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 the gaps. The southern segment, called SamTrans Peninsula, is much more urban and you'll likely encounter business folks commuting along the trail or taking a break from work. Near the San Mateo County Transit Authorities maintenance facility you'll find a recreational trail and parcourse.
The next segment north begins in the back of the Costco parking lot along San Bruno Creek, which then merges with Colma Creek. The trail crosses a bridge and then follows the creek to the Bay. From here to San Bruno Park interpretive signs, benches and picnic tables enhance the trail. At the 33-acre Point San Bruno Park you'll find a sandy beach for swimming and a fishing pier.
Farther north, Oyster Point Marina Park has public parking and a rocky shoreline popular with shore fisherman. Past the marina is another sandy public beach. From Oyster Point the trail goes to Oyster Cove and then into the city of Brisbane, ending at Sierra Point.
The Candlestick Point Park section does not link directly to the southern segment but can be accessed by roads. Next to Candlestick Park, Candlestick Point Park has lawns, picnic tables with wind protection and recreation trails. It boasts panoramic views of the Bay, East Bay Hills and San Bruno Mountain.
The last section starts on the north side of Hunters Point shipyard at the India Basin Open Space Preserve. The trail heads to India Basin Shoreline Park and ends at Heron Head Park. In the winter migrating birds are abundant in the marshes. Community groups are restoring native plants here, too.
Parking and Trail Access
Parking and access is available at the parks and marinas along the route.