Best Rail-Trails in California

This list represents the most popular rail-trails in California. Use this list to plan your next California rail-trails trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

A broad swath of open space set among the residential areas of northern Orange County, ...
Though it sits on the edge of Los Angeles, a metropolitan area that is ever-changing and ...
This rail-trail immerses you in the culture of the sea. If you are lucky, otters will ...
The thick woodlands that insulate and decorate the charming town of Paradise are the setting ...
Meticulously landscaped and popular with local residents and visitors alike, this rail-trail ...
The development of the Fresno and Clovis route exemplifies how community support can foster ...
Tucked in a steep canyon in the hills east of San Jose, this rail-trail passes through ...
If you believe the setting makes the trail, you won’t quibble with the brevity of the ...
Gazing out across the Pacific Ocean from the heights of the Fay Avenue Bike Path, you ...
Scanning the western and southern horizons from this shoreline rail-trail, hikers, cyclists, ...
Promenade along this rail-trail, which follows the existing railroad tracks along Harbor ...
Orchards, brilliant with pink and white blooms in spring, laden with fruit in summer and ...
The Bud Turner Trail is hitched to the Juanita Cooke Greenbelt at pretty Laguna Lake Park, ...
A neighborhood trail of the first order, the Pacific Electric Bicycle Trail links well-kept ...
This is primarily a commuter route that leads from downtown Fairfield to the Solano Community ...
Although the north coast of California usually brings to mind towering old-growth forests ...
The grassy expanses surrounding the Chico Airport are surprisingly scenic, hosting a variety ...
As rough and tumble as the river it follows, as enchanting as the canyon that cradles ...
Running along the base of the San Gabriel Mountains, the Duarte Bike Trail ties the east ...
The foothills of the Sierra Nevada are expansive and remarkably untouched by modern life. ...
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