In 1987, a Senate bill was passed directing ABAG to develop a plan for a regional trail system, including a specific alignment for the Bay Trail; a planned 500-mile walking and cycling path around the entire San Francisco Bay.
The San Francisco Bay Trail now has 355 spectacular miles of walking and bicycling paths encircling the Bay for Bay Area residents and visitors to enjoy. The trail connects communities to parks, open spaces, schools, transit and to each other, and also provides a great alternative commute corridor.
How Does a 500 Mile Trail Get Built?
One mile at a time with extraordinary coordination across our region.
ABAG oversees cooperation among the following: shoreline property owners; hundreds of local, regional, state and federal agencies with jurisdiction over the trail alignment; numerous land trusts that operate in the region; and countless environmental and recreational organizations whose members care deeply about the Bay.
Visit the San Francisco Bay Trail website dedicated to showcasing this amazing trail for everyone who lives here, and everyone who visits.