California Fishing Trails and Maps

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Length
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Alameda Creek Regional Trail

22.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Almanor Rail Trail

13 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail

25.4 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

16.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt

Eagle Lake Trail

5.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Eureka Waterfront Trail

6.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Grimshaw Lake Watchable Wildlife Trail

1 mi
State: CA
Dirt, Gravel

Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail

8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Lake Almanor Recreation Trail

11 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Lake Merced Loop (San Francisco)

4.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Los Gatos Creek Trail

11.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

Merced River Trail

13.1 mi
State: CA
Ballast, Dirt

Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

18 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Morro Bay Harborwalk

0.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Napa River Trail

4.2 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail

4.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

Sacramento River Rail Trail

11.1 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Sacramento River Trail

12.27 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Concrete

San Diego River Trail

6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

San Francisco Bay Trail

301.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
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Tahoe Trailways Bike Path

19.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Two Rivers Trail

1.7 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Union Valley Bike Trail

5.8 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Walter S. Ueda Parkway Trail

3.6 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

West Cliff Drive Bicycle Path

3.4 mi
State: CA
Asphalt

Yosemite Valley Trails

7.5 mi
State: CA
Asphalt
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
This 13 mile, non-motorized, multi-use trail is currently being improved to create a smoother tread surface for equestrians, hikers and bikers. It extends from downtown Chester where it crosses Main...
CA 13 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The spectacular Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail runs between Westwood and Susanville in Lassen County. It cuts through the thick woodlands of the high country into the awesome Susan River...
CA 25.4 mi Dirt, Gravel
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 Eagle Lake Trail provides a pleasant ride through pine and sage trees along the south shore of the second largest natural lake in California. The trail is located in Lassen National Forest and...
CA 5.2 mi Asphalt
Northern California's Eureka Waterfront Trail is located along the shore of Humboldt Bay, stretching 6.5 miles from the former Eureka Holmes Lumber Mill site to Tydd Street on the eastern edge of the...
CA 6.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Grimshaw Lake Watchable Wildlife Trail is part of the Amargosa River Natural Area, administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The gravel trail follows an easy, flat route along the abandoned...
CA 1 mi Dirt, Gravel
The scenic Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail runs along the Pacific Ocean waterfront of the most populous beach city in Orange County. Paved over its entire length and remarkably wide at some points, the...
CA 8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Lake Almanor Recreation Trail offers scenic views of the lake and mountains, including Lassen Volcano in nearby Lassen Volcanic National Park. The trail follows 11 miles of the southwest shore of...
CA 11 mi Asphalt
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
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 Merced River Trail is an ungroomed, mostly dirt trail that follows the unshaded banks of the Merced River within the Merced River Recreation Area. Ideal for horseback riding, mountain biking and...
CA 13.1 mi Ballast, 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 Morro Bay Harborwalk has all the beauty you'd expect from a southern California trail: sparkling surf, sandy beaches and rugged cliffs in the distance. But the best sight is unique to the city:...
CA 0.5 mi Asphalt
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 Omer Rains Coastal Bike Trail, named after a popular local politician and environmentalist, is an incredibly scenic route along Ventura's Pacific coast. Much of the trail offers dramatic views of...
CA 4.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Over the years the Bureau of Land Management, with many partners, has worked diligently to develop one of the premier trail destinations in the West. North of Redding, the Sacramento River Rail Trail...
CA 11.1 mi Asphalt
Tucked away in Northern California's Shasta County is the charming town of Redding, which over the years has worked diligently to become one of the premier trail destinations in the West. The pride of...
CA 12.27 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The San Diego River Trail is a network of paths that lead along the San Diego River channel and mud flats and provide access to Mission/Fashion Valley shopping areas. You can walk or ride on either...
CA 6 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
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The Tahoe Trailways Bike Path meanders along the west shore of Lake Tahoe in California. From a hub in Tahoe City's 64-Acres Park, the system branches out with three paved legs, reaching Dollar Point...
CA 19.4 mi Asphalt
The scenic Ten Mile Beach Trail, also referred to by locals as the MacKerricher Haul Road Trail, is part of an old road used to transport lumber from the Ten Mile River watershed to a mill in Fort...
CA 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Two Rivers Trail runs adjacent to the American River and connects Jibboom Street and State Route 160 in the redeveloping northern reaches of downtown Sacramento. It provides a connection to the...
CA 1.7 mi Asphalt
The Union Valley Bike Trail is a two-lane, paved route that connects the campgrounds on the east side of Union Valley Reservoir in the Eldorado National Forest. The trail skirts the shores of the...
CA 5.8 mi Asphalt
The Walter S. Ueda Parkway trail occupies the crest of the levee on the west side of Steelhead Creek, a tributary of the Sacramento River that's named for the steelhead trout that live in its waters....
CA 3.6 mi Asphalt
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
Nestled within Yosemite National Park, this paved trail system offers an easy way to explore the incredibly scenic Yosemite Valley. See such famous landmarks as the Swinging Bridge, Upper and Lower...
CA 7.5 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Aliso Creek Riding and Hiking Trail

Its a asphalt all the way and very safe. Great fir families. My favorite trail.

