Bridges on the Bay Trail

For a fresh perspective, get out of your car and experience the Bay Area’s iconic bridges by foot, bike, wheelchair, skateboard or stroller.

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Benicia-Martinez Bridge

There is a two-way 12-foot path for bicyclists and pedestrians on the west side of the bridge. The distance is two miles.

Carquinez Bridge

There is a two-way, 12-foot bicycle and pedestrian path on the west side of the westbound span. The distance is 0.6 miles.

Dumbarton Bridge

There is a two-way, eight-foot wide separated path for bicyclists and pedestrians on the south side of the bridge. The distance is 3.4 miles.

Golden Gate Bridge

Sometimes bikes and pedestrians share the same path, sometimes they don’t. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge website for rules regarding bicycle and pedestrian use.

Richmond-San Rafael Bridge

Bicycle/pedestrian access on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge is part of a pilot program that began in November, 2019. During the pilot period, bicycle and pedestrian counts will be a factor in whether the path becomes permanent.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge East Span

From Shellmound Street in Emeryville, the nearly 4-mile-long Bay Bridge Trail to Yerba Buena Island provides uniquely spectacular views of the bay and highlights the architecture of the self-anchored suspension span along the way. No bicycle or pedestrian facilities currently exist connecting Yerba Buena Island to Treasure Island, but work is underway.