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San José Trail Network

About San José Trails

San José has one of the nation's largest urban trail networks, with 61 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 Los Gatos Creek 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.

Find a Trail


Listing of Trail Systems

General Information

Awards & Designations

The San José Trail Program has many award-winning projects and designations, such as:

  • San Francisco Bay Trail: The Highway 237 Bikeway is part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. Design work is underway currently to further develop the Bay Trail in the Alviso area of the city.
  • Juan Bautista De Anza National Historic Trail: The Highway 237 Bikeway is part of the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail with future San Francisco Bay Trail development being included under that designation.
  • Bay Area Ridge Trail: Penitencia Creek Trail designated as part of Bay Area Ridge Trail October 25, 2008.
  • Bicycle Friendly Workplace: City of San José is awarded Platinum Status as Bicycle Friendly Workplace by the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition
  • Bicycle Friendly Community: League of American Bicyclists acknowledges San José with its bronze award in 2006 and 2008.

National Recreation Trail

Four trail systems within San José's growing Trail Network designated as part of National Recreational Trail System:

  • Lower Guadalupe River Trail
  • Coyote Creek Trail
  • Highway 237 Bikeway
  • Penitencia Creek Trail (Alum Rock Park) - designated October 1973

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