March, 2021 by tabrizian2

Its a asphalt all the way and very safe. Great fir families. My favorite trail.

Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail

ocean views- start early on weekends

March, 2021 by tscal1234

We started at the North end of the trail (Boca Chico State Park) at 9am on a Saturday and rode south. Nice ocean views. We also saw a lot of container ships. Fun to ride past the dog beach. As you go into Huntington Beach, the path becomes crowded but still enjoyable. This trail links to the Santa Ana River trail (an additional 30 mile bike path). We enjoyed stopping in Boca Chico on the way back at the beach cafes for the live music.

Santa Ana River Trail

Saturday ride

March, 2021 by tscal1234

We started at Boca Chico star Park, rode down the beach trail 8 miles, then connected at this trail. We rode about about 10 miles then turned around. Clean, away from roads/traffic and not busy. I would ride this for exercise more than the scenery. We will be back to try the entire trail a

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Peters Canyon Trail

Peters Canyon Bike Trail

March, 2021 by scott524

The multi-year construction for the stretch from Como Channel to Warner seems almost complete. Indeed I can now ride from Warner on the new stretch to the Como Channel itself. Unfortunately there are two locked gates on either side of the channel itself, even though the last small segment looks complete. Indeed, sometimes one of the gates is left open, and so it’s complete except for getting through the remaining gate. I have not been able to find out the opening date; does anyone have that info?

American River Bike Trail (Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail)

Beautiful river ride

March, 2021 by pcraze

We entered the paved trail off of Expo Parkway near Costco and rode towards the Fish Ladder. It was a beautiful sunny day and lots of trees shade the trail. Perfect cycling weather with temperatures in the 60s. It was a Sunday so the trail was busy, but still very enjoyable. Lots of port-a-pottys along the way. We rode 31 miles out and back, but didn’t go all the way to the fish ladder. We ate lunch at a peaceful spot in the river and saw deer, wild turkeys and ground squirrels. Great ride.

Bonita Canyon Trail

Great Hike...not anymore!

February, 2021 by h3pgcrfwh9

This use to be a great hike and trail. But people have decided that their graffiti looked good here and ruined the scenery.

Chandler Bikeway

many lights but at least it is level!

February, 2021 by cct_tl

Easy ride, and pleasant

Ojai Valley Trail

Awesome rail trail!

February, 2021 by pittsracer

I’ve been riding this trail a couple times a week since I found it. With very few interruptions or vehicle crossings, this is a great trail for settling in and peddling away.

Walnut Trail

Great for quad roller skating! Only 1 steep hill, flat and scenic. Connects to Sand Canyon trail, Woodbridge trail, Peters Canyon amd many others!

February, 2021 by texaslove888

Great for quad roller skating! Only 1 steep hill, flat and scenic. Connects to Sand Canyon trail, Woodbridge trail, Peters Canyon amd many others!

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail

great

February, 2021 by dustydickerson0

Good

San Gabriel River Trail

Bellflower to Seal Beach is great but...

February, 2021 by suzannegilman

I love the path from Ruth Carruthers park south to Seal Beach. Decided to add some miles and started at Santa Fe Springs Park. Park wasn’t open at 9 as published but opened soon. I couldn’t find an access point to the trail from the park, but a short walk on Telegraph led to an entrance (thanks, neighbor!). Here’s the rub: there’s a super friendly man in a Dodgers jersey that cruises around chatting up women. It didn’t bother me south of Bellflower but the path is not as well used further north. I was glad I was riding with someone. I advise against women riding alone north of Ruth Carruthers park. Maybe he’s just a super friendly nice guy but ladies be cautious.

Ten Mile Beach Trail (MacKerricher Haul Road Trail)

Beautiful trail along extensive dunes and beaches

February, 2021 by lvs_tl

I just love this trail for bike riding. Its paved though a little sandy and rough. I always ride the connecting Ka Kahleh Coastal Trail as well - starting from Cypress Ave near Noyo harbor and heading north, coming on to this trail after the Pudding Creek trestle. Currently the detour through MacKerricher to head north to the end at 10 Mile Beach is flooded, so one would have to walk across the beach to make that connection. Hopefully this will be fixed later in the spring. Check out the boardwalk in MacKerricher (bikes have to be walked on that, but some great tide-pools and rocky shore). Lots of good food and drink in Mendocino, I especially like Princess Seafood in Noyo harbor for a casual daytime meal of excellent grilled fish and local beer on their patio.

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