jeffrey Open Space Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Jeffrey Open Space Trail has won awards for its landscaping and innovative design of incorporating a series of intaglio panels in the concrete bed of the trail. The panels take you through a history of the Irvine Ranch, from the early days ...
  • Joe's Trail at Saratoga De Anza

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Joe's Trail at Saratoga de Anza parallels the south side of the active railroad tracks that travel through a residential area of Saratoga, a California community just south of the San Francisco Bay. The trail is part of the Juan Bautista de ...
  • Johnny Cash Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Johnny Cash Trail skirts the Folsom State Prison, which Cash sang about in his well-known 1955 song "Folsom Prison Blues." The trail—formerly known as the Folsom Lake Trail due to its position at the south end of the lake—was renamed in ...
  • Kern River Parkway Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The trail's western end point is near the California State University campus and proceeds through several city parks with water and restroom facilities. The eastern end traverses through working oil fields. Watch for wildlife that inhabit this ...
  • LARIO Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 17 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The LARIO Trail extends along the southern reaches of the channelized LA River, providing a trail corridor through a variety of natural and industrial landscapes and connecting riders to the ocean in Long Beach. The vision for the trail network ...
  • Lafayette/Moraga Regional Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    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 ...
  • Laguna Creek Parkway

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Laguna Creek Parkway contains a variety of paved and dirt trails along the flood control features of Laguna and Elk Grove Creeks. There are several segments of paths, with the longest unbroken section about 2.25 miles long. That segment ...
  • Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 9.5 miles of the southwest shore of Lake Almanor, winding through an evergreen ...
  • Lake Mary Road Bikepath

    State: CA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Mary Road Bikepath runs from Minaret Road south to Twin Lakes Road on the Western side of Mammoth Lakes. There are plans to extend the path from Twin Lakes Road to the Lake George Parking lot. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes ...
  • Lake Merritt Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    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 ...
  • Lake Natoma Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although most area residents (and Google Maps) consider the Lake Natoma Trail part of the American River Bike Trail, it is a separate trail in its own right. The Lake Natoma Trail dips and dives over many small rises along the southeast side ...
  • Lake Tahoe Bike Paths (North Shore)

    State: CA, NV
    Length: 19.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lake Tahoe Bike Trails meander along the north shore on both the California and Nevada sides of the lake. The trails form a network of both paved and unpaved routes; some streets also have desingated bike lanes. The trails link residential, ...
  • Lake Tahoe Bike Paths (South Shore)

    State: CA, NV
    Length: 10.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Lake Tahoe Bike Trails meander along the south shore throughout both the California and Nevada sides of the lake. The trails form a network of both paved and unpaved routes; some streets also have designated bike lanes. The trails link residential, ...
  • Lakeside Trail (CA)

    State: CA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Although only a mile, the Tahoe City Lakeside Trail is a key connector between the bike paths along the north shore of Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River. The waterfront promenade stretches from the river dam through the Tahoe State Recreation ...
  • 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 ...
  • Lewis S. Eaton Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.15 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Lewis S. Eaton Trail is the backbone of the growing trail network along the 22-mile San Joaquin River Parkway. The main trail has 5 paved miles and is ADA accessible, spur trails are natural surface. Enjoys views of the Sierra Nevada and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Linear Park (CA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Running through downtown San Diego, Linear Park is a vibrant, palm-lined ribbon that parallels an active trolley line along Harbor Drive. The trail provides direct access to many of the city's highlights, and its rich supply of public art, grassy ...
  • Lodestar Drive Connector

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Lodestar Drive Connector parallels Lodestar Drive from Majestic Pines Drive to Meridian Blvd. in Mammoth Lakes. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Los Alamitos Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Los Alamitos Creek Trail runs along its namesake creek between Los Alamitos Park and Almaden Lake Park. Between McKean Road and Camden Avenue at Singer Park, the trail runs along both sides of the creek. It passes through a series of parks ...
  • Los Angeles River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This 7-mile trail is part of the Los Angeles River Greenway. The Los Angeles River is 51 miles long, starting at the Western end of the San Fernando Valley and flowing into the Pacific Ocean in Long Beach. There are plans to build trails, parks ...
  • Los Banos Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Los Banos Rail Trail offers a 1-mile alternative to non-motorized travel through downtown Los Banos, paralleling H Street between Mecry Springs Road and 2nd Street. The trail occupies a disused rail right-of-way and includes exercise stations, ...
  • Los Gatos Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 11.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

