Watsonville, CA Dog Walking Trails and Maps

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Alameda Creek Regional Trail

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Albertson Parkway

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Alum Rock Park Trail

2.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Baine Avenue Trail

0.75 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Barberry Walkway

0.5 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Beach Range Road Multi-Use Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Bol Park Path

1.25 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Calero Creek Trail

1.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Cowell-Purisima Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Gravel

Coyote Creek Trail (San Jose)

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

16.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Embarcadero Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Evergreen Creek Trail

1.2 mi
State: CA
Gravel

Great Meadow Bike Path

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Guadalupe River Trail

12.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Highway 237 Bikeway

5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Highway 87 Bikeway

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Joe's Trail at Saratoga De Anza

1.4 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Loma Prieta Grade Trail

5.5 mi
State: CA
Dirt

Los Alamitos Creek Trail

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete
Accordion

Los Gatos Creek Trail

11.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Lower Silver Creek Trail

1.05 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Matadero Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Montgomery Hill Trail

0.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Grass

Ohlone Loop Trail

3 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Penitencia Creek Trail

2.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Permanente Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Trails

5.38 mi
State: CA
Crushed Stone

Sabercat Creek Trail

2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Francisco Bay Trail

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

San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail

0.1 mi
State: CA
Concrete, Metal

San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail

4.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Santa Cruz Riverwalk

3.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Saratoga Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Gravel

Silver Creek Valley Trail

4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Southern Pacific Railroad Right-of-Way

1.9 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Woodchips

Stanford Perimeter Trail

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Stevens Creek Trail

5.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Three Creeks Trail (CA)

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Umbarger Road Parkway

0.6 mi
State: CA
Concrete

Upper Silver Creek Trail

0.9 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Upper Struve Slough Trail

2.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Watsonville Slough Trail

2.8 mi
State: CA
Concrete, Gravel

West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path

3.4 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 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 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 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
The Beach Range Road Multi-Use Trail runs parallel to State Route 1 along the Pacific Coast, offering a safe alternative for commuters in Sand City, Seaside and Marina, and for students attending...
CA 4 mi Asphalt
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 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
About 35 miles south of San Francisco, the Cowell-Purisima Trail offers a beautiful escape into nature which can be enjoyed by both walkers and bicyclists. Travelers in wheelchairs can also access the...
CA 3.6 mi Gravel
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 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 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
The Great Meadow Bike Path provides an important 1.5-mile transportation route from the main entrance of the University of California at Santa Cruz to the busy campus core. The trail is surrounded by...
CA 1.5 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
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
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
This extremely scenic rail-trail is located in the majestic Forest of Nisene Marks State Park near Aptos, California. The park was the site of major logging operations by the Loma Prieta Lumber...
CA 5.5 mi Dirt
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
Accordion
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
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
Winding along the Pacific coast, the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail offers breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean and a great way to tour Monterey and adjacent communities while enjoying the...
CA 18 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Ohlone Loop Trail offers a birder's paradise in a wetland area of Watsonville on California's central coast. Its location, bordering a residential area, provides easy access for residents to...
CA 3 mi Concrete
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 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 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 301.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The San Lorenzo River Parkway Trestle Trail is the first completed segment of the Coastal Rail Trail, which will eventually run 32 miles from Davenport to Watsonville. The segment from Santa Cruz to...
CA 0.1 mi Concrete, Metal
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 Santa Cruz Riverwalk Trail follows both sides of the river through downtown Santa Cruz, a California beach town on the shores of Monterey Bay. Multiple pedestrian bridges allow easy access to the...
CA 3.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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 Southern Pacific Railroad Right-of-Way passes through residential neighborhoods on the west side of Pacific Grove, providing a nice walking and biking spot for residents and visiting tourists to...
CA 1.9 mi Dirt, Woodchips
The Stanford Perimeter Trail is a multiuse path ideal for walkers, joggers and cyclists. The construction of the trail was paid for by Stanford University, and it is used by both campus residents and...
CA 3.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 Three Creeks Trail will one day span 3 miles through San Jose's Willow Glen neighborhood. In 2018, the western leg of the trail opened, stretching nearly a mile from Coe Avenue to just south of...
CA 0.9 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 Upper Struve Slough Trail is part of a network of trails running through Watsonville's wetlands, offering a natural, outdoor experience and birding hotspot right in the heart of an urban area. The...
CA 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Watsonville Slough Trail follows its namesake waterway through a residential area of the city. It's part of a system of trails in a wetland area abundant with birds; you might see ducks,...
CA 2.8 mi Concrete, Gravel
The West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path is just over 3 miles long, but, with its gorgeous backdrop of ocean waves and dramatic cliffs, you'll wish it was longer. The fairly flat, paved trail winds its way...
CA 3.4 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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Recent Trail Reviews

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Great trail. Start at Marina State Beach

May, 2022 by eandl231-trailink

We didn't like the thought of leaving our car at the Castroville end loaded with stuff for a weekend trip, so we drove a short ways to Marina State Beach and started there. It's a short ride on not-too-busy streets to meet up with the trail just north of the Fort Ord section.
Loved the wide, uncrowded Fort Ord area and enjoyed the ocean views in the Sand City area, though some of that sand on the trail was pretty thick. The trail gets fairly crowded as you get into Monterey so we only took it as far as the wharf, about 10 miles from Marina Beach.
A beautiful ride, on our list of places to go again.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail

