Mountain Biking on the San Francisco Peninsula
and in the South Bay Area
Rev. July 2000
Pescadero-Sam McDonald Parks allow mountain biking
on Old Haul Road, but prohibit bicycles elsewhere.
All other parks are closed to bikes except on paved
roads. For specific trails, contact the park at (650)
747-040 or the main parks office at (650) 363-4020.
San Mateo County also manages the dirt portion of
Alpine Road between Joaquin and Page Mill roads,
providing an alternative to Page Mill Road for access
to the South Skyline preserves, including direct
access to Coal Creek OSP.
The following parks allow some off-road access:
Almaden-Quicksilver, Ed Levin, Grant Ranch, Lexington
Reservoir, Upper and Lower Stevens Creek, and Santa
Teresa. Check the SC Co. Parks list of multi-user trails open
to bikes, call the Parks' office at (408) 358-3741 or
contact the Trail Center for more details.
Bikes are permitted on trails at the Arastradero Preserve (except
on the Perimeter Trail) and on dirt trails and roads
in the Palo Alto Baylands. Bikes are not allowed off
pavement at Palo Alto Foothills Park. Call
(650) 329-2423 for more information.
Miscellaneous Baylands Parks
Generally, bikes are permitted on paved and dirt
roads and trails. This is true for Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Preserve, Mountain View Shoreline Park,
and Sunnyvale Baylands Park.
Miscellaneous Bike Trails
California State Parks
Santa Clara County
of Palo Alto
Misc. Baylands Parks
Trail Center. All rights reserved.
Please contact the Web
Manager for corrections or comments.