    It is difficult to travel through suburban Santa Clara County for more than a few minutes without noticing an abundance of cyclists and runners in the area. If you are strolling to downtown Los Gatos, chances are that the biker whizzing by you ...
  • Lower Silver Creek Trail (North)

    State: CA
    Length: 1.05 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Lower Silver Creek Trail, North, runs in a nearly straight line between Ocala Avenue and Abed Court. Between Foxdale Drive and Logsden Way there's a short (about 0.25) on-street connection. There are plans to extend the trail south from Ocala ...
  • Lower Silver Creek Trail (Umbarger Walkway)

    State: CA
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Lower Silver Creek Trail is also known as the Umbarger Walkway, which parallels Umbarger Road for just over a half mile between Plumas Drive and Tuers Road in a narrow strip of greenspace surrounded by suburbia.
  • Main Path

    State: CA
    Length: 0.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Main Path runs along Main Street/Route 203 from Sierra Blvd to the Frontage Road near the Motel 6. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Mammoth Creek Connector and Waterford Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mammoth Creek Connector and Waterford Trail runs from Waterford Ave. to Majestic Pines Dr. on the Western side of Mammoth Lakes. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Mammoth Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mammoth Creek Trail runs from Old Mammoth Road to Meridian Blvd. on the eastern side of Mammoth Lakes. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Mammoth Lakes Trail System

    State: CA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Mammoth Lakes Trail System is a system of recreational multi-use trails within the town of Mammoth Lakes. The system includes the 203 South Trail, the Shady Rest Trail, the Trails End Access Trail, the Mammoth Creek Trail, the College ...
  • Manteca Tidewater Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • Maria Ignacio Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The paved Maria Ignacio Creek Trail (also called Maria Ygnacio) follows the canal of the same name, from the Atascadero Creek Trail near Patterson Avenue north to Pintura Drive at Ribera Drive. It also intersects the San Antonio Creek Trail ...
  • 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 ...
  • Marsh Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Marsh Creek Trail follows the sinuous course of Marsh Creek through the outskirts of suburbia and among the rich farmland of Contra Costa County. The 8.5-mile paved extends between Concord Road in Brentwood and Big Break Lake, where the trail ...
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade connects a number of sites along San Diego's waterfront. The walkway runs on the northern side of an active railroad corridor parallel to the Linear Park, which occupies the southern side of the tracks. Begin ...
  • Matadero Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Matadero Creek Trail offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains as it winds its way through gently rolling hills and rural countryside. The paved northern half of the trail, from Foothill Expressway to Deer ...
  • Metro Orange Line Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Metro Orange Line Bike Path is an 18-mile rail-trail paralleling Metro's Orange Line rapid busway in the northern neighborhoods of Los Angeles. It stretches from North Hollywood to Chatsworth along the former Southern Pacific Railroad Burbank ...
  • Mid-Town Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mid-Town Trail connects numerous neighborhoods in the community of McKinleyville on California's north coast. Morris Elementary School is also nearby from E. Bates Road. The paved trail is a great non-motorized alternative for residents ...
  • Middle Creek Trail (CA)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Middle Creek Trail provides a gentle 2-mile climb along a former railroad bed from the river bottom up to its intersection with Iron Mountain Road. From there, the trail follows an old stage coach road and becomes steeper as it makes its way ...
  • 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 ...
  • Miller Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Miners Ravine Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Miners Ravine Trail winds its way through the city of Roseville, following the course of Miners Ravine and Dry Creek through a wooded greenway and among suburban neighborhoods and business districts, including Downtown Roseville. The trail ...
  • Mission Bay Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 16.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A paved trail that loops almost completely around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island. It links Mission beach and the popular boardwalk with Ocean Beach to the south.The Trail runs through Mission Bay Park where bathrooms, parking, playgrounds and ...
  • Mission City Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Mission City Bike Trail passes through the small city of San Fernando along the active metrolink tracks, roughly paralleling San Fernando Blvd. The trail connects residential neighborhoods to the commercial uses along San Fernando and parks ...
  • 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 ...
  • Modesto Virginia Corridor (Open segment)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Modesto Virginia Corridor represents the transformation of the Tidewater Southern rail corridor into a premier linear park, trail and recreational gathering place. The currently open segment of the Modesto Virginia Corridor (1.75 miles) ...
  • Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail (Monterey Bay Coastal Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Winding along the Pacific coast, the Monterey Peninsula Recreational Trail (a.k.a. the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Trail) offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a great way to tour the city while enjoying ...
  • Morro Bay Harborwalk

