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Old 07-09-14, 07:03 PM   #1
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Milpitas Coyote Creek trail

Hey fellow South Bay riders, I'm wanting to try and head north on coyote creek trail this weekend, haven't been in that direction on my bike yet, I usually head west up the peninsula, and I'm wondering if there's a way to get between Dixon Landing Road and Warren, without going to the east side of 880. On google maps it looks like a gravel/dirt path is there, but is it blocked by fences? Should it be avoided, or could one sneak through? Thanks for the heads up!
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Old 07-10-14, 12:00 PM   #2
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hi sean, i actually want to do a similar ride and i, also, live in campbell.

my plan was to do something like this: Bike Ride Profile | Salt pond loop with some fireworks near San Jose | Times and Records | Strava

unfortunately, i don't think you can get to east bay on that side without going over 880, twice. people seem to usually cross it via dixon landing and then again via warren. that's pretty much the reason why i never ride on that side of the bay
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The bad news is that right now it's impossible to go north of Dixon Landing without crossing 880. The good news is that an extension of Fremont Boulevard south to Dixon Landing is under construction and should be complete in the next few months. You can actually see the construction in Google satellite. I did a little digging online, and apparently there will be bike lanes on the new section of Fremonth Blvd as well as a Bay Trail segment on the west side of Coyote Creek.
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Thanks Shotwellian, I looked at it closer too, and it looks like there's no way across a section of drainage leading to Coyote Creek. I'm gonna ride in that direction anyway just to look. I've actually hiked through a bit of water with my mountain bike shoes and my road bike over my shoulder, so if it looks like I can hike a few feet without sinking into the mud I may go for it. If not, it's not a big deal to circle around over the freeway twice.
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Old 07-12-14, 11:15 AM   #5
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Let us know if you make it through. Also I was mistaken in my previous post when I said the trail will be on the west side of Coyote Creek. It'll be on the east side of Coyote Creek but on the west side of the new piece of Fremont Blvd.
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No luck, everytime (out of 2 tries) that I've been by on an early Saturday morning, there has been construction crew there actively working. I didn't think they'd appreciate me trying to sneak by. We'll have to wait for the road and bridge to be put in, bleh.
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I'm following this situation closely since I live in South Fremont, and bike this area quite often. Currently it's a lousy situation because Warren is closed also! So heading south, I have to cross at Dixon Landing (not great), heading north, I have to cross at Fremont Bvld (not great either). Warren is going re-open soon, and it looks like it will be bicycle friendly. With this new road coming, I will be able to go South to Coyote Creek/Guadalupe or North with a safer 880 crossing. Can't open soon enough!
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I'm following this situation closely since I live in South Fremont, and bike this area quite often. Currently it's a lousy situation because Warren is closed also! So heading south, I have to cross at Dixon Landing (not great), heading north, I have to cross at Fremont Bvld (not great either). Warren is going re-open soon, and it looks like it will be bicycle friendly. With this new road coming, I will be able to go South to Coyote Creek/Guadalupe or North with a safer 880 crossing. Can't open soon enough!
Hello,

Fremont Blvd extension is now open to Dixon Landing with easy access to Coyote Creek Trail. If you are travelling on the west side of 880, you no longer have to cross at warren and then again at Dixon. You can proceed on the new road!
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Yeah!

Unfortunately on Sunday I was chased out by a rent-a-cop, but to be fair they had just laid some blacktop it appeared. I have got through several times prior to that.

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Fremont Blvd extension is now open to Dixon Landing with easy access to Coyote Creek Trail. If you are travelling on the west side of 880, you no longer have to cross at warren and then again at Dixon. You can proceed on the new road!
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Great to hear that. Has a new trail section also been opened? Or just the road itself?
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The road is open (unofficially). I've used it several times in recent weeks during my commute ride. There is a trail next to the road on the west side, but it has often been blocked by equipment or by potted plants and trees that are going to be used for landscaping. I've seen, but never been stopped by a rent-a-cop so far. The other night it appeared that some 880 auto commuters realized it was passable too, and were using it to avoid the 880 commute backup to get north.
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I've now hit it several times ... even though there is a 'road closed' sign on the South end, I have been able to ride through and even waved at the security guard. I think they are trying to discourage the motorists using it as a freeway bypass, but I suppose that's bound to happen soon enough.


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The road is open (unofficially). I've used it several times in recent weeks during my commute ride. There is a trail next to the road on the west side, but it has often been blocked by equipment or by potted plants and trees that are going to be used for landscaping. I've seen, but never been stopped by a rent-a-cop so far. The other night it appeared that some 880 auto commuters realized it was passable too, and were using it to avoid the 880 commute backup to get north.
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Update: Looks like both the road and bike path are officially open now.
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Kind of old news now but this is awesome! I hated crossing over to the frontage road at Dixon Landing. I felt like I was taking my life into my own hands when commuting in the dark with all the big garbage trucks heading to the landfill. Unfortunately I've moved to Marin and this is no longer part of my commute.
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