Explore the Trail

No matter who you are or how you roll, there is an experience waiting for you. Get out and on the trail.


Scenic strolls at your own pace.

Two people walking along a Bay Trail boardwalk at sunset.

From scooting tykes to weekend warriors, take in the views by bike

Two people riding bikes on a dirt path in Middle Harbor Shoreline Park, with a view of sailboats, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and the San Francisco downtown skyline in the background.

Trails and parks that welcome furry friends.

A large, white Samoyed dog smiles in a park.

Pack a basket and go to these scenic spots.

A picnic basket and blanket on the sand at a beach.

Wetlands, rivers and beaches. Away from it all.


Two people hiking on a grassy cliff by the water.

Shorebirds, landbirds, ducks, herons and other waterfowl.

bird with fish

Through city streets and across bridges.

Cyclist riding on the bicycle/pedestrian bridge near the Berkeley Marina.

Museums, aquariums and environmental centers.

A boy reading a book.

Popular places for fishing with amazing views.

 Two men fishing on a pier at Oro Loma/San Lorenzo Creek Levees.

The Bay Area is rich with history, on land and water.

An artifact from the Maritime History Museum: an oil painting of an old sailing vessel.
Water Trail

Kayaks, sailboards, dragon boats, paddleboards.

Several paddlers canoeing on the Petaluma Marsh.

Stunning beaches. Sheltered coves. Amazing views.

A long boardwalk through high grasses leads to people enjoying the beach at Alviso Marina.

There are 130 parks along the shoreline.

A young child rides a tricycle at Cesar Chavez Park in Berkeley, with sailboats on the bay in the background.

The region has six bridges included on the trail.

Aerial view of the bicycle-pedestrian path on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

Sculptures along the trail from artists around the world.

Silhouette of a Ghandi statue at San Francisco’s Ferry Building at dawn, with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in the background.