Paved Regional Trails
The East Bay Regional Park District has an extensive network of paved trails. These trails tend to be flat with many entrance and exit points and are perfect for road bikes and roller blades, skateboards, and other wheeled devices operated by human power. With the exception of wheelchairs and mobility vehicles, electric-powered bikes, scooters, etc are prohibited.
Paved trails are great resources for youngsters learning to ride or novices who want to avoid riding alongside traffic. Keep in mind though that the trails do cross many residential streets so always stop and look for cars before proceeding. Some sections of the trails may have minor ruts or small sections of gravel which could be challenging to those on rollerblades. Cyclists should be fine.
- Alameda Creek Trail, Fremont - 12 mile flat trail along Alameda Creek from Niles Canyon to the bay. Trail on the southern bank is paved, good for road bikes; trail on the northern bank is hard-packed gravel best for mountain bikes who don't want to ride on pavement.
- Alamo Canal Trail, Dublin - less than 1 mile, this paved trail extends from the Iron Horse Trail in Dublin, just south of Amador Valley Road to I-580, near the Civic Center and Library. Future plans includes connecting the trail in Pleasanton. Alamo Canal Trail in Pleasanton is a gravel service road trail at this time.
- Big Break Regional Trail, Oakley - 1.6 mile paved portion is now completed along the Delta Shoreline from the Marsh Creek Trail west to Jordan Lane. Will be 6 miles when finished.
- Contra Costa Canal Regional Trail, Contra Costa County - 14.25 mile, flat, paved trail connecting Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Concord. This bisects the Iron Horse Trail in Walnut Creek and follows the Contra Costa Canal. The trail begins at Muir Road in Martinez, and ends in Concord at Willow Pass Road east of Sixth Street. A nice starting point is Heather Farms in Walnut Creek.
- Coyote Hills, Fremont - 4 mile, nearly all of it paved, loop circles the park along the San Francisco Bay. Some rolling hills. A mountain bike is suggested for a few small stretches with gravel but can be done on a road bike with sturdy tires.
- Crown Memorial State Beach, Alameda - 2.5 mile paved, flat trail that follows the shoreline. Extend the trip another mile across Alameda's own dedicated bicycle draw bridge onto Bay Farm Island.
- Delta de Anza Regional Trail, East Contra Costa County - 18 mile relatively flat, paved trail connecting Concord, bay Point, Pittsburg, Antioch, and Oakley. A good starting point is Antioch Community Park in Antioch with access to Contra Loma Regional Park.
- Iron Horse Regional Trail - A 26+ mile relatively flat paved trail with mild rolling hills in some places connecting the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, and Pleasant Hill, and Concord. The trail passes over several creek and pedestrian bridges. Civic Park in Walnut Creek, Danville Railroad Museum in Danville, and Central Park in San Ramon make nice areas to access the trail.
- Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail - 7.75 mile paved flat trail that parallels St. Mary's Road through Lafayette and Moraga. The north end of the trail starts at Olympic Boulevard and Pleasant Hill Road in Lafayette and is a nice starting point
- Marsh Creek Trail, East Contra Costa County - 7+ mile long paved trail connects Brentwood to Oakley. EBRPD's segment of trail extends from Creekside Park in Brentwood north to Big Break Regional Trail in Oakley.
- Nimitz Way, Tilden, from Inspiration Point - 4 miles paved, rolling hills, beautiful views and scenery. Best for mountain bikes since you have to pass over a few cattle guard crossings but is doable on road bikes. Total of 8 miles out and back. Watch you speed on the downhills!
- Portions of the San Francisco Bay Trail
- Eastshore State Park, Richmond - beginning at Marina Bay in Richmond to Central Avenue near Point Isabel - 2 1/2 mile paved trail along the Hoffman Marsh
- Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline, San Leandro - Over 5 miles of paved trails along San Leandro Bay and San Leandro Creek. Good access point is on Swan Way off of Doolittle Drive.
- Oyster Bay, San Leandro - 2 mile flat paved trail circles the park at the end of Neptune Drive off of Marina Blvd.
- Hayward Regional Shoreline, Hayward - Over 7 miles of compacted gravel walkways. Flat but best for mountain bikes. Can follow the SF Bay Trail from staging area at end of Grant Avenue to Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center (about 5 miles one way).
- Redwood Regional Park, Oakland - 1 mile of paved flat trail through a beautiful redwood forest. From Canyon Meadow Staging Area from the Redwood Gate entrance, this trail is perfect for young children on bikes. It's a 2 mile out and back along the Stream Trail and makes a nice place to go to beat the summer heat.