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Morro Bay Harborwalk has all the beauty you'd expect from a southern California trail: sparkling surf, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs in the distance. But the best sight is unique to the city: Morro Rock, a volcanic formation rising more ...
  • 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. ...
  • Natomas Westlake Path

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this trail runs along the shoreline of West Lake in the Natomas neighborhood of Sacramento.
  • Natomas Westside Path

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    With the completion of a new bike/pedestrian bridge over Interstate 80, this bike trail provides a long-awaited connection from North Natomas to the American River Bike Trail, South Natomas, and downtown. It allows commuters and recreational ...
  • 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. ...
  • Ninos Parkway

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This paved trail utilizes a utility corridor to connects the Northgate neighborhood with parks and the American River Bike Trail. A Master Plan for the full development of the Ninos Parkway into gardens and parks in complete and construction ...
  • North Davis Greenways

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The college town of Davis is renowned for its bikability and these neighborhood greenways that have been planned into the developments are a major reason why. This series of bike paths that crisscross the northwestern part of Davis connect schools, ...
  • North Natomas Park Network Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Neighborhood trails in North Natomas offer convenient access to parks, schools, and shopping centers through residential greenways. Most are well connected and travel through greenways and along flood channels and basins for the most natural ...
  • North Redondo Beach Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a small section of the North Redondo Beach Bikeway. The bikeway goes from Anza Ave and 190th st to the MTA Redondo Beach Green Line Station on Marine Ave. Be warned that most of this bikeway is along streets without bikelanes. For this ...
  • Novato Boulevard Path

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • Oak Parkway Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oak Parkway Trail covers just over 2 miles across Folsom, a suburb of Sacramento, providing an important connection between the eastern and western halves of the city. The tree-dotted pathway traverses gently rolling hills along a wide green ...
  • Oceanfront Boardwalk

    State: CA
    Length: 2.9 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Oceanfront Boardwalk begins in West Newport Beach at the end of 38th Street and runs nearly 3 miles down the Balboa Peninsula. Along the way, trail-goers will find restaurants, dory fishermen, upscale beachfront housing, and views of ocean ...
  • Oceanside Coastal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Coastal Rail Trail will one day run 44 miles from Oceanside to San Diego along the Coaster commuter rail. Today, short sections of the trail are coming together, including this one in Oceanside, which provides just over a mile of trail. Two ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ohlone Loop Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Ohlone Loop Trail offers a birder's paradise in a wetland area of Watsonville on California's central coast. Its location, bordering a residential area, provides easy access for residents to experience the natural habitats of the Struve ...
  • Ojai Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 9.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Woodchips

    A favorite among rail-trail enthusiasts, the Ojai Valley Trail extends about 9.5 miles north of Ventura from Foster Park in Oak View to the southwestern outskirts of Ojai. Combining this trail with the Ventura River Trail, which extends southward ...
  • 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 ...
  • Old US 40 Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This commuter route between Sacramento and Davis parallels the Union Pacific and Capitol Corridor rail line on the adjacent old US 40 right of way. From Davis, the separated path runs between the rail line and I80 to Road 105. From Road 105 ...
  • Orange Cove Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A pleasant trail that runs diagonally through the city of Orange Cove, the rail-trail connects to James O. Eaton Park, the commercial area and residential neighborhoods. The corridor is dotted with young trees that will grow to turn the trail ...
  • PG&E Greenbelt

