Sweetwater Bikeway

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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 Bikeway is available at 2nd Avenue and W33rd and Hoover. Parking is available at all entrances. Bathrooms and parking are available at Pepper Park two blocks from the west end of the Bikeway. The Bikeway starts at the Plaza Bonita shopping center and follows the Sweetwater River under numerous roads to reach the bay. At the western end it connects to the Bayshore Bikeway. Further up the Sweetwater watershed there are numerous hiking and equestrian trails through Sweetwater Regional Park. Restaurants are located at both ends of the trail and a food court in the mall.
Another short segment exists along Plaza Bonita Rd., but it is disconnected by 0.4 miles from the main section. This short section crosses under Plaza.Bonita Rd. and ends at Bonita Mesa Rd. The connection between trails can be made travelling southeast by using the bike route on Plaza Bonita Rd. Travelling northwest requires crossing Plaza Bonita Rd twice to connect the segments. Parking and water are available at the Bonita Rd endpoint.

Parking and Trail Access


Don't start at the Marina

   January, 2013 by ruizaid

I am a beginner rider and was looking for a flat terrian so that I could steadily increase my distance and inclines. Well I made the mistake of starting at the Marina... I had my toddler with me and the extra weight made the inclines going under the bridges ...read more

Sweetwater Bike Trail(54 Frwy)

   September, 2012 by thefob

This was a nice easy ride. We parked on the street at the Chula Vista Harbor. Good safe place to park and nice food place there also. My only complaint about this trail is that it is too close to the 54 frwy. Even though the trail was not crowded at all, ...read more