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Length
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Alameda Creek Regional Trail

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Alamo Creek Bikeway

4.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Albertson Parkway

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Alum Rock Park Trail

2.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Aquatic Park Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Arroyo Mocho Trail

12.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Baine Avenue Trail

0.75 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Baquiano Trail

0.97 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Barberry Walkway

0.5 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Black Diamond Railroad Trail

0.8 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Bol Park Path

1.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Bon Air Road Sidepath

1.03 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Browns Valley Road Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Brush Creek Trail

2.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Cal Park Hill Tunnel

1.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Calero Creek Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Centennial Way Trail

2.85 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Charles F. McGlashan Pathway

0.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Contra Costa Canal Trail

13.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
Accordion

Corte Madera Creek Path

3.52 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Creekside Loop

1.01 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Crocker Park Recreational Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Crushed Stone

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

16.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Delta de Anza Regional Trail

15 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Devil's Slide Trail

1.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

East Bay Greenway

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Embarcadero Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Evergreen Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: CA
Gravel

Fairfield Linear Park

6.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Golden Gate Park Bike Path

3.95 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Great Highway Bike Path

2.47 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Guadalupe River Trail

12.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

4.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

High Canal Bridge Pathway

1.46 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Highway 237 Bikeway

5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Highway 87 Bikeway

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Iron Horse Regional Trail

27.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Isabel Avenue Trail

3.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Joe Rodota Trail

7.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Joe's Trail at Saratoga De Anza

1.4 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail

7.65 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Merced Loop (San Francisco)

4.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lake Merritt Trail

3.1 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Lands End Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Lincoln Hill Pathway

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Los Alamitos Creek Trail

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Los Gatos Creek Trail

11.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Lower Silver Creek Trail

1.05 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Marsh Creek Trail

8.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Matadero Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Miller Creek Trail

0.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Montgomery Hill Trail

0.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Grass

Mori Ridge Trail

1.17 mi
State: CA
Dirt

NWP Railroad Trail

1.31 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Napa River Trail

4.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Napa Valley Vine Trail

11.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Nimitz Way

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Novato Boulevard Path

1.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Ohlone Greenway

5.3 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Old Railroad Grade

4.4 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt

Pacheco Hill Path

1.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Penitencia Creek Trail

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Permanente Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Petaluma Trails

12.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Prince Memorial Greenway

1.3 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Trails

5.38 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Richmond Greenway

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sabercat Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Francisco Bay Trail

286.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

4.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sandra Marker Trail

1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Saratoga Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Shepherd Canyon Trail (Montclair Railroad Trail)

1.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Silver Creek Valley Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sneath Lane Trail

1.68 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Sonoma Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Southside Bikeway

1.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Stevens Creek Trail

5.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sweeney Ridge Trail

2.17 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Tiburon Historical Trail

2.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Umbarger Road Parkway

0.6 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Upper Silver Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Yerba Buena Creek Trail

