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About San Jose Trails
San Jose has one of the nation's largest urban trail networks, with over 56 miles developed and open to the public.

The network of trail systems offers a wide variety of experiences.  Core trails like the Guadalupe River, Coyote Creek and Highway 87 Bikeway extend a long distance and provide an opportunity for both recreation and commuting.  Edge trails like Albertson Parkway and Upper Silver Creek provide access to nature and open space for recreation. Trails like the Silver Creek Valley system offer challenging inclines and valley-wide views.

The City's Greenprint, General Plan, Bike Plan and Green Vision all support further development; with a goal for a 100-mile paved trail network by 2022.  This mileage is to be developed upon 35 defined trail systems.  Extending existing trails, closing gaps and interconnecting trails are a key objective for development so that travel can occur entirely within an off-street environment. 

Resources
  • Map - Citywide Trail Network (existing, open trail systems)
  • Map - Citywide Trail Network (future 100-mile interconnected network of systems)
  • Map - Countywide Trails and Bikeways  (VTA Map) 
  • Map - Sites to see along the Guadalupe River Trail
  • Trail Systems (the individual trail systems that combined, create the network)
  • Search by Trail Name (search engine for City facilities)
  • App by Transit &Trails
  • BikeShare - Available in Downtown San Jose (starts summer 2013) 

Contact the Trail Program Manager for questions or follow the links on the Left Navigation Bar for more details.

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Video: Before & After Trail Development

News and Announcements
Highway 237 Bikeway - south side (Zanker to McCarthy) remains closed thru June 3
PG&E conducting utility areas along Highway 237 and has required closure of the Highway 237 Bikeway. Work was to have been done by May 25, but permitting delays has trail remaining closed for another week. Additional Info...
Use trail with caution: Guadalupe River Trail - SCVWD Mowing Work
SCVWD will be mowing grasses along the Guadalupe River along the west bank (Santa Clara Side) from Gold Street to 101. Mowing occurs on both sides and impacts the Lower Guad Trail from 101 to Skyport. Trail remains open, but obey all posted signs. Read on...
Los Alamitos Creek Trail: Watch for workers and vehicles from 5/14 to 5/28 (trail remains open)
Santa Clara Valley Water District and its contractor are conducting work along the creek channel on weekdays between 5/14 and 5/28. Trail will remain open but be aware of service vehicles, workers and equipment. Please give them plenty of room. Additional Info...Los Alamitos Creek Trail website