Alum Rock Park
This is a great hot summer day hike, as this trail provides plenty of shade relief. Check out the remnants of the mineral spring spa. The trail starts paved, then turns to dirt pack.
Alviso Slough Trail Loop Description and Views
The trail around the salt ponds is officially part of the Bay
Trail. You can take the trail clockwise starting at the Marina,
following along the levee above the Alviso Slough, with the salt
ponds on your right.
Bay Area Hiker
Click here for South
Bay and Peninsula hiking spots. Click here for hiking in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Wonderful descriptions of hikes and what
to expect. Section on trails
where you can hike with your dog.
Bay Area Ridge Trail
"Imagine a 400-mile ridgeline trail connecting the Bay Area's
precious greenbelt of parks and open space, linking hundreds
of communities region-wide." Hikes almost every Saturday
all summer. One section begins up at Sandy Wool Lake in the hills above Milpitas, and heads north.
Bay Trail through Milpitas
Map of the proposed Bay Trail where it would pass through Milpitas.
Might be possible to hike or bike it. Catch it at the McCarthy
Ranch shopping center. Entire Bay Trail Map and Sections.
Bike Trails in Milpitas
Maps of roads with bike lanes in Milpitas. Avoid the commute altogether!
the "Milpitas Loop" Route
Use the Light Rail stations to get to the beginning and end of
this bike route.
Coyote Hills Regional Park
Bike riders may take the 3.5-mile paved Bayview Trail within the park. Bayview connects with 12 additional miles of trail along the south levee of the Alameda Creek Trail, and to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.
Deep in a valley framed by oak-covered hills, with sailboats
and sailboards skimming over its waters, Del Valle is like an
alpine resort only 10 miles south of Livermore.
The Dumbarton Bridge from the Ravenswood Open Space Preserve
This segment of the Bay Trail is not for the faint-hearted. It
crosses over the Dumbarton Bridge, which can be a thrilling,
but somewhat unnerving route.
East Bay Regional Park District
Explore this site to learn where you can picnic, hike, camp,
fish, ride a bike, ride a horse, and explore nature in Alameda
and Contra Costa counties.
Guadalupe River Trail
The northern reaches of the Guadalupe River Trail is open from Alviso at Gold Street to Grant Street near Highway 280. The portion through Guadalupe River Park and Gardens provides many opportunities for recreation and entertainment.
Hiking up Mission Peak, Fremont, CA
Here is a map of the trails on Mission Peak, a popular hiking
spot in Fremont, CA. You can start the hike at Ed Levin Park
in the Milpitas hills or take the easy way up from Stanford Ave.
A section of this level path is described here as a "dog-friendly"
walk. The path actually starts near Montague and would extend
well into Fremont if it weren't for a few barbed wire fences.
The small river will be tempting to water-loving dogs, but is
too mucky for humans. Bring your own water for drinking.
The Mallard Slough Trail
This trail begins across the railroad tracks from the Alviso
Slough Trail Loop. The main reason to take this trail segment
is to reach the Environmental Education Center from the Alviso
Slough Trail. It also reaches Mallard Slough and the Alviso Heronry.
Mt Diablo Guided Hikes, Walks & Events
MDIA sponsored hikes are free and open to all. Hikers are requested
to arrive promptly at scheduled times. Mt Diablo is located about
30 miles to the north and east of Milpitas, off of I-680.
Rose Peak, Ohlone Wilderness Trail
Located in the wildest and most remote land remaining in the
East Bay hills, the Ohlone Wilderness Trail climbs 3,427 feet
over the course of 10 miles to reach Rose Peak (3,817 feet).
Santa Clara County Open Space Reserves Trails
The Open Space Authority maintains multi-use trails for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians and is committed to opening new lands to visitors as funding allows. The trails are open every day of the year and are free to the public.
San Francisco Bay Area walks sorted by interest and location,
written by Tom Davids and published weekly by the Independent
Newspaper Group with seven weekly Peninsula editions.