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About San Jose Trails
San Jose has one of the nation's largest urban trail networks, with over 56 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. 

What's New?
Get updates on projects under development, existing trails, special event traffic, and the occasional closures by following these accounts:

TRAIL COUNT 2015 - occurring on September 23, 2015
contact  to volunteer (2 hour shifts)
Survey to be posted from September 23 to 27

  • 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
Lower Guadalupe River Trail Closure (Tasman Dr-Gold St): Starts August 7.
PG&E to replace a section of a gas transmission pipeline as part of a mandated pipeline safety program. During the closure, trail users are encouraged to use adjacent roadways & sidewalks, or the gravel maintenance road along the west bank of the river. Read on...
Autumn Parkway - Guadalupe River Trail (West Bank) - Closure
Autumn Street/Parkway to be extended between Coleman Avenue to Julian Street. Project includes reconstruction of west bank trail. Use east bank trail during closure. Additional Info...
Guadalupe River Trail - CLOSURE - Chynoweth Ave to Blossom Hill Rd (June-Oct 2015)
The Army Corps of Engineers and its local partner, the Santa Clara Valley Water District are modifying the Guadalupe River channel as part of a major flood control project. The existing trail is closed and is to be altered. Follow detour during closure. Read on...