Nice 20 mile ride

April, 2022 by seansheridans

Cool sights in wildlife. People here are snotty techies¿. No one says hello back. But ride is nice out to the bay

West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path

Busy Paved Pathway on an Ocean Bluff

March, 2022 by swanf4

Good for walking & jogging but too busy for bicycles, skateboards, scooters. The street along side has a lot of traffic without a bike path so not very biker friendly. It's popular with pedestrians & dogs strolling along probably because there's an entrance to a dog friendly beach along the route. A lot of the route is along the top of a bluff with beach below so it gets very windy and can be cold if not sunny. Beaches are narrow & rocky and more for surfing. The path is nicely paved making it easy to walk.

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Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

This is a fantastic, scenic trail that is very protected for bikes. Can't wait to ride it again.

March, 2022 by gregnmeg

This is a fantastic, scenic trail that is very protected for bikes. Can't wait to ride it again.

Joe's Trail at Saratoga De Anza

A world apart?

February, 2022 by jimrt2

Being on this trail is a lovely escape from the city streetscape. In the works now is County action to close the cement plant at the end of the RR spur this trail adjoins. When that happens, there is a County adopted plan for the trail to extend all the way from Los Gatos to Rancho San Antonio Open Space!

Sabercat Creek Trail

bumpy for skating

February, 2022 by daphne.pareas

This trail is a good length for a stroll. It is hilly and scenic. It is in a valley. The trail is asphalt with cracks sealed with tar. Except for the east end, which is concrete and very wide. I don’t recommend it for skating because it is rough and short. Also the hill at the west end near the bathrooms/parking is very steep.

Saratoga Creek Trail

Very good if you make a join plan with the park

January, 2022 by carivera

I started on the north side, this is a nice walk with small children. After crossing the first road to the south there is a park on the right, pretty good for children.

Stevens Creek Trail

Stevens Creek Trail

January, 2022 by cjmeyerson

In July, 2021, trail was extended south 1/3 mile to Linda Vista Park in Cupertino.

Bol Park Path

If only there was a bathroom!

January, 2022 by taylor.ann.tiffany

This path is very family/kid friendly (flat, playground...bonus playground a mile out...donkeys you can pet, but there are no public restrooms nearby! Would be a four star rating if there was a bathroom.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Excellent for a daylong outing

October, 2021 by laselvabiker

I have ridden this trail many times and would recommend it to just about any level of rider. From Castroville to Carmel, it just keeps getting better. I would recommend to return from Carmel by going over the hill into Monterey on any number of routes. Veterans Memorial Park at the top of the hill gives riders the opportunity to ride into Historic Monterey. Also, there's great restaurants and brew pubs to be found. The Monterey-Salinas Transit hub is there for those that want to take mass transit rather than continue pedaling.
A alternative route going "over the hill" to Monterey would be going up (north) from Carmel Village, to Highway 1 then making a left turn to continue north for less than a mile, then exiting Highway 1 at Aguajito Road. Continue past Aguajito back toward a bridge crossing of Highway 1 and you'll see a bike trail just before you cross the bridge. Take that trail downhill to enter Monterey from the east.
I just noticed another post lamenting that the rider had to drive to the start in Castroville. No, it's not necessary to drive to the start as Monterey-Salinas Transit has excellent routes and will take your bikes onboard if the racks are already taken. Also, same reviewer criticized a area that's not on the trail at all when mentioning Highway 1 north of Moss Landing and the road construction there. That construction was for PG&E gas lines and was completed as of 9/23/21. The road shoulder of Highway 1 is returned, and it's not necessary to "share the lane" with motor vehicles along that section any longer.

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Scenic but some unsafe sections and need to go by car to get to it

September, 2021 by stenman_tl

There is a very short section of bike path from Castroville going to the first highway at which point one is on country roads with heavy trucks and speeding vehicles until one gets to the edge of the city of Marina. From there one crosses multiple intersections until out of the city.

Lots of pedestrians and small children loosely supervised if at all so need to be cautious where sight distances are reduced. Worst once on gets into the city of Monterey. It is not difficult to continue to Pebble Beach and with all the ultra rich having multiple home in this community, road traffic is largely non existant if not on the marked 17-mile drive section.

Getting to Castroville safely requires the use of a personal car. Caltrans periodically sets up construction on Highway 1 from north of Moss Landing and through to Castroville. Often there is only a single lane for bicyclists and cars and heavy trucks with trailers to use and the odds of being hit and killed is very very high as this is the busiest two lane highway in the United States. The section of Hwy 1 through Moss Landing has been very dangerous thanks to the state road work for the past 45 years and nothing has changed and it is as dangerous now as ever.

Saratoga Creek Trail

Most of a trail

August, 2021 by enyar.1643

Gravel to start at the south trailhead, then asphalt. Pretty exposed to a major street in the beginning, then a sound barrier goes up. North end is closed off. Couple of bridges over where the creek would be.

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