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    Regional Trails

    The Water Trail is a regional trail linking nine counties in the Bay Area. It joins three other regional trail systems: the San Francisco Bay Trail, the Bay Area Ridge Trail, and the California Coastal Trail.

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Bay Trail at India Basin

Connecting With Regional Trails

The San Francisco Bay Trail is a hiking and bicycling trail system around the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. Many Water Trail sites connect with the Bay Trail, linking access sites with communities, parks, and other open spaces. Once the Bay Trail is complete, it will form a 500-mile continuous trail network around San Francisco and San Pablo Bays.

Shoreline Guide

Cover of San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide

The Bay Trail Project and the State Coastal Conservancy have released the second edition of the popular San Francisco Bay Shoreline Guide. This book is essential for anyone who wants to explore the remarkably diverse San Francisco Bay shoreline. Comprehensive, compact, user-friendly, and studded with full-color maps and illustrations, the guide covers the more than 325 miles of the shoreline Bay Trail already open to the public. Visit the Bay Trail website for more information.

Bay Trail Map Set

The completely re-designed and updated San Francisco Bay Trail maps invite you to enjoy the 350 miles of completed shoreline paths. Easy-to-pack and easy-to-use, the San Francisco Bay Trail maps are now available for purchase at here for $14.95. A companion online and mobile phone application are also available by visiting their website.

Conveniently packaged in a colorful box, 25 four-by-seven-inch map cards and a large fold-out map are essential tools to discovering the San Francisco Bay Trail—a shoreline walking and bicycling path that will one day encircle the entire Bay, stretching 500 miles through all nine Bay Area counties. With over 350 miles of trail currently in place, there’s a ride or a stroll for everyone from the long-time local to the first-time tourist. The maps were funded in part by the State Coastal Conservancy.