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This path dissects Weston Ranch diagonally in between French Camp Road and the San Joaquin River. It ends on the opposite side of Van Buskirk Municipal Park along the banks of the river. Due to its location in a residential neighborhood, there ...
  • Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A neighborhood trail of the first order, the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail links well-kept middle-class neighborhoods on either side of tree-lined Maple Street. DIFFICULTY: Easy. FOOD: There are no restaurants or grocery stores along ...
  • Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail is a great commuter and recreation trail in western San Bernadino valley, with expansive views and connections to community centers and parks. The trail follows the old Pacific Electric Railway, which ...
  • Palos Verdes

    State: CA
    Length: 0.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This is a short hike along the coast of Point Vicente. The hike starts at Point Vicente Interpretive Center, which is open daily for tours and is a great place to watch winter whale migration or view Catalina Island. Picnic tables are available ...
  • Palos Verdes Loop

    State: CA
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Over half of the miles are along the Pacific Ocean. Great route to build both time in the saddle as well as a great cumulative verticle workout.
  • Paradise Memorial Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Located in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Paradise, California, is a warm and inviting city with a small-town feel, and this trail offers visitors the perfect way to see it. You can start at either end; the course described here starts on the ...
  • Penitencia Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Penitencia Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through a suburban greenbelt in northeast San José. On the northeastern end, the trail passes by a series of percolation ponds, and you can take a side trip along dirt paths around them. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Peters Canyon Wash Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peters Canyon Wash Trail is one segment of the Mountains to the Sea Trail - which runs 22 miles from Wier Canyon down to the Upper Newport Bay. It's a nice ride in its own right and even better when combined with the San Diego Creek Trail ...
  • Porterville Rails to Trails Parkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Porterville Rails to Trails Parkway is 1 mile of converted right-of-way of the San Joaquin Valley Railroad through the town of Porterville. The arrow-straight trail runs between Olive and Henderson Avenues near downtown and features benches, ...
  • Quarry Lakes Recreational Area

    State: CA
    Length: 5.38 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Quarry Lakes Recreational Area provides users with a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to its several miles of biking and walking paths, the park also features boating, swimming, fishing, picnicking and beach sports. Dog walkers ...
  • Reedley Rail Trail Community Parkway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Reedley Community Parkway is a multi-use trail for cyclists, pedestrians, inline skaters and other non-motorized uses. The 2.6-mile path largely traverses Reedley's industrial part of town; on the southeast end, however, you do encounter ...
  • 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. ...
  • Rose Canyon Bicycle Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This short and sweet trail is a popular route because of its scenery and the important off-street connection it provides between the Mission Bay and UC San Diego areas. Tucked between an active rail line and Interstate 5, it offers pleasant ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sabercat Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sabercat Creek Trail can be found along its tree-lined namesake waterway in the Mission San Jose community of Fremont, a coastal California city off the San Francisco Bay. The 2-mile paved pathway runs through a former archaeological dig ...
  • Sacramento Northern Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 9.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Follow the Sacramento Northern Bike Trail for a tour of Sacramento and its surrounding communities, weaving through historic neighborhoods and parks and finishing in a scenic rural area. The bikeway also connects with a number of other local ...
  • Sacramento River Parkway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Hugging the eastern bank of the Sacramento River, this trail travels through Old Sacramento and along the Sacramento Southern excursion rail line to connect neighborhoods to the south. The trail makes useful links to the American River Bike ...
  • Sacramento River Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 11.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding. Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The 30-mile ...
  • Sacramento River Trail (Redding)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of Redding's trail system is the Sacramento ...
  • Salt Creek Trail (CA)

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Salt Creek Trail is an approximately 12 ft wide multipurpose trail in both concrete and blacktop with a center stripe plus an equestrian trail in places. It has more arms than an octopus. There are two sections and several branches. This ...
  • San Antonio Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • San Diego Creek Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Diego Creek Bikeway is the spine of the City of Irvine's system of Class 1 bikeways and Class II bike lanes. It begins in Newport Beach and joins Back Bay Loop Trail where San Diego Creek empties into the Upper Newport Bay under the ...
  • San Diego River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Diego River Trail is a network of paths that lead along the San Diego River channel and mud flats and provide access to Mission/Fashion Valley shopping areas. You can walk or ride on either side of the river via the Sunset Cliffs bridge, ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Airport to Hunters Point)

