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Rail-Trails California: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

Rail-Trails California: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Rail-Trails California: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

Rail-Trails California: The Definitive Guide to the State's Top Multiuse Trails

by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy


Available for Pre-Order. This item will be available on June 13, 2023


Explore 72 of the best rail-trails and other multiuse pathways in California.

All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted into public multiuse trails. Level and accessible, these paths are ideal for a brisk fitness walk, bike ride, or stroll with the family. In Rail-Trails California, the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these routes, as well as other multiuse pathways. Many rail-trails are paved and run within view of the most scenic parts of town. Others, such as the 13-mile Merced River Trail, offer rugged scenery on ungroomed, mostly dirt, and somewhat wild paths.

Take in the Southern California sunshine on the smooth Bayshore Bikeway. Enjoy sandy beaches, sea lions, and shopping along the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail. Travel between two artificial lakes on the Crystal Springs Regional Trail or between two dams on the Sacramento River Rail Trail. Find public art, a Japanese garden, and a wildlife preserve along the Orange Line Bike Path. Experience the varying personalities of the Tahoe Trailways Bike Path on your way to Sugar Pine Point State Park. Whether you’re on feet, wheels, or skates, you’ll love the variety in this collection of multiuse trails!

Inside you’ll find:

  • Informative descriptions written by rail-trail experts
  • Detailed maps for every featured trail
  • Driving directions to trailheads
  • Icons indicating the activities that each trail can accommodate
  • Information you can rely on from the official guide to rail-trails

“You can now throw away all your self-help books on fighting depression, losing weight, toning muscles, finding something to do with your kids, and learning American history. Just use this guide, find a great trail—and enjoy!”
—Peter Harnik, Director, Center for City Park Excellence, Trust for Public Land

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643590875
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Publication date: 06/13/2023
Series: Rail-Trails
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a nationwide nonprofit dedicated to converting former railroad corridors to public, multiuse recreational trails that offer easy access to runners, hikers, bicyclists, skaters, wheelchair users, and equestrians. It serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 23,000 miles of open rail-trails across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built—with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

Table of Contents

About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy




How to Use This Book


  1. Alameda Creek Regional Trail
  2. American River Parkway/Jedediah Smith Memorial Trail
  3. Arroyo Mocho Trail
  4. Arroyo Simi Bike Path
  5. Ballona Creek Bike Path
  6. Bayshore Bikeway
  7. Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail
  8. Cal Park Hill Tunnel and Pathway
  9. Calleguas Creek Bike Path
  10. Clovis Old Town Trail and Sugar Pine Trail
  11. Contra Costa Canal Trail
  12. Cowell-Purisima Trail
  13. Coyote Creek Trail
  14. Crystal Springs Regional Trail
  15. Donald and Bernice Watson Recreation Trail
  16. Dry Creek Trail
  17. Eureka Waterfront Trail
  18. Fairfield Linear Park Trail
  19. Golden Gate Park Multiuse Trail
  20. Half Moon Bay Coastside Trail
  21. Hammond Trail
  22. Humboldt Bay Trail North
  23. Humbug-Willow Creek Trail
  24. Huntington Beach Bicycle Trail
  25. Iron Horse Regional Trail
  26. Joe Rodota Trail
  27. Juanita Cooke Greenbelt
  28. Lafayette-Moraga Regional Trail
  29. Lake Almanor Recreation Trail
  30. Lake Natoma Trail
  31. Lands End Trail
  32. Los Gatos Creek Trail
  33. MacKerricher Haul Road Trail
  34. Martin Luther King, Jr. Promenade
  35. Marvin Braude Bike Trail
  36. Merced River Trail
  37. Mill Valley/Sausalito Multiuse Pathway
  38. Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail
  39. Mt. Lowe Railroad Trail
  40. Napa Valley Vine Trail
  41. Noyo Headlands Coastal Trail
  42. Ohlone Greenway
  43. Ojai Valley Trail
  44. Old Railroad Grade
  45. Orange Line Bike Path
  46. Pacific Electric Inland Empire Trail
  47. Richmond Greenway
  48. Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path
  49. Rio Hondo River Trail
  50. Sacramento Northern Bikeway
  51. Sacramento River Parkway Trail
  52. Sacramento River Rail Trail
  53. Sacramento River Trail
  54. San Clemente Beach Trail
  55. San Diego Creek Trail
  56. San Gabriel River Trail
  57. Santa Ana River Trail
  58. Santa Fe Trail
  59. Sir Francis Drake Bikeway (Cross Marin Trail)
  60. Stevens Creek Trail
  61. Sugar Pine Railway-Strawberry Branch
  62. Tahoe Trailways Bike Path
  63. Tiburon Historical Trail
  64. Truckee River Legacy Trail
  65. Valley Loop Trail
  66. Ventura River Trail
  67. Veterans Parkway
  68. Virginia Corridor Trailway
  69. Walnut Trail
  70. West County Regional Trail
  71. West Side Rails to Trails (Hull Creek to Clavey River)
  72. West Side Rails to Trails (Tuolumne City to North Fork/Tuolumne River)


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