0.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Alameda Creek Regional Trail runs from the mouth of Niles Canyon in Fremont to the San Francisco Bay, allowing recreational access to the levees on both sides of Alameda Creek and its flood...
CA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Alamo Creek Bikeway is a shaded path along Alamo Creek in Vacaville. The trail connects residents with several parks, including Nelson Park, Patwin Park and Beelard Park. The trail is not just...
CA 4.4 mi 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...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
Nestled between Alum Rock Canyon and the Mt. Diablo foothills, Alum Rock Park west of San Jose is California's oldest city park. From the early to mid-1900s it was a popular resort and spa, complete...
CA 2.4 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Aquatic Park Trail travels along a hairpin-shaped route through Aquatic Park and around a small lake narrowly separated from the San Francisco Bay. The trail runs parallel to, and across...
CA 2 mi 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,...
CA 12.9 mi Asphalt
The Baine Avenue Trail is a short rail-with-trail along an active Union Pacific Railroad corridor in the heart of Newark. The unpaved trail is most useful as a neighborhood connector or short...
CA 0.75 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Baquiano Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. The trail climbs 550 feet from a junction with two hiking trails in the west...
CA 0.97 mi Dirt
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.
CA 0.5 mi Concrete
This 2.5-mile trail segment through San Francisco's Presidio is part of 340-mile network of multi-use trails collectively known as the Bay Area Ridge Trail that climb Bay Area mountain ridges and pass...
CA 2.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Black Diamond Railroad Trail is within the Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve, a splendid place to visit with a fascinating and unique history. From the 1850s to the early 1900s, the region was...
CA 0.8 mi Dirt
The Bol Park Path is a charmer that threads through a peaceful Palo Alto neighborhood in the hills south of San Francisco. At its heart is Bol Park, a strip of playground and lawn laid alongside...
CA 1.25 mi Asphalt
The Bon Air Road Sidepath, as its name suggests, closely follows Bon Air Road in scenic Larkspur and Kentfield. The main trail begins at a junction with the Creekside Loop at Magnolia Avenue and runs...
CA 1.03 mi Asphalt
The Browns Valley Road Trail is an excellent commuter trail that parallels its namesake road from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Like many trails in Santa Rosa, the Brush Creek Trail follow the path of a local waterway. Beginning at its convergence with the larger Santa Rosa Creek, the Bush Creek Trail meanders northward. With...
CA 2.2 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 1.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
CA 1.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
CA 2.85 mi Asphalt
The San Francisco Bay area's Charles F. McGlashan Pathway was once known as the Tennessee Valley Pathway, but was renamed to honor a former Marin County Supervisor and a passionate active...
CA 0.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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...
CA 13.8 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Corte Madera Creek Path is open in two disconnected segments that can be linked via a bike ride on low-stress S. Eliseo Drive or a walk or run on its sidewalk. Both sections closely follow the...
CA 3.52 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
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...
CA 22.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Creekside Loop offers a scenic, albeit short, route around Larkspur's Creekside neighborhood. Half of the trail follows Magnolia Avenue—where it is appropriately also known as the Magnolia Avenue...
CA 1.01 mi Asphalt
The Crocker Park Recreational Trail loops around Crocker Park businesses in the town of Brisbane. The 2.5-mile, gravel trail begins and ends on Park Lane across from the dog park, although you can...
CA 2.5 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone
The Crystal Springs Regional Trail is a developing network made up of three distinct portions: the San Andreas segment, Sawyer Camp segment and Crystal Springs segment. The two northern segments are...
CA 16.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
CA 15 mi 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's State Route 1, which...
CA 1.2 mi Asphalt
A half mile of the East Bay Greenway is currently open from the Coliseum BART Station (at 75th Avenue) to 85th Avenue in Oakland. The paved trail parallels San Leandro Street with traffic signals and...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Embarcadero Bike Path is an important connector between the local commuter rail, schools, and a commercial area on Palo Alto's west side and the outskirts of Stanford University. The paved...
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 1.2 mi Gravel
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...
CA 6.1 mi Asphalt
The Golden Gate Park Bike Path winds through San Francisco's famous city park, providing both a retreat from urban life and an important link in the city's growing bike network. The paved trail passes...
CA 3.95 mi Asphalt
The Great Highway Bike Path parallels its namesake road on the western edge of San Francisco, offering stunning views of the Pacific Ocean throughout. The trail provides direct access to the San...
CA 2.47 mi Asphalt
The Guadalupe River Trail is the spine of San Jose's growing trail network, running north-south through much of the city. Portions of the trail run along both banks of the Guadalupe River, with signs...
CA 12.5 mi 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...
CA 4.7 mi Asphalt
The bulk of the High Canal Bridge Pathway runs alongside its namesake waterway, offering scenic views and a sense of serenity in the middle of the ritzy Marin County communities of Larkspur and Corte...
CA 1.46 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Highway 237 Bikeway parallels State Route 237 between McCarthy Boulevard in Milpitas and Calabazas Creek in Sunnyvale. The trail consists of two main segments: the first is between McCarthy...
CA 5 mi Asphalt
The Highway 87 Bikeway follows State Route 87 between Willow Street in the north and Santa Teresa Boulevard at W. Valley Freeway (SR 85) in the south. Basically, the trail forms the missing link...
CA 4.1 mi 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...
CA 27.2 mi Asphalt
The Isabel Avenue Trail runs north-south on the western boundary of Livermore in the eastern San Francisco Bay area's Tri-Valley region. As its name suggests, the path primarily serves neighborhoods...
CA 3.2 mi Asphalt
The Joe Rodota Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in 1984....
CA 7.7 mi Asphalt
Joe's Trail at Saratoga de Anza parallels the south side of the active Union Pacific Railroad tracks that travel through a residential area of Saratoga, a California community just south of the San...
CA 1.4 mi Crushed Stone
The Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail links its two namesake communities via a former logging railroad corridor that largely parallels St. Mary's Road. Uniquely, mules hauled lumber on the corridor...
