With over 350 miles of trail in place throughout nine counties, stuff is bound to happen. The Bay Trail Project will make every effort to alert the public to trail segments that are closed or detoured for upgrade, repair, or hazardous conditions. But that’s a lot of trail — let us know if we missed something major!
The Bay Trail and Covid-19
The State of California has issued a shelter-in-place order to slow the spread of Covid-19. If you find the need to be outdoors for physical and mental well-being, State and local health officials are recommending that you walk, run, hike, and bike in your own neighborhood and local parks while practicing social distancing of at least 6 feet. If you find that you’re unable to maintain 6-feet of social distancing, find another location where the 6-foot distance can be maintained to protect your health and the health of your family and community.
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Bike Path Closures
The Monthly Barrier Transfers for cleaning the RSR Bridge Bike Path have changed to Sunday nights. On the days that this occurs, the path will close on Sunday night from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. on Monday to accommodate monthly sweeping of the trail and barrier adjustment work.
From Tuesday, September 14th, through Thursday, September 16th, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path will be closed at 9 a.m. and re-open at 2 p.m. each day. A free bicycle shuttle service will be provided during the closure times.
From Monday, September 27th through Thursday, September 30th, the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path will again be closed at 9 a.m to 2 p.m each day with a free bicycle shuttle service during the closure times.
Greenwood/Harbor Cove Bike/Ped Bridge Closed for Repairs
A small wooden bicycle/pedestrian bridge connecting the Bay Trail along the shoreline from Greenwood Cove to Harbor Cove Road is closed until further notice for repair and upgrade.
Sunnyvale: Closures of Bay Trail Section and Oxidation Pond Road
Construction of a new pipe crossing is resulting in closure of the roadway to the oxidation ponds and Bay Trail section from December 2 to January 15, 2021. A Bay Trail detour is temporarily available on Carl Road, connecting back to the Bay Trail between the City of Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant and the SMART station. Signage has been posted to indicate trail closure points and location of detour.
New Bike Detour at Bridgeview Park–Foster City Bay Trail
As Foster City begins their levee improvements project, trail detours and intermittent park closures will occur over the next 10-12 months. For more information regarding trail closures and detours, please visit the City’s levee improvements page.
Two-year Bay Trail Closure Between McInnis Park and Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District Wildlife Ponds, San Rafael
The Bay Trail will be closed between Las Gallinas Valley Sanitary District and McInnis Park due to major re-construction of Sanitary District facilities. We will post any new information on this trails alert page.
Trail Closures at Bedwell Bayfront Park in Menlo Park through 2020
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge has launched a levee maintenance and habitat enhancement project at the Refuge’s Ravenswood Ponds, on lands directly south of the City of Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park. Maintenance work will shore up and repair pond levees, and, as part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, ponds will be enhanced to create and improve wildlife habitat and build a new public trail. Trucks will need to drive through the Park entrance and on part of a San Francisco Bay Trail/Park perimeter trail that loops around the edge of the Park to reach Refuge lands. To protect public safety, the impacted Park areas and trail segments will be closed when trucks are present. Click here to sign up for e-mail blasts about the project.
Trail Detour in Effect through Coyote Point Park until 2023
In September 2020, construction started on the North Shoreview Flood Improvement Project in San Mateo. The work includes improvements to the Coyote Point and Poplar Avenue Pump Stations, and will prompt the temporary detour of the Bay Trail around Coyote Point Park and through the North Shoreview Neighborhood. Click here for up-to-date information.