If you love the Bay, you probably love The San Francisco Bay Trail. The Bay Trail is 350 miles of walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay running through all nine Bay Area counties, 47 cities, and across the region’s seven toll bridges. It connects communities to parks, open spaces, schools, transit and to each other, and also provides a great alternative commute corridor. When complete, it will cover 500 miles.
Because the trail circumnavigates the entire San Francisco Bay, a wide variety of landscapes and experiences can be found. For a bustling scene, walk or bike the Embarcadero in San Francisco on a sunny (or foggy) afternoon. For peace and solitude interrupted only by bird song and windswept grasses, make your way to the Tubbs Island Trail on the shores of San Pablo Bay in Sonoma County. Nearly 225 miles of the existing Bay Trail are paved, and 127 miles are natural surface trails of varying widths. In some locations, the Bay Trail consists of bike lanes and sidewalks. In addition to walkers and cyclists, the trail is used by joggers, skaters, birdwatchers, photographers, kite-flyers, wheelchair riders, picnickers, and more.