    State: CA
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • 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 (Coyote Hills, Alameda Creek, Fremont)

    State: CA
    Length: 25.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Part of the Fremont section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) runs inland along city streets through neighborhoods and industrial areas without much of a view of the bay. The exception is a small segment along Fremont Boulevard in Fremont—Coyote ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (Dumbarton Bridge to Bayfront Park)

    State: CA
    Length: 33.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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 ...
  • San Francisco Bay Trail (East Palo Alto to San Jose)

    State: CA
    Length: 22.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East Palo Alto to San Jose section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (SFBT) begins at the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve and meanders through the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve and the Lucy Evans Nature Interpretive Center. From here the ...
  • 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 (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 ...
  • San Francisquito Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.36 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail provides many communities a N-S corridor which connection neighborhoods with schools, parks, retail and additional trails. Terminating near Legacy Christian Academy, this trail serves many commuting students. With beautiful vistas ...
  • San Gabriel - Santa Ana River Connector Trail

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

    This popular trail runs along the coastline and acts as a connector between the San Gabriel River Trail and the Santa Ana River Trail. There are approximately 2.5 miles of on-road and bike-lane, mostly between Seal Beach and Sunset Beach. The ...
  • San Gabriel River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 38 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The San Gabriel River Trail extends from the base of the San Gabriel Mountains all the way to the Pacific Ocean. A key component to LA's transportation infrastructure, the trail will eventually connect to the Rio Hondo and Whittier Greenway ...
  • San Joaquin River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail along the San Joaquin River and French Camp levees gives access to the riparian areas south of Stockton from the Weston Ranch neighborhoods. It connects to the PG&E Greenbelt for a potential loop. There is limited access to the trail ...
  • San Juan Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The San Juan Creek Trail starts on the beach where the creek meets the ocean at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA. From there it runs on the levee along the western bank of the creek to the confluence of San Juan Creek and Trabuco Creek in ...
  • San Lorenzo Riverway Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Lorenzo Riverway Trail follows both sides of the river through downtown Santa Cruz, a California beach town on the shores of Monterey Bay. Multiple pedestrian bridges, including a former railroad trestle, allow easy access to the amenities ...
  • San Luis Obispo Railroad Safety Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail along the active UP freight and Amtrack line provides access from the neighborhoods across the train tracks to downtown via the pedestrian overcrossing at the end of Oso Street near the Amtrack station. The city is planning on extending ...
  • San Luis Rey River Trail (Oceanside)

    State: CA
    Length: 7.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The San Luis Rey River Trail is 7.2 miles between Neptune Way on the west end and the College Bridge on the west end. The trail follows the course of the San Luis Rey River and is mostly flat. It's a local favorite among cyclists, walkers and ...
  • San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail, a spur off the larger San Francisco Bay Trail, offers a paved route running 5 miles from Santa Clara to the small community of Alviso on the southern end of the San Francisco Bay. At its north end, a connecting ...
  • Santa Ana River Trail (Orange County)

    State: CA
    Length: 30 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Santa Ana River trail is a 12-foot wide path following the cement-lined Santa Ana River. The trail runs between SR 1/E. Pacific Coast Highway at Huntington Beach and SR 71/Corona Freeway just northwest of Corona. The popular trails links ...
  • Santa Ana River Trail (San Bernardino)