CA 7.65 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This 4.5-mile paved trail encircles Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco. The western leg of the loop is also referred to as the Lake Merced Measured Mile and is part of a larger, regional effort...
CA 4.5 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 3.1 mi Concrete
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...
CA 2 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Lincoln Hill Pathway provides an uninterupted alternative to busy Lincoln Avenue (and busier US 101) via an "urban canyon" between the soundwalls of US 101 and the SMART commuter rail project. The...
CA 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Los Alamitos Creek Trail runs along its namesake creek between McKean Road and Almaden Lake Park, where the trail is also known as the Lake Almaden Trail. From its southern endpoint to Camden...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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,...
CA 11.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The Lower Silver Creek Trail runs in a nearly straight line between Ocala Avenue and Dobern Avenue (Abed Court). Between Foxdale Drive and Logsden Way there's a short (about 0.25 mile) on-street...
CA 1.05 mi Concrete
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...
CA 8.5 mi Asphalt
The Matadero Creek Trail, also known as the Page Mill-Arastradero Connector, offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains as it winds its way through gently rolling hills...
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway is a convenient connection between neighborhoods, schools, shopping, restaurants, and both a skate and dog park. The short dirt section at the north end is...
CA 3.7 mi Asphalt
The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on the former alignment of Lucas Valley Road. The trail follows both its namesake creek and the newer alignment of Lucas Valley Road on the...
CA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Montgomery Hill Trail is a short dirt trail traversing Montgomery Hill Park, an undeveloped green space in San Jose. The trail offers nice views of the surrounding area and links Yerba Buena Creek...
CA 0.4 mi Dirt, Grass
The Mori Ridge Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. The natural surface path runs from a junction with both the Sweeney Ridge...
CA 1.17 mi Dirt
The NWP Railroad Trail runs on an arrow-straight course through Larkspur and Corte Madera in ritzy Marin County. Its name is derived from the railroad that once made use of the corridor: the...
CA 1.31 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Napa River Trail parallels its namesake river through the City of Napa from Kennedy Park to just south of Trancas Crossing Park. It is currently open in two disconnected segments. The southern...
CA 4.2 mi Asphalt
The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a work in progress to connect Calistoga to the Vallejo ferry terminal, a distance of 47 miles. The trail will roughly parallel State Route 29, a popular wine route and...
CA 11.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Nimitz Way links Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park via the ridge between Wildcat Creek and the San Pablo Reservoir on the northern outskirts of Berkeley. The paved 4-mile trail...
CA 4.1 mi Asphalt
The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-use trail that can be used recreationally, but is more useful as a commuting route. Closely following its namesake road, the path is completely separated from the...
CA 1.3 mi 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...
CA 5.3 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 4.4 mi Ballast, Dirt
The Pacheco Hill Path is a straight shot along US 101 between Marinwood and Novato. In the north, the trail ends just outside of Hamilton at the entrance to the Loma Verde Preserve. Several bus stops...
CA 1.2 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 2.8 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Permanente Creek Trail offers a linear route through the suburban city of Mountain View, beginning at Shoreline At Mountain View and heading south to Rock Street. The paved pathway includes safe...
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Petaluma Trails consist of 5 trails, each one through a unique and scenic part of historic Petaluma. There is a two-mile circular loop through Shollenberger Park and a one-mile trail that links...
CA 12.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the...
CA 1.3 mi Concrete
The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area provides users with a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to its several miles of biking, walking and equestrian paths, the park also...
CA 5.38 mi Crushed Stone
The Redwood Highway/San Clemente Drive Paths combine to parallel their connecting roadways on the edge of Corte Madera. The combined trail is more scenic than your average sidepath: to the east, views...
CA 1.21 mi Asphalt
Beginning in 1904, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) carried freight through the city of Richmond, reaching its height during World War II when Richmond became a national leader of...
CA 2 mi 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...
CA 2 mi Asphalt
The San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will link 47 cities through 9 counties, providing numerous...
CA 286.1 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail offers a paved route running approximately 5 miles through Santa Clara along its namesake waterway. In the north, the trail connects to the Highway 237 Bikeway (a...
CA 4.6 mi Asphalt
The Sandra Marker Trail runs for a mile on an east-west course through Larkspur, linking the Redwood Highway/San Clemente Drive Paths in the east with the popular NWP Railroad Trail in the west. Both...
CA 1 mi Asphalt
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...
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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...
CA 1.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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...
CA 4 mi 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....
CA 5.3 mi Asphalt
The Sneath Lane Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. From a trailhead in the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno, the paved...
CA 1.68 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
CA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Southside Bikeway connects downtown Vacaville via a former Sacramento Northern Railway corridor to the city's southern neighborhoods near Al Patch Park. The route is a nice, short path, ideal for...
CA 1.25 mi Asphalt
The Stevens Creek Trail is open in two disconnected segments in Mountain View and Cupertino, two of Silicon Valley's growing communities. As its name suggests, both segments closely follow Stevens...
CA 5.9 mi Asphalt
The Sweeney Ridge Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. Inaccessible by automobile, the trail must be reached by any of its...
CA 2.17 mi Asphalt, Dirt
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...
CA 2.6 mi Asphalt
The Umbarger Road Parkway parallels its namesake road for just over 0.5 mile between Plumas Drive and Tuers Road in a narrow strip of greenspace surrounded by suburbia. The similar Barberry Walkway is...
CA 0.6 mi Concrete
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....
CA 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Yerba Buena Creek Trail follows its namesake creek through Evergreen Park behind the community center, paralleling Yerba Buena Road and Park Estates Way.
CA 0.7 mi Asphalt, Gravel

