On the eastern shore between Palo Alto and San Jose, this remarkable series of trails and parks incorporates a series of undisturbed tidal marshland (Sloughs) called the Baylands. See our detailed description of the three major sections.
A nearly 10-mile paved bicycle and running path that starts 3 miles south of San Jose, meandering through several parks and into the hills of Los Gatos. There are options to run on either side of the creek in parts.
A 9-mile bike path that runs along the Guadelupe River from the heart of downtown San Jose, through Silicon Valley, to San Francisco Bay.
Descriptions and maps of several great running options near San Jose: Hellyer Park and Coyote Creek Trail, Los Gatos Dam Trail, Alum Rock Park, and Quicksliver Park.