    State: CA
    Length: 20 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Santa Ana River trail is a 12-foot wide path following the cement-lined Santa Ana River. The San Bernardino portion of the trail runs between Arlington Avenue, where Norco and Riverside meet, and Waterman Avenue in San Bernardino. The trail ...
  • Santa Barbara Beach Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail starts at Shoreline Park, the park is long and think encompassing almost a mile of the bluffs just west of Santa Barbara Point. There are plenty of places for picnics and barbecues, equipment for the kids to play on, and a stairway ...
  • Santa Clara River Trail (Chuck Pontius Commuter Rail Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Santa Clara River Trail follows the Santa Clara River, Los Angeles County's last, for the most part, unchanneled river. The trail connects the City of Santa Clarita's four communities: Newhall, Saugus, Canyon Country and Valencia. It includes ...
  • Santa Maria River Levee Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Santa Maria River Levee Trail offers wide open views of distant mountains and the rugged landscape of the Santa Maria Valley. The partially paved trail follows a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1960s and rehabilitated ...
  • Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In 1998, 1.2 miles of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail was open for public use. An additional 2.5 miles is expected to be completed by 2003. The Santa Maria Valley Railroad Trail will be a recreational as well as a functional trail that ...
  • Santa Monica Beach and South Bay Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 21 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Quintessential Southern California, this trail is featured in hundreds of TV shows and movies. Whether you are here on vacation, or live nearby and want to feel like you are on vacation, it is a great way to explore the many personalities of ...
  • 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 ...
  • Santiago Creek Bike Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    The Santiago Creek Bike Trail is a scenic urban ride up a portion of Santiago Creek from beneath I-5 northeast to Collins Avenue. From Collins Avenue, the trail heads south to parallel E. Prospect Avenue then picks up Bond Avenue to Hewes Street, ...
  • Saratoga Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    Saratoga Creek Trail follows the winding course of the creek between just south of I-280 (Junipero Serra Freeway) and Saratoga Creek Park. The trail parallels the Lawrence Expressway/County Route G2 through a strip of greenway, passing through ...
  • Shady Canyon Trail Loop

    State: CA
    Length: 10 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    You have choices. You can ride the Shady Canyon Trail starting at Quail Hill Trailhead. In 4.05 miles you will reach the far end at an intersection and wonder "What next? You can ride the Shady Canyon Trail plus Loop and return to Quail Hill ...
  • Shady Rest Trail Network

    State: CA
    Length: 1.16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Shady Rest Trail Network consists to multiple trail sections. One section parallels Route 203, while the other parallels Sawmill Cutoff up to Sawmill Road. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Shepherd Canyon Trail (Montclair Railroad Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    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 ...
  • Sierra Highway Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sierra Highway Bike Path runs between the Metrolink tracks and Sierra Highway, connecting the communities of Palmdale and Lancaster. The path helps commuters access the Metrolink stations and also provide a recreational route for residents. ...
  • Silver Creek Valley Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Silver Creek Valley Trail follows its namesake creek and paralleling Silver Creek Valley Road. The passes through a country club neighborhood and through open space over a steep hill. The trail offers nice views of the creek and hillsides, branching ...
  • 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 ...
  • Solana Beach Coastal Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The City of Solana Beach portion of the Coastal Rail Trail meanders between Highway 101 and the Coaster Rail Line along the length of Solana Beach from Via De La Valle at the south to Ocean St. at the north. The trail passes through landscaped ...
  • 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 ...
  • Sorrento Valley Road

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Sorrento Valley Road is just that, a paved, two-lane section of road that was closed to traffic in the 1990s when CDOT built an interchange between State Route 56 and Interstate 5. In 1998 the road was reopened to pedestrians and bicyclists ...
  • South Fork Gallinas Creek Path

    State: CA
    Length: 1.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

  • South Fork Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 8.32 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail provides many of Santa Clarita's residential communities with access to the area's great trails. Easily accessible by Placertia Jr. High School near its southern end, this additionally provides additional school transit options for ...
  • Southern Avenue Greenway

    State: CA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    Open space is precious in South Gate, and this greenway that runs under the power lines provides an off street walking and biking route, as well as play areas for the community. There are numerous street crossings, so caution is needed at the ...
  • Stevens Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The trail in Mountain View extends south from its connection to the Bay Trail in Shoreline park, past La Avenida trailhead, under Highway 101, past Whisman School and Park, under Middlefield Rd., past Creekside Park, under Hwy 85, over Central ...
  • Sunrise Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Sunrise Bikeway is a short but important commuter route in the suburbs of northeast Sacramento, linking neighborhoods with businesses and providing an off-road route that parallels busy Sunrise Boulevard. A bridge allows access across the ...
  • Sutter Commuter Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.65 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sutter Bike Path follows a short portion of the old Sacramento Northern Railroad and runs a straight line between Hooper Road and Acacia Avenue. The trail links to bike lanes at Hooper Road, which extend to Butte House Road into Yuba City. ...
  • Sweeney Ridge Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 3.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    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 ...
  • Sweetwater Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Sweetwater Bikeway runs along the Sweetwater River from a park like setting opposite the Plaza Bonita Shopping Center on the east to the yacht harbor at the mouth of the Sweetwater River and the Bayshore Bikeway. Intermediate access to the ...
  • Sycamore Canyon Loop

