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Lafayette Reservoir

Walking and Biking in the Bay Area
Using BART, Trains, and Ferries

A guide to Bay Area trails and parks

San Francisco and the Bay

Crissy Field Park
The Embarcadero
Angel Island

The East Bay

Lake Merritt/Jack London Square
Alameda Creek Regional Trail (Fremont)

Contra Costa County

Lafayette to Moraga Trail
Lafayette Reservoir
Briones Regional Park
Contra Costa Canal Trails
Acalanes Ridge Open Space
Shell Ridge Open Space
Lime Ridge Open Space
Iron Horse Trail
Delta Region (Pittsburg/Oakley)

Note: most of these trailheads can be reached by BART and/or ferries.

To see a sample chapter about Sacramento's American River Trail (which extends 31 miles from downtown Sacramento to Folsom Lake), Click here.

For free copies of the complete text Email Bob Jolly Click here for the Antioch bike club, Delta Pedalers.

Excursion Notes

December. In the past few months, I have returned to Crissy Field in San Francisco several times and continue to enjoy its beauty: quiet bay with sailboats, ferries, and occasional freighters; dramatatic waves near south tower of the bridge, bird-filled lagoon and many friendly walkers, runners, and bikers. See page 10 of recently revised book for a complete description.

June 18th. Good news! The southernmost portion of the Iron Horse Trail now connects with the BART Station in Pleasanton. This means that bikers (and walkers) who live in the East Bay can get to the trailhead in 20-25 minutes. Directions: exit from the station and turn left (west). Pass bike storage boxes and a cyclone fence enclosing the 84 Lumber Company. The parking lot and bus stops are on your right. Go straight ahead to find the trailhead.