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Old 02-14-11, 06:28 PM
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Bay Trail: Millbrae to Sunnyvale?

Who has done this trail? Over the weekend, I tried doing this trail on the way back from San Francisco. I knew it split up at a few points, but I thought I could figure it out without a map. I got to Foster City and got mixed up--riding back and forth trying to figure out where I went wrong. Then I just got off the trail and ended up taking El Camino the rest of the way back.

I haven't Googled it yet, but is there a Foster City trail that derailed me from the main Bay Trail? Anyone know what I mean?
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I've ridden the Bay Trail from the Millbrae BART down to Milpitas. In Foster City, you have 2 choices. The more scenic route is to follow the bay shoreline under Hwy 92 then all the way around the edge of town. Keep going until you see the bridge over the creek to Oracle.
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Originally Posted by johnny99
I've ridden the Bay Trail from the Millbrae BART down to Milpitas. In Foster City, you have 2 choices. The more scenic route is to follow the bay shoreline under Hwy 92 then all the way around the edge of town. Keep going until you see the bridge over the creek to Oracle.
Out of curiosity, how do you get through EPA, then? I've tried riding north from Sunnyvale, and I can only get so far before the trail dead ends in to some observation platform in the middle of a field.
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The Bay Trail is not continuous (yet). You need to take city streets through East Palo Alto. From where I assume you got lost, take Bay Street north, then right on University Ave out to Sun Quintin (now Facebook Qunitin). The Bay Trail resumes from there.

You will need to take city streets again through Redwood City until you reach the "bridge to nowhere" and the San Carlos bike path.
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I just might have to follow along with someone on my next try at it.
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Here is a map of the Bay Trail starting at the Millbrae Caltrain (near SFO) and ending at the Lawrence Caltrain (near SJC). 45 miles one way. Almost entirely flat. Some sections are dirt and may be muddy this week.

The Google Maps bike layer shows the route in greater detail.

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