    State: CA
    Length: 25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Great Multi-Level Trail. From Beginner to Advanced. Several small creek crossings. Starts on the Beach and climbs canyon with trails to ocean views
  • Taft Sunset Railway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A short segment through the town of Taft follows a greenbelt that was the alignment of the Sunset Railtoad. Kern County is investigating trail extension to connect across the valley to Bakersfield.
  • Tallus Connector

    State: CA
    Length: 0.65 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Tallus Connector runs between Route 203 and Meridian Blvd through the center of Mammoth Lakes. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • The Shoreline Pedestrian Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    View, views, views! Have we got views! On a scale of 5, we have 6-7 stars of views. Views across Long Beach Harbor, the cranes of the container port and Palos Verdes beyond. Views down the beach to the mouth of the San Gabriel River. Views ...
  • 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 ...
  • Tracks at Brea

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Currently under construction, the Brea Rail-Trail project ultimately will run through a 3-mile corridor of newly acquired Union Pacific tracks in the city of Brea. The first phase of the construction will connect the Brea Canyon Channel bikeway ...
  • Trails End Access Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Trails End Access Trail parallels Meridian Blvd from Commerce Drive to Sierra Park Road. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Truckee River Bike Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The popular Truckee River Bike Trail is an ideal rail-trail in many ways. Its smooth, flat surface provides all types of users with a scenic easy-to-negotiate route from Tahoe City to Squaw Valley. It connects to other paths for users who want ...
  • Truckee River Legacy Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Truckee River Legacy Trail follows the river's south side, providing scenic views and access to two recreational amenities: the Truckee River Regional Park and Riverview Sports Park. Currently, a 1.5-mile section of the trail is paved. The ...
  • Tulare Santa Fe Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Tulare Santa Fe Trail is located in the heart of the Central San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agriculture areas in the world. The trail extends east to west across the central portion of the town of Tulare, connecting residential ...
  • Tuolumne River Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

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  • Turtle Rock Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Turtle Rock Trail is a short (2.63 miles) but aerobic workout up and down a series of concrete bike/walks (11 wide bikeway and sidewalk combined) which climb through green belts up, over and down the eastern ridge of Turtle Rock. You enjoy ...
  • Tustin Branch Trail - Newport Avenue

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail is a sidepath along Newport Ave. that leads to shopping centers and can be combined with other trails in the area for active transportation opportunities. There are several major streets with signals that interrupt the flow of the ...
  • Tustin Branch Trail - Wanda Road

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This segment of the Tustin Branch Trail follows along Wanda Road from Villa Park Road, linking the bike lanes on Villa Park with the Santiago Creek Bikeway, northeast of E. Walnut Avenue. The trail follows a disused rail line that once serviced ...
  • Tustin Trail - Esplanade Ave

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    If you are looking for a quick escape from the smog and traffic of Southern California, take a trip along the Tustin Trail – Esplanade Avenue. This short trail winds through quiet, palm-tree filled neighborhoods of Tustin in Orange County. Feel ...
  • Two Rivers Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This trail runs adjacent to the American River and connects Jibboom Street and Highway 160. It was awarded the 2007 Project of the Year Award in the Parks & Trails Category by The Sacramento Chapter of the American Public Works Association. ...
  • UC Davis Arboreteum and Putah Creek Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 5.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This is a bike path often used by the residents of Davis. It begins at the beautiful UC Davis Arboretum and runs alongside Putah Creek for most of its length. It traverses through the Putah Creek Bicycle Undercrossing in order to pass under ...
  • 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 ...
  • Union Valley Bike Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 5.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the reservoir between Jones Fork and Wench Creek ...
  • University Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 3.35 mile University Trail ascends the Sand Canyon Wash beginning at the San Diego Creek Trail. It runs the length of the William Mason Regional Park in the wash along University Drive to end at the trail junction at the Jeffrey Overpass. ...
  • Upper Meridian Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.75 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Upper Meridian Trail runs through the center of Mammoth Lakes, along Meridian Blvd, connecting with multiple trails along the way. This trail is a part of the Mammoth Lakes Trail System.
  • Upper Silver Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Upper Silver Creek Trail courses through Silver Creek Linear Park, offering a nice play area and picnicking at the southern end and tennis courts and a basketball court at the northern end. Although the trail is short, it heads up hill from ...
  • Upper Struve Slough Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Upper Struve Slough Trail is part of a network of trails running through Watsonville's wetlands, offering a natural, outdoor experience and birding hotspot right in the heart of an urban area. The trail begins on the north side of Main Street ...
  • 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 ...
  • Venta Spur Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Venta Spur Trail is a 3.31 mile trail along the roadbed of a former rail spur. In 1916 the spur served the Frances Packing House on the Irvine Ranch. Today it serves the local neighborhoods. The western portion is shaded and lushly landscaped. ...
  • Ventura Beach Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The scenic Ventura Beach Trail, also called the Omar Rains trail, begins near the mouth of the Venture River and the Ventura River Trail. The trail goes along the promenade and past Ventura Pier, heading south and east to San Buenaventura State ...
  • Ventura River Trail (Ojai Valley Trail Extension)