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Upper Silver Creek Trail

CA - 0.9 miles

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....

Novato Boulevard Path

CA - 1.3 miles

The Novato Boulevard Path is a multi-use trail that can be used recreationally, but is more useful as a commuting route. Closely following its namesake road, the path is completely separated from the...

Creekside Loop

CA - 1.01 miles

The Creekside Loop offers a scenic, albeit short, route around Larkspur's Creekside neighborhood. Half of the trail follows Magnolia Avenue—where it is appropriately also known as the Magnolia Avenue...

Tiburon Historical Trail

CA - 2.6 miles

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...

Accordion

Matadero Creek Trail

CA - 1.5 miles

The Matadero Creek Trail, also known as the Page Mill-Arastradero Connector, offers beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz Mountains as it winds its way through gently rolling hills...

Highway 87 Bikeway

CA - 4.1 miles

The Highway 87 Bikeway follows State Route 87 between Willow Street in the north and Santa Teresa Boulevard at W. Valley Freeway (SR 85) in the south. Basically, the trail forms the missing link...

Pacheco Hill Path

CA - 1.2 miles

The Pacheco Hill Path is a straight shot along US 101 between Marinwood and Novato. In the north, the trail ends just outside of Hamilton at the entrance to the Loma Verde Preserve. Several bus stops...

Stevens Creek Trail

CA - 5.9 miles

The Stevens Creek Trail is open in two disconnected segments in Mountain View and Cupertino, two of Silicon Valley's growing communities. As its name suggests, both segments closely follow Stevens...

Prince Memorial Greenway

CA - 1.3 miles

The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the...

Centennial Way Trail

CA - 2.85 miles

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...

Barberry Walkway

CA - 0.5 miles

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.

Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

CA - 4.7 miles

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...

Sweeney Ridge Trail

CA - 2.17 miles

The Sweeney Ridge Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. Inaccessible by automobile, the trail must be reached by any of its...

Arroyo Mocho Trail

CA - 12.9 miles

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,...

