Sweetwater Bikeway

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The Sweetwater Bikeway runs along the Sweetwater River from a parklike setting opposite the Plaza Bonita Shopping Center on the trail's east side to the yacht harbor at the mouth of the river. The trail follows the river under numerous roads to reach the bay. At its western end, it connects to the Bayshore Bikeway. Farther up the Sweetwater watershed, there are numerous hiking and equestrian trails through Sweetwater Regional Park. Restaurants are located near both ends of the trail, and a food court is available in the trailside Westfield Plaza Bonita shopping mall.

Parking and Trail Access

Access to the Sweetwater Bikeway is available at 2nd Avenue, W. 33rd Street/Hoover Avenue, Plaza Bonita Road and Bonita Road. On-street parking is available at all entrances. Restrooms and parking are also available at Pepper Park two blocks from the west end of the trail.


Lots of river dwellers

   May, 2016 by lharnage

Since moving to San Diego in 2010, I've averaged 2500 miles a year on a Haro 29er on pavement only, riding trail and streets from Chula Vista to Seal beach to the North.I started the sweetwater trail at the marina and headed east up river, I've ridden ...read more

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