Bay Bridge Trail Lookout

The Bay Bridge Trail is named in honor of Alex Zuckermann, the late East Bay Bicycle Coalition founder and Bay Bridge Trail advocate. A plaque bearing his name is located on the trail which extends over 4 miles from Emeryville to Yerba Buena Island (San Francisco).

Bernal Hill provides visitors with a beautiful 360-degree panoramic view of San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown, San Bruno Mountains, and the hills of East Bay. Walk the well-defined dirt trails that wind around the hill’s flanks, which provide access to the summit.

The daily hours of the Bicycle & Pedestrian Path on the East Span of 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.

The Bicycle & Pedestrian Path on the East Span of the Bay Bridge, from the Bridge Yard Building at 210 Burma Road, Oakland to the YBI Landing, may be subject to periodic closures in the fall of 2018 for construction activity.  During this period, crews will complete remaining construction activities to remove two marine piers of the original Bay Bridge.  Please check this site or Twitter (@BayBridgeInfo) for the most up-to-date information.


Three access points provide a direct route to the bicycle and pedestrian path: one at Shellmound Street in Emeryville, just outside the IKEA store; a second at the historic Caltrans Bridge Yard Building at 210 Burma Road in Oakland; and a third on Yerba Buena Island, where the bridge and path make their landing.

There is no parking near the landing on Yerba Buena Island, however the San Francisco County Transportation Authority provides a free shuttle on weekends and holidays for cyclists and pedestrians every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour from the landing on Yerba Buena Island to parking on Treasure Island (Shuttle Information).

In addition, there is also an AC Transit eastbound transbay bus stop at the Bay Bridge toll plaza. (NOTE: This stop provides eastbound service only — there is no westbound service from this location).  For information about getting to the trailheads by car, public transit, or bicycle.

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