Lake Merced Loop (San Francisco)

CA - 4.5 miles

This 4.5-mile paved trail encircles Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco. The western leg of the loop is also referred to as the Lake Merced Measured Mile and is part of a larger, regional effort...

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Trails

CA - 5.38 miles

The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area provides users with a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to its several miles of biking, walking and equestrian paths, the park also...

Baquiano Trail

CA - 0.97 miles

The Baquiano Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. The trail climbs 550 feet from a junction with two hiking trails in the west...

Shepherd Canyon Trail (Montclair Railroad Trail)

CA - 1.4 miles

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...

Brush Creek Trail

CA - 2.2 miles

Like many trails in Santa Rosa, the Brush Creek Trail follow the path of a local waterway. Beginning at its convergence with the larger Santa Rosa Creek, the Bush Creek Trail meanders northward. With...

Joe's Trail at Saratoga De Anza

CA - 1.4 miles

Joe's Trail at Saratoga de Anza parallels the south side of the active Union Pacific Railroad tracks that travel through a residential area of Saratoga, a California community just south of the San...

Old Railroad Grade

CA - 4.4 miles

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...

Charles F. McGlashan Pathway

CA - 0.6 miles

The San Francisco Bay area's Charles F. McGlashan Pathway was once known as the Tennessee Valley Pathway, but was renamed to honor a former Marin County Supervisor and a passionate active...

Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

CA - 22.1 miles

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...

Highway 87 Bikeway

CA - 4.1 miles

The Highway 87 Bikeway follows State Route 87 between Willow Street in the north and Santa Teresa Boulevard at W. Valley Freeway (SR 85) in the south. Basically, the trail forms the missing link...

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Prince Memorial Greenway

CA - 1.3 miles

The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the...

Bay Area Ridge Trail (San Francisco Presidio)

CA - 2.5 miles

This 2.5-mile trail segment through San Francisco's Presidio is part of 340-mile network of multi-use trails collectively known as the Bay Area Ridge Trail that climb Bay Area mountain ridges and pass...

Los Gatos Creek Trail

CA - 11.2 miles

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,...

Stevens Creek Trail

CA - 5.9 miles

The Stevens Creek Trail is open in two disconnected segments in Mountain View and Cupertino, two of Silicon Valley's growing communities. As its name suggests, both segments closely follow Stevens...

High Canal Bridge Pathway

CA - 1.46 miles

The bulk of the High Canal Bridge Pathway runs alongside its namesake waterway, offering scenic views and a sense of serenity in the middle of the ritzy Marin County communities of Larkspur and Corte...

Devil's Slide Trail

CA - 1.2 miles

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's State Route 1, which...

Miller Creek Trail

CA - 0.6 miles

The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on the former alignment of Lucas Valley Road. The trail follows both its namesake creek and the newer alignment of Lucas Valley Road on the...

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Trails

CA - 5.38 miles

The Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area provides users with a wide variety of recreational activities. In addition to its several miles of biking, walking and equestrian paths, the park also...

Centennial Way Trail

CA - 2.85 miles

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...

Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

CA - 4.7 miles

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...

Browns Valley Road Trail

CA - 1.5 miles

The Browns Valley Road Trail is an excellent commuter trail that parallels its namesake road from Vaca Valley Parkway to Brown Street in Vacaville.

Lower Silver Creek Trail

CA - 1.05 miles

The Lower Silver Creek Trail runs in a nearly straight line between Ocala Avenue and Dobern Avenue (Abed Court). Between Foxdale Drive and Logsden Way there's a short (about 0.25 mile) on-street...

East Bay Greenway

CA - 0.5 miles

A half mile of the East Bay Greenway is currently open from the Coliseum BART Station (at 75th Avenue) to 85th Avenue in Oakland. The paved trail parallels San Leandro Street with traffic signals and...

Albertson Parkway

CA - 0.5 miles

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...

Lake Merced Loop (San Francisco)

CA - 4.5 miles

This 4.5-mile paved trail encircles Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco. The western leg of the loop is also referred to as the Lake Merced Measured Mile and is part of a larger, regional effort...

Isabel Avenue Trail

CA - 3.2 miles

The Isabel Avenue Trail runs north-south on the western boundary of Livermore in the eastern San Francisco Bay area's Tri-Valley region. As its name suggests, the path primarily serves neighborhoods...

