Celebrate Bay Day – Get Out on the Bay Trail

Bay Days 2023 will take place September 8 to October 7. Here are some fun ideas for enjoying the gem that is Bay Trail and all it has to offer!

Walk, run or roll.

The Bay Trail includes more than 350 miles of both paved and un-paved routes, so you can find a path that’s best for you and your comfort level.

Coyote Hills Regional Park, in southern Alameda County.
Ron Horii

Bike the trail.

Off-street and protected cycling paths are a great way to see the Bay Area and maybe even discover a new favorite commute route. Don’t miss the bridge paths!

Laszlo Green

Hit the beach.

Get your feet wet where the sand meets the water at some of the bay’s most beautiful beaches.

Ben Kaufman

Get inspired by art on the trail.

Outdoor art installations make the Bay Trail a great place to take in art and the natural landscape of the bay.

Joey Kotfica

Bring Fido along.

Many of the routes on the Bay Trail are dog-friendly. Be sure to check local park regulations for the rules in your area.

Ben Botkin

Make some new feathered friends.

Since the Bay Area is in the migratory path for many bird species, you can take advantage of unique year-round birdwatching opportunities.

Noah Berger

Feeling fishy?

The fishing spots along the Bay Trail have something for everyone — whether you’re looking for a meditative spot or some adventurous sport fishing.


Explore the water, too.

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail’s piers and launches welcome non-motorized small watercraft to take in a different view of the shoreline.

Ben Botkin

Where will Bay Day take you this year?

Share your adventures on social media with #BayTrailChallenge and #SFBayDay.