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ventura River Valley Trail follows the former Ventura and Ojai Valley Railroad right-of-way, from Main Street in Ventura north to Casitas Vista Road at Foster Park northeast of town. Here the trail continues as the Ojai Valley Trail.The ...
  • Victoria Avenue Bike Path

    State: CA
    Length: 6.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Victoria Avenue Bike Path parallels a scenic parkway dotted with palm trees that was built in 1892 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The northeastern end of the trail offers a peaceful ride through charming Riverside ...
  • Walnut Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This great trail shares a wide corridor with an active railroad line, a Burlington Northern Santa Fe route, through a section of Orange County known for producing oranges and strawberries. The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad line originally ...
  • Watsonville Slough Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The Watsonville Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway through a residential area of the city. It's part of a system of trails in a wetland area abundant with birds; you might see ducks, cormorants, pelicans, herons, egrets, hawks or many ...
  • Watts Towers Crescent Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Grass, Woodchips

    This is a extremely short rail-trail that parallels an existing rail line in the vicinity of the Watts Towers Art center, home of the striking and unique sculptures know as the Watts Towers. DIFFICULTY: Easy FOOD: There are no restaurants ...
  • West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path

    State: CA
    Length: 3.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path is just over 3 miles long, but, with its gorgeous backdrop of ocean waves and dramatic cliffs, you'll wish it was longer. The fairly flat, paved trail winds its way along the southern coastline of Santa Cruz. ...
  • 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 ...
  • West Irvine Trail/Peters Canyon Bikeway

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

    To the rider, the West Irvine Trail and the Peters Canyon Bikeway are one continuous trail with two names in two cities. Both are dual track trails with a blacktop lane for bikes and a decomposed granite track for the joggers and equestrians. Together, ...
  • Westminster Hoover Street Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The trail is not actually on railroad property, but is immediately adjacent to an active Southern Pacific rail right-of-way and crosses an active U.S. Navy rail facility. Three transportation corridors run along Hoover Street between Bolsa ...
  • Whittier Greenway Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 4.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Whittier Greenway Trail occupies part of an abandoned railroad right-of-way in its namesake town, running parallel to Whittier Boulevard and Lambert Road between Mills Avenue and Pioneer Boulevard near I-605. An active rail line travels ...
  • Woodbridge Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The 2.91 mile Woodbridge Trail, while short, is the most scenic of the Irvine bike trails. Views of the two lakes and mountains unfold around each bend. Its a great ride for families and kids  and that is what you will find there, so, while ...
  • Yerba Buena Creek Trail

    State: CA
    Length: 0.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Yerba Buena Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through Evergreen Park behind the community center, paralleling Yerba Buena Road and Park Estates Way.
  • Yorba Linda Recreational Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    A Class I Recreational Trail, with parallel equestrian path, mostly built along an old El Cajon irrigation canal, goes above Philips Paxton Equestrian Center , weaving through the back yards in interesting horse country, a big succulent garden, ...
  • Yosemite Valley Trails

    State: CA
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Woodchips

    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 ...