Lower Silver Creek Trail

CA - 1.05 miles

The Lower Silver Creek Trail runs in a nearly straight line between Ocala Avenue and Dobern Avenue (Abed Court). Between Foxdale Drive and Logsden Way there's a short (about 0.25 mile) on-street...

Petaluma Trails

CA - 12.5 miles

The Petaluma Trails consist of 5 trails, each one through a unique and scenic part of historic Petaluma. There is a two-mile circular loop through Shollenberger Park and a one-mile trail that links...

Sonoma Bike Path

CA - 1.5 miles

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...

Prince Memorial Greenway

CA - 1.3 miles

The Prince Memorial Greenway is a short urban trail on both sides of Santa Rosa Creek in the Sonoma County community of Santa Rosa. A major component of the city's efforts to clean up and restore the...

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San Francisco Bay Trail

CA - 286.1 miles

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a colossal effort to create a 500-mile multiuse trail encircling its namesake bay. Along its course, the trail will link 47 cities through 9 counties, providing numerous...

Joe Rodota Trail

CA - 7.7 miles

The Joe Rodota Trail is built along the corridor of the old Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway, which carried passengers between Santa Rosa, Petaluma and Sebastopol until it was abandoned in 1984....

Bol Park Path

CA - 1.25 miles

The Bol Park Path is a charmer that threads through a peaceful Palo Alto neighborhood in the hills south of San Francisco. At its heart is Bol Park, a strip of playground and lawn laid alongside...

Sneath Lane Trail

CA - 1.68 miles

The Sneath Lane Trail is one trail of many in beautiful Sweeney Ridge, a prime bicycling and hiking area in San Mateo County. From a trailhead in the Crestmoor neighborhood of San Bruno, the paved...

Miller Creek Trail

CA - 0.6 miles

The Miller Creek Trail is a short paved path that runs on the former alignment of Lucas Valley Road. The trail follows both its namesake creek and the newer alignment of Lucas Valley Road on the...

Nimitz Way

CA - 4.1 miles

Nimitz Way links Tilden Regional Park and Wildcat Canyon Regional Park via the ridge between Wildcat Creek and the San Pablo Reservoir on the northern outskirts of Berkeley. The paved 4-mile trail...

Calero Creek Trail

CA - 1.9 miles

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...

Lake Merced Loop (San Francisco)

CA - 4.5 miles

This 4.5-mile paved trail encircles Lake Merced in southwestern San Francisco. The western leg of the loop is also referred to as the Lake Merced Measured Mile and is part of a larger, regional effort...

Silver Creek Valley Trail

CA - 4 miles

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...

Saratoga Creek Trail

CA - 1.5 miles

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...

Permanente Creek Trail

CA - 1.5 miles

The Permanente Creek Trail offers a linear route through the suburban city of Mountain View, beginning at Shoreline At Mountain View and heading south to Rock Street. The paved pathway includes safe...

Golden Gate Park Bike Path

CA - 3.95 miles

The Golden Gate Park Bike Path winds through San Francisco's famous city park, providing both a retreat from urban life and an important link in the city's growing bike network. The paved trail passes...

Creekside Loop

CA - 1.01 miles

The Creekside Loop offers a scenic, albeit short, route around Larkspur's Creekside neighborhood. Half of the trail follows Magnolia Avenue—where it is appropriately also known as the Magnolia Avenue...

Southside Bikeway

CA - 1.25 miles

The Southside Bikeway connects downtown Vacaville via a former Sacramento Northern Railway corridor to the city's southern neighborhoods near Al Patch Park. The route is a nice, short path, ideal for...

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

CA - 4.6 miles

The San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail offers a paved route running approximately 5 miles through Santa Clara along its namesake waterway. In the north, the trail connects to the Highway 237 Bikeway (a...

Richmond Greenway

CA - 2 miles

Beginning in 1904, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (AT&SF) carried freight through the city of Richmond, reaching its height during World War II when Richmond became a national leader of...

