The Bay Bridge Trail is a part of the San Francisco Bay Trail. The length of the path on the East Span of the Bay Bridge is 2.2 miles from Oakland to Yerba Buena Island. To ensure user safety, the 15.5-foot-wide path has one lane in each direction for bicyclists and an outside lane designated for pedestrians.
IMPORTANT UPDATE Regarding Bicycle/Pedestrian Access through Mid-November 2021
Due to unforeseen construction conditions encountered during construction of the new bicycle path on Yerba Buena Island as part of the Southgate Road Realignment Project there will be no bicycle or pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island until mid-November 2021. This means no access on weekdays, weekends and holidays through mid-November 2021. This closure does NOT impact the use of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island.
The Southgate Road Realignment Project will realign Southgate Road, the critical local connection between the I-80 westbound and eastbound on- and off-ramps, and reconstruct/reopen the I-80 eastbound off-ramp to Yerba Buena Island. This construction project is part of a larger effort to replace and retrofit key roads and on- and off-ramps that connect the Bay Bridge and Yerba Buena Island.
All bicycle and pedestrian access between Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island will be suspended from July 6, 2021 through Mid-November, 2021. The Vista Point facilities will be completely closed for use from September 7, 2021, through mid-November 2021. For more information, click here.
Bay Bridge Trail Maps
Getting to the Trailheads
A segment of the Bay Bridge Trail is now open to the public. Bicyclists and pedestrians can access the new bridge via connections that provide a direct route to the bridge trail.
Shellmound Street Trailhead
MacArthur BART Station
Ride west on 40th Street, which turns into Shellmound Street. The trailhead is across the street from IKEA.
Take the Emery-Go-Round Powell shuttle or the AC Transit Line 26 and off-board at IKEA. The Trailhead is across the street from IKEA.
Burma Road Trailhead
19th Street BART Station
Ride north on Broadway and west on West Grand Avenue to Maritime Street. Turn left on Maritime and ride to Burma Road. The trailhead is at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.
Take the AC Transit Transbay NL bus and off-board at Maritime Street. The trailhead is at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.
Limited five-hour parking is available from dawn until dusk at the Bay Bridge Trail parking lot at the Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, approximately half a mile west of the intersection of Maritime Street and Burma Road.
Eastbound Bay Bridge Toll Plaza, AC Transit Bus Stop
Note: No westbound access
Downtown San Francisco
AC Transit can accommodate two bikes at a time with bike racks on the front of its buses.
Take the AC Transit Transbay NL or O bus from the Salesforce Transit Center and off-board at the Toll Plaza stop on the Bay Bridge.
For more information on the Bay Bridge Trail, visit baybridgeinfo.org.
Bay Bridge Trail Shuttle
The Bay Bridge Trail Shuttle running between the Bay Bridge Trail Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island has been temporarily discontinued. For more information, click here.
Bay Bridge Trail Safety
- 15-mph advisory speed limit
- Bicycle-mounted officers from the California Highway Patrol will monitor the trail
- Skateboards, scooters and skates are not permitted
- Cyclists must yield to pedestrians
- Fishing is not permitted from the bridge
Bay Bridge Trail Hours
The daily hours of the Bicycle and Pedestrian Path on East Span on the Bay Bridge are from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM.
The Bay Bridge Trail is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the trailhead on Shellmound Street in Emeryville to the Caltrans Bridge Yard building at 210 Burma Road, Oakland.
Upcoming Changes to Treasure Island Access
Due to construction on the Southgate Road Realignment Project on Yerba Buena Island, there will be no bicycle or pedestrian access to Treasure Island until mid-November 2021. This means no access on weekdays, weekends and holidays through mid-November 2021.
Access to Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island
Through Mid-November 2021 the Vista Point recreational center at Yerba Buena Island will be closed due to construction as part of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority’s (SFCTA) Southgate Road Realignment Project. The closure will begin just beyond the end of the Bicycle/Pedestrian “Landing” from the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge (Bay Bridge) on Yerba Buena Island (YBI).
This closure does NOT impact the use of the Bicycle/Pedestrian Path between Oakland and Yerba Buena Island.