San Francisco Bay Trail

The San Francisco Bay Trail welcomes hikers, joggers, bicyclists, skaters and wheelchair users to more than 350 miles of trails that circle the bay.

Get outside and enjoy what this region is known for around the world — breathtaking and inspiring views that offer unique experiences for everyone.

The vision? A total of 500 miles by foot or by wheel through 47 cities, across 7 toll bridges, along shorelines, BBQ spots, over 130 parks, remote locations and so much more.

Get on the trail, then tell your friends. They’ll thank you.

Explore the Trail

Looking for an experience to call your own? Walking, birding, dog parks, beaches, picnic areas, bicycle paths, fishing, water trails... easy to access paths and remote areas, too.

A family riding bicycles on a paved path along marshlands of the Bay Trail.
Interactive Map

Zoom in with this interactive map. Find existing trails and plan your trip along the Bay. Icons will help you find train stations, parking, fishing, boat docks and more.

Screen capture of the interactive Bay Trail map tool.
Map by Numbers

Don't know how to get there? We do. Our maps point the way to your next journey — whether rolling or strolling. And commute options for bicyclists, too.

Bay Trail map cards displayed on a table.
Bay Trail Design Guidelines & Toolkit

The Bay Trail Design Guidelines and Toolkit 2.0 provide goals and direction for site planning and trail design to help achieve the vision of a 500-mile Bay Trail network.

People walking on a wooden boardwalk on the Bay Trail in Coyote Hills Regional Park, Fremont CA.
Bay Trail News

Check out the News section of the MTC website to learn more about what’s happening with the Bay Trail.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony in Sunnyvale in 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions

A lot goes into the hundreds of miles that make up the Bay Trail, and you may have questions.

Silhouette of a person walking on the Bay Trail, with sunlight shining behind them.
About the Bay Trail

The history, the trail types and how you can get involved.

First-person view of a person on a bicycle looking down at a paved path with a white arrow on it.
Bay Trail Equity Strategy

The Bay Trail Equity Strategy looks at how to develop a Bay Trail that is accessible and welcoming to all people in the Bay Area.

A group of adults enjoying the Bay Trail together.
Bay Trail Gap Closure Implementation Plan

The Bay Trail Gap Closure Implementation Plan sets priorities for future work to complete the vision of a 500-mile Bay Trail network around the bay.

A segment of the Bay Trail.
Bay Trail SFO Gap Study

The Bay Trail SFO Gap Study will identify potential Bay Trail alignments to close the three-mile Bay Trail gap around San Francisco International Airport.

Aerial over San Francisco International Airport.
Who Heads Up the Bay Trail?

The Bay Trail is a joint project of MTC and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). The project engages with partners large and small across the region and coordinates efforts for the trail that include raising critical funds, building and managing the trails — and encouraging public participation.

Learn more about ABAG.
SF Bay Water Trail

San Francisco Bay is the jewel of our region — a natural resource, a source of beauty and a home for key transportation infrastructure — boats, bridges, ferries and more. It is a growing network of designated launching and landing sites for non-motorized boats around the Bay.

Learn about the Water Trail.
Kayaking the San Francisco Bay at sunrise.