Recent Trail Reviews

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

great for kids

June, 2017 by sws626

I did the 11 mile round trip from the Southern Sawyer Camp trailhead to the San Andreas Lake dam and back with my nine year old daughter on a Saturday morning in June 2017. It was her third bike ride of this length and was a big hit. Parking can be tight and the first two or three (freshly paved)miles are crowded with pedestrians, but otherwise perfect for an extended and interesting trip with a child. Unlike a lot of flat paths around the Bay Area, this one has lots of interesting curves and varied scenery. The last stretch to the dam is uphill and a but of a challenge for small ones, but also brings a sense of accomplishment. Highly recommended.

Nimitz Way

Great for strollers

May, 2017 by rko618

+ Good parking. You'll probably have to park along the road because the Inspiration point parking lot is small.
+ Not very crowded. This trail is kind of out of the way so not too many people visit.
+ Great pavement. Perfectly smooth for strollers.
+ Not too hilly. It has some up and downs which is nice for the variety but none of them are strenuous.

I went at 10am in the morning and the fog was still heavy. Could not see any of the views. On the return stint the fog had lifted.

Around mile 1.5 you walk through a small forest of Eucalyptus tree which is really great.

I only walked half way and then turned around and came back. I am looking forward to going back and doing the full trail sometime.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail

Ideal for children

May, 2017 by sws626

Six Mike round trip on North shore of the creek was a perfect experience with my 9 year old daughter. Flat, no traffic, lots of birds, and a picnic table at the end of the road.

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Devil's Slide Trail

Great Trail! Wonderful views.

May, 2017 by sschwinn

The only problem with this trail is that it is too short!

Interesting look at a WWII coastal observation point is a plus.

Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail

New name, longer ride

May, 2017 by sschwinn

Now named the California Coastal Trail, it has been extended through the Half Moon Bay golf links and is now almost 9 and a half miles.Overall it's in very good shape. It could use a little better signage. Great Ocean views with beach access.

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

awesome!!!

May, 2017 by vishnuvardhanm21

Awesome!!!

Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

Coyote Creek - Safety

April, 2017 by ravigai

I have been using the trail between Heller Park to Anderson lake for a few years now. This stretch (15 miles of it) is very safe, you can see families biking/running/walking. Trail is shaded and beautiful, you can spot deer regularly. With Coyote creek itself flowing with with lots of water - the trails is amazingly beautiful.

Guadalupe River Trail

two days two different views

March, 2017 by dst852

Stayed at Hotel near airport and took trial south on Saturday. Not very pretty and lots of homeless. Next day went north which was much nicer and felt safer. Due to rain many of the tunnels were impassable.

Los Gatos Creek Trail

Beautiful trail for running

March, 2017 by vdavis2008z

I had been concerned about this trail due to reviews talking about the homeless that can be seen on this trail. As an older woman running alone, safety is a key concern. Although I did see a couple of homeless, this trail was well populated and well taken care of, so I didn't feel unsafe at all. Due to heavy rains this year, the "creek" was really a river, and was very nice to run beside, although at one point we were diverted to a street as the path was under water. There were lots of runners, walkers, bikers and skaters along the path, and they all seemed to "play nicely together". I went from one trail head for about 7 miles before returning. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire path.

Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

Police suggested a different trail

March, 2017 by vdavis2008z

I headed to this trail this past weekend based on the reviews that it was the nicer and safer trail in the area. I arrived at the trail head to find police activity. They were encouraging a number of homeless to move on. I asked if it was safe to run, and they said it probably would be if I stayed alert, but they recommended another trail that they felt would be safer. They encouraged me to go to Las Gatos Creek trail instead.

Joe Rodota Trail

Nice, flat, scenic

January, 2017 by wastedoncemore

I was in Sebastopol for business and discovered this trail on my morning run. I ended up staying on it for a few miles. It is fairly strait, paved, and flat. There are occasional benches and trash bins and seemed pretty clean. The city had experienced heavy rain a few days before I was there and the trail had some minor flooding in one spot, but I got past it ok. It was pretty.

Contra Costa Canal Trail

Amazing workout on this trail!

January, 2017 by fredrickson.sales

I run about 5 miles up and down hills on this trail. It's always a heart-pumping workout and I love the scenery along the way.

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