Alameda Creek Regional Trail

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Alameda Creek Regional Trail is a 22.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Union City, California that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
22.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
314 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

views

Alameda Creek Regional Trail follows the banks of Alameda Creek in southern Alameda County from the mouth of Niles Canyon (in the Niles District of Fremont) westward to San Francisco Bay The trail on the south bank provides access to Coyote Hills Regional Park. An additional 3.5 mile loop trail making the run west from Niles Canyon along the trail, through Coyote Hills and back again, qualifies in distance for marathon runs. For those who want to clock shorter distances along the trail, markers have been installed at quarter mile intervals. (Mileages below.) The trail is accessible from several thoroughfares in the Fremont, Union City and Newark areas. MOTOR VEHICLES ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE TRAIL.

road biking
3 days ago

Smooth paved roads for biking. There were a few underpasses while on the trail which bikers should proceed with caution. A few rest areas too. Overall a great experience.

mountain biking
1 month ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Very open trail without any shade. Bring plenty of sun screen and water. The trail is not very "scenic." it follows the county line and the view is mostly neighborhoods and the creek not really a river.
There is plenty of wild life especially all types of water fowl. I also saw a family of deer at the base Red Hill trail where it intersects with Alameda Creek trail. The trail is rated as moderate and mostly due to its length. Minimum elevation change and the trail is paved. Moderate cyclist activity, then again, I went on a Thursday. Weekend activity much heavier.

3 months ago

3 months ago

road biking
3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

road biking
6 months ago

Great bike ride. The path is relatively smooth and goes under all of the roads and highways. If you want to do a little extra, take a left when you reach the end and loop back through Coyote hills. There is about a mile along the sliver of land that takes you back to Coyote Hills that is rocky, so don't take that path if your tires aren't cut out for it.

road biking
7 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

Good

walking
Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Nice running and biking trail. Parts of trail have an abundance of birds and squirrels.

road biking
Saturday, February 06, 2016

road biking
Monday, June 22, 2015

Overall, a very nice ride. I parked at Isherwood Way, near Paseo Padre Pkwy. Once I parked, I noticed there are two trails along the creek. The inner trail is gravel and dirt. The outer trail is paved. I took the paved trail towards Niles Canyon. Very nice ride and pretty views. It was about 6 miles there and back to the parking lot, so I went the opposite way. Going that way was not as scenic, and had more people, but still a decent ride. Throughout the ride, I noticed several patch up work on the paved trail, so the ride wasn't very smooth. Flat ride, with the exceptions of going under the bridges, in which case you have a minor hill.

Will probably go again soon. It is good training trail for an upcoming race.

road biking
Saturday, May 30, 2015

trail running
Saturday, May 23, 2015