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Bay Trail: Coyote Point to San Mateo Bridge

The Bay Trail is a recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo bays with a continuous 500-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails—much of it wheelchair accessible. As of 2014, 330 miles have been completed, including this 2.5-mile stretch from Coyote Point Recreation Area to the San Mateo Bridge. Along the route is...
The Bay Trail is a recreational corridor that, when complete, will encircle San Francisco and San Pablo bays with a continuous 500-mile network of bicycling and hiking trails—much of it wheelchair accessible. As of 2014, 330 miles have been completed, including this 2.5-mile stretch from Coyote Point Recreation Area to the San Mateo Bridge. Along the route is Shoreline Park, which comprises two parts: Ryder Park and Seal Point Park. Amenities at the various parks include picnic areas, a playground, swimming pool, ball fields, and tennis courts.

Trail/Pathway Details

Bay Trail: Coyote Point Recreation Area to San Mateo Bridge

Trailhead: Entry points include the parking lot behind the yacht club at Coyote Point Recreation Area, and at Ryder, Seal Point, and Bayside/Joinville parks.

Length: Over 4 total miles

Typical Width: 4 ft. & above

Typical Grade: Gentle

Continuous cross-slopes may be tiresome for some manual wheelchair riders.

Terrain: Hard

At Seal Point Park the side trail to lookout points are on firm terrain

Obstacles: At the entry to the Bay Trail from the parking lot behind the yacht club, an exceptionally large divot makes passage difficult.

Description

Heading south along the Bay Trail from Coyote Point Recreation Area, you will see all sorts of sights, from jets gliding in over the Bay to land at San Francisco International Airport, to birds and sea lions diving for prey, to scores of sailboats and windsurfers skimming the waves. The Bay is just to your left nearly all...
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Accessibility Details

The facilities listed below meet all of our access criteria unless otherwise noted.

At Ryder, Seal Point, and Bayside/Joinville parks. A trailside lot is on East Third Ave. at Anchor Rd., and public shoreline spaces are in the office complex at the end of East Third Ave. See Coyote Point for parking at the trail's northern end. Ryder Park, Bayside/Joinville Park, and Seal Point Park
Ryder Park and Harbor View Park
View south: San Mateo Bridge
View south: San Mateo Bridge (Ashley Olson)

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Features icon key

  • bicycling
  • boating
  • hiking
  • particularly good for families
  • picnic

Additional Information

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Website: baytrail.abag.ca.gov/
Managing Agency: Bay Trail Project
Nearest City: San Mateo
Phone: (510) 464-7935
Hours: Open 24 hours
Fees: None
Dogs: On leash
Public Transportation: SamTrans
Reviewed by Ashley Olson, September 3, 2013
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