Bicycling

Miles of trail give cyclists a breezy way to explore the bay.

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Fort Mason (San Francisco) to Sausalito Ferry via Crissy Field and Fort Baker

This 7.5-mile (each way) paved and gravel surface ride from Fort Mason to the Sausalito Ferry is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Ride the Golden Gate Bridge and take the ferry (or ride) back.

Coyote Point to Redwood Shores (Peninsula)

Ride 17 miles one direction through three cities along a continuous, mostly paved Bay Trail including towering eucalyptus and an elegant bicycle/pedestrian bridge to restored wetlands teeming with shorebirds.

  • See Map 4 - Burlingame to Redwood Shores
  • See Map 5 - Redwood Shores to Ravenswood Slough

Cooley Landing to Sunnyvale Baylands Park

Pedal nearly 15 miles on mostly natural surface trail and experience the outer edges of the bay connected by shoreline park jewels in East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale.

Alameda Creek Regional Trail/Coyote Hills

This network of over 18 miles of Bay Trail along Alameda Creek and at Coyote Hills Regional Park provides ample opportunities to explore the scenic hills and shoreline in this area. Covered with wetlands and visited by many migrating birds, you get a sense of how truly wild the bay can be.

Bay Farm Island Loop (Alameda)

Take this six-mile loop around Bay Farm Island and get a flavor for this part of Alameda. Along the way, enjoy views of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.

Point Isabel to Craneway Pavilion (Richmond)

Follow the shoreline from Point Isabel to the Craneway Pavilion. Along the way, you’ll ride through a dog park, see beautiful marshlands and Bay views, ride through several shoreline parks, around a marina, and arrive at the Rosie the Riveter National Park at the Craneway Pavilion. This is a 4-mile ride each way for a round trip total of just over 8 miles.

Benicia State Recreation Area to Glen Cove Waterfront Park

This 4.6-mile (each way) paved and gravel/dirt surface ride begins at either Glen Cove Waterfront Park or at Benicia State Recreation Area and is best ridden on a mountain bike or other non-skinny-tired bicycle.

Napa River/Bay Trail (American Canyon)

From the trailhead at Eucalyptus Drive and Wetlands Edge Road, this approximately 6-mile (each way) mostly gravel surface trail is a delightful cruise adjacent to the Napa River, restored wetlands, interpretive panels and lots of wildlife. Loop and shorter options are available. A mountain bike or other non-skinny-tired bike is recommended.

Mill Valley to Sausalito

A lovely but short 4.5-mile (each way) ride on a flat pathway adjacent to beautiful Bothin Marsh. Great options for a longer ride from this segment of Bay Trail.