Map 4 — Burlingame to Redwood Shores

Bay Trail map 4


The section of the Bay Trail between Burlingame and Redwood Shores offers long, continuous stretches of shoreline trail. In Burlingame, begin at Anza Lagoon.

Shortly after crossing the wooden bridge, the trail picks up again south of Fisherman’s Park and continues into the 670-acre Coyote Point Recreation Area, along the edge of a golf course and through a large eucalyptus grove.

San Mateo

Continuing south, the trail connects directly to San Mateo’s Shoreline Park, comprising Ryder Park and Seal Point Park.

Ryder Park features an interactive tidal water system, playgrounds, a kayak and windsurf launch, picnic areas and restored wetlands.

Across an elegant 105-foot bicycle/pedestrian bridge over San Mateo Creek is Seal Point Park, a former landfill offering expansive bay views and public art. South of the park, the Bay Marshes boardwalk extends from the trail with views of the mudflats.

Foster City

The trail continues into Foster City, passing underneath the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge, past Sea Cloud Park and along marshes and mudflats adjacent to Belmont Slough.

An interior trail along Marina Lagoon snakes along the edge of this linear waterway.

The Foster City section of the trail also connects to a bicycle/pedestrian bridge over Highway 101 that’s accessed near the Belmont Sports Complex.

Redwood Shores

A blue bicycle/pedestrian bridge near Oracle connects Foster City to Redwood Shores. Veer right to reach Island Park for a tranquil place to rest along the slough.

Continue along the trail adjacent to Belmont Slough towards Redwood Shores Ecological Reserve.


Coyote Point to Redwood Shores (San Mateo, Foster City, Redwood City)

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


Fisherman’s Park (Burlingame)

This is a popular place for fishing along the rock wall with good views of Coyote Point and its windsurfers.


CuriOdyssey (San Mateo)

This nationally recognized science center and museum offers hands-on exhibits for kids inside and natural wildlife habitats surrounding the building. Visitors can participate in daily animal programs to learn about the over 50 native animal residents and the habitats they live in.


Coyote Point Recreation Area (San Mateo)

This 670-acre county park is a great place to bring the family for a picnic. Under the shade of Eucalyptus trees, enjoy miles of trails, Magic Mountain playground, CuriOdyssey Museum and access to the water’s edge.