Map of bike paths / walking paths in the San Mateo area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling around San Mateo, California

San Mateo, California map area

San Mateo, California

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Anza Lagoon Trail

Bay Trail

Bluff Trail

Coyote Point Park Trail

Crystal Springs Regional Trail - San Andreas Segment

Crystal Springs Regional Trail - Sawyer Camp Segment

Devils Slide Trail

Foster City Levee Pedway

Foster City Trail

Millbrae Spur Trail

Pacifica State Beach Trail

Ralston Bike Trail


San Francisco

South San Francisco

San Jose

San Mateo and Foster City are located to the west of San Francisco Bay and south of South San Francisco. The cities are located north of Redwood City.

There are many recreational trails along the shores of San Francisco Bay including sections of the Bay Trail as well as other park trails and local trails. The Crystal Springs Regional Trail has paved segments along San Andreas Lake and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir.

Crystal Springs Regional Trail

The Crystal Springs Regional Trail is a 15.3-mile long trail system that is divided into three segments, the San Andreas Segment, the Sawyer Camp Segment and the Crystal Springs Segment. The trails are located along San Andreas Lake and Lower Crystal Springs Reservoir which are situated just west of Interstate 280.

The northwest end of the 2.7-mile long paved San Andreas Segment is located at Skyline Boulevard and San Bruno Avenue W. The San Andreas Segment meets the Sawyer Camp Segment at Hillcrest Boulevard. The Sawyer Camp Segment is a 6-mile long paved path. The southeast end of the Sawyer Camp Segment is located at Crystal Springs Road and Skyline Boulevard. There is a third segment that is a hiking trail. There are also many other hiking trails in this area.

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Bay Trail in San Mateo and Foster City

There are several segments of the San Francisco Bay Trail located along the waterfront of San Mateo and Foster City to the east of Highway 101.

The Bay Trail in this area is a paved pathway starting at Bayfront Park off of Old Bayshore Highway, just southeast of the airport. The paved pathway continues to the south as far as Steinberger Slough in Redwood City, with a few short gaps where trail users will need to travel along streets to get to the next section. This bay front area has numerous parks, hotels, office buildings, businesses, residential homes and apartment buildings. The trails tie into many of the other local bike and pedestrian paths in the parks and that extend into the residential areas.

The Bay Trail goes by the following parks and other points of interest in San Mateo and Foster City: Bayfront Park, Bayside Park, Burlingame Soccer Complex, Anza Lagoon, Robert E. Woolley State Park, Fisherman's Park, Coyote Point Park, Magic Mountain Playground, Poplar Creek Golf Course, Coyote Point Marina, Harbor View Park, Seal Point Park, Windsurf Point, Little Coyote Point, New Foster City Park, Sea Cloud Park and Belmont Slough.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in the San Mateo, California area.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in Central California

Below is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in Central California.

Many additional recreational trails are displayed on the maps for each city or county