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Trail Count 2014 is on September 24! 
Help us count and survey trail users - click here for volunteer opportunities.  
Learn more about last year's findings.

About San Jose Trails
San Jose has one of the nation's largest urban trail networks, with over 50 miles developed and open to the public.

The network of trail systems offers a wide variety of experiences.  Core trails like the Guadalupe River, Coyote Creek and Highway 87 Bikeway extend a long distance and provide an opportunity for both recreation and commuting.  Edge trails like Albertson Parkway and Upper Silver Creek provide access to nature and open space for recreation. Trails like the Silver Creek Valley system offer challenging inclines and valley-wide views.

The City's Greenprint, General Plan, Bike Plan and Green Vision all support further development; with a goal for a 100-mile paved trail network by 2022.  This mileage is to be developed upon 35 defined trail systems.  Extending existing trails, closing gaps and interconnecting trails are a key objective for development so that travel can occur entirely within an off-street environment. 

  • Map - Citywide Trail Network (existing, open trail systems)
  • Map - Citywide Trail Network (future 100-mile interconnected network of systems)
  • Map - Countywide Trails and Bikeways  (VTA Map) 
  • Map - Sites to see along the Guadalupe River Trail
  • Trail Systems (the individual trail systems that combined, create the network)
  • Search by Trail Name (search engine for City facilities)
  • App by Transit &Trails
  • BikeShare - Available in Downtown San Jose (starts summer 2013) 
Contact the Trail Program Manager for questions or follow the links on the Left Navigation Bar for more details.

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Video: Before & After Trail Development

News and Announcements
Trail Count 2014 - September 24
San Jose's 8th annual count and survey of trail users occurs on Wednesday, September 24. Volunteer today to staff a count station and meet the thousands of daily trail users. Link to Trail Count volunteer page
Los Alamitos Creek Trail - Construction (McKean Road gateway)
West bank trail closed during construction. Approximately 200' of pavement extends trail to McKean Road. Use east bank trail between McKean and Almaden Expressway.
Guadalupe River Trail / Coleman Avenue (Downtown) - Sediment Removal - 9/2 to 9/16 (est).
The Santa Clara Valley Water District will remove about 2,800 cubic yards of sediment along the Guadalupe River. Read on...