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"San Jose to the Bay"...the northern section of the Guadalupe River Trail extends from Alviso at southern edge of the San Francisco Bay to Downtown San José - making this a great nine-mile opportunity to discover and learn about San José and Silicon Valley.  

The Guadalupe River Trail system is currently developed as two disconnected trail systems.  The northern and central portions travel from the San Francisco Bay, through Silicon Valley and into Downtown San José (linking Gold Street in Alviso to Virginia Street in southern downtown).  A southern portion of the trail system extends from Chynoweth Avenue to Coleman Road and leads directly to the 
Lake Almaden and Los Alamitos Creek trail systems

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Description

The Guadalupe River Trail is a core trail system within San José's trail network.  Once fully developed, it will extend about 20 miles and link the San Francisco Bay to south San José.  

The downtown portion of the trail system is within the 250-acre Guadalupe River Park with many 
points of interest.


Distance

9.0 miles along northern/central reach (Gold Street to Virginia Street) 
2.4 miles along southern reach (Chynoweth Avenue to Coleman Road)


Map

Map: Lower Guadalupe River (Gold to 101) 
Map: Lower Guadalupe River (101 to 880) 
Map: Guadalupe River Park and Gardens (880 to 280) 
Map: Guadalupe River Park (880 to St John Street)   
Map: Upper Guadalupe River (Chynoweth Avenue to Coleman Road/Lake Almaden Park) 


Planning Documents

Master Plan: Guadalupe River Trail (Virginia Street to Chynoweth Avenue) - 2017
Master Plan: Lower Guadalupe River Trail
(Gold Street to Highway 880) - 2005
Master Plan: Guadalupe River Trail Reach 6 (Woz Way to Willow Street) - 2004
Master Plan: Guadalupe River Park - 2005
Master Plan: Guadalupe River Park  - 2002
Master Plan: Guadalupe River Park  - 1995
Master Plan: Guadalupe River South Corridor - 1988
Master Plan: Guadalupe River Park - 1969 
Guadalupe River Wayfinding Plan: Informational and guidance signs between Hwy 280 and 880 
Guadalupe River Feasibility Study: Improvements for Railroad Under-Crossing (between Julian-Coleman)
Guadalupe River Ramp / Alignment Study: Park Avenue and San Carlos Street Transition Points 
Master Plan: Guadalupe River (Virginia Street to Chynoweth Avenue)  6/13/2017 FINAL  (69 MB)    
Presentation- Parks & Recreation Commission 2/1/2017 (6 MB)  
CEQA: Mitigated Negative Declaration, PP17-027   

Guadalupe River - Chynoweth Avenue Pedestrian Bridge Study

Aerial Bridge Alignment
Bridge cross sections (August 2015)
Gateway renderings (August 2015)


Designation & Awards

The northern and central reaches of the Guadalupe River Trail are designated as part of the National Recreation Trail.
2014 Award of Merit - California Trails and Greenways Conference (April 2014)
2013 Bikeways and Trails Project of the Year - American Society of Civil Engineers (San Francisco Section)
2013 Project of the Year; Sustainability / Green Category - American Public Works Association (Silicon Valley Section)