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 trail continues to Shoreline Park and Lake in Mountain View, where the trail follows levees.
In Sunnyvale the trail returns to land, continuing through Sunnyvale Baylands Park and ending at Lafayette St in San Jose.
Future trail projects will close gaps and take the trail into the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge and Alviso Marina County Park. The area once consisted of salt ponds that now are being restored to wetlands. Known among birders for its ideal habitat, the area boasts numerous migrating, breeding and wintering bird species. Amenities include benches, interpretive signs and viewing scopes for wildlife.
Parking and Trail Access
There are numerous access points and places to park along the route. Check the map for more details.