The Ridge Trail:
Connecting People, Parks & Open Space Around the Bay
365 Miles and Counting
So far, over 365 miles of Ridge Trail are open to enjoy today and protected for future generations...and we are working to fill in all the gaps!
A Bay Area Treasure
The Ridge Trail is a treasure for residents and visitors alike, offering easy access to the San Francisco Bay Area's renowned beauty. You can enjoy spectacular, expansive views of the Bay, Pacific coastline, mountain ranges, and city skylines, while crossing diverse landscapes of towering redwoods, open grasslands and dense California forests, wildflower-covered meadows, coastal bluffs and world-famous bridges.
The Bay Area Ridge Trail beckons with options for close-to-home, active outdoor recreation, as well as a quiet refuge in nature. When complete, the Ridge Trail will connect over 75 parks and open spaces. This continuous long-distance trail is also creating a protected greenbelt corridor for habitat and wildlife.
Hike, Bike, or Horseback Ride the Ridge Trail Near You
Planned as a multi-use trail for hikers, runners, cyclists and equestrians of all ages and abilities - over two-thirds of the dedicated miles are open to all users. Equestrians and cyclists each can enjoy over 85% of the trail across the region, depending on local policies. Please check local regulations before you visit, and be safe and share the trail.
Whether you're looking for a few hour excursion or multi-day adventure, hiking or riding the Ridge Trail is a great way to explore the Bay Area.
- For detailed Trail Maps or to Adopt-A-Trail, see the Segment Maps.
- For updates to the trail, check out the News section.
- To track your progress on the Ridge Trail, visit the Trail Tracker page.
Click here or on the map to download a PDF version.