Making the loop. Two friends share their circumnavigation
It started with a dare. Somewhere on the travels of Dan Nowell and Prentiss Willson, they stumbled upon a book, Bay Area Ridge Trail: The Official Guide.
Curated Trail Adventures.
The weather is cooling, leaves are changing, and there’s a hint of pumpkin spice in the air… what better time is there to get out and explore the ridgelines surrounding the San Francisco Bay? Here’s your guide to experiencing fall to the fullest on the Ridge Trail.Learn More
Explore the best transit to trails experience in the bay area. The Ridge Trail connects the Berryessa BART station in San Jose to beautiful parks and open space. Routes range from easy and short to long adventures that take you to the Ridge line's overlooking the valley.Learn More
Explore the Carquinez Strait Scenic Loop Trail. From family-friendly to mountain bike pump and flow to California history, Carquinez Strait has something for everyone. Get the best of Vallejo, Benicia, Crockett, and Mount Wanda.Learn More
Several Counties in the Bay Area have started "slow street" programs where they are closing streets to through-traffic. Several of these streets intersect with the Ridge Trail for some wonderful combination itineraries that especially good for social-distancing.Learn More
Want to sign up for a long hike, trail run, or mountain bike ride, but aren't feeling 100% prepared? These are 3 long (over 10 miles), challenging trails are designed to get you in shape and ready for the big day! If you haven't already, register for Ridge to Bridge now!Learn More
Explore the Peninsula on the Ridge Trail! These trails offer a chance to see the wide variety of natural beauty the Peninsula has to offer. Book lodging in nearby Los Altos and make it a fun mini-vacation. If you’re not up for a multi-day trek, try any of these as a standalone hike.Learn More