Trail Visitor Information
The City of Mountain View manages over 10 and a half miles of paved (Class 1) trails along the Stevens Creek and Permanente Creek, Hetch Hetchy, and Bay Trails. These trails provide multi-modal recreational and commuting opportunities for a wide variety of users and offer residents a way to get outdoors and stay active, whether they are on their way to work or looking for a great place to exercise.
TRAIL CLOSURE INFORMATION
Permanente Creek Trail
Sections of the Permanente Creek Trail north of Hwy 101 will be closed periodically for Valley Waters, Flood Protection Project. More information can be found here: 2022-09-12 Permanente Creek Flood Retrofit Project Construction Sign_TV v6 (mountainview.gov)
Stevens Creek Trail
-South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Pond Project at Pond A2W - Construction
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the California State Coastal Conservancy will begin construction of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Pond Project at Pond A2W located immediately north of Shoreline Park and west of Stevens Creek. Pond A2W will be restored from open-water ponds enclosed by levees to tidal marsh by allowing silt to settle in the pond so marsh plants can establish. For more information on the project, visit the project webpages at:
Pond A2W Access Route and Material Import and Placement
Daily interruptions and brief closures of public access trail crossings (including a section of the Bay Trail) for delivery of material to Pond A2W will take place between 7:30 A.M and 4 P.M weekdays.
Truck traffic will enter the project area through the City of Mountain View’s Shoreline Park and into Pond A2W. Trucks will be traveling along Amphitheatre Parkway, onto Crittenden Lane, and then through the PG&E property adjacent to Stevens Creek into Shoreline Park on park maintenance levee-top roads. A new temporary access ramp will be built at the northeast limit of Shoreline Park, adjacent to the Bay Trail, for material transport to the project area in Pond A2W. Material will be used for construction access, habitat enhancements and levee fill. All trails will be accessible on weekdays when no hauling or construction is occurring. Temporary signs and flaggers will be placed at the Bay Trail and adjacent to Crittenden Pump Station to manage truck traffic and trail user access.
When: February 7, 2022, until December 31, 2023
This project will help the implementation of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project’s Phase 2 action at the Alviso-Mountain View Ponds. It will establish an access route and stockpile location for deliveries by haul trucks of fill material for the project construction, including wildlife habitat slopes and islands and for improvements to existing levees.
If you have questions or comments, contact the City at (650) 903-6076.
The City of Mountain View reminds users to share the trails and respect your fellow trail users. By following the guidelines outlined below, you can contribute to a safe, pleasant experience for all.
Users with Dogs
Users should be aware of the following important regulations governing use of City trails:
The following are prohibited activities within Mountain View parks and trails:
FOR TRAIL INFORMATION OR
TO REPORT AN UNSAFE CONDITION
Shoreline At Mountain View is home to an eight-mile network of trails, bridges and roadways for walking, jogging, biking and inline skating. Vista Slope and the nearby Crittenden Hill provide expansive vistas as well as open space for exploring outdoors. The popular Stevens Creek Trail originates in Shoreline and travels creekside nearly five miles through Mountain View. The multi-use Permanente Creek Trail extends from Shoreline At Mountain View over Highway 101 to Old Middlefield Road. Many Shoreline trails connect with other regional trail systems, including the Bay Loop Trail.
The Friends of Stevens Creek Trail is a local community group whose goal is to raise community awareness and support for the completion of a trail in the Stevens Creek Corridor.
Founded in December of 1992 to support on-going local government efforts, the Friends was incorporated as a public benefit non-profit corporation in March of 1993. This grassroots community action group is endorsed by the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and by the Cities of Cupertino, Mountain View, and Los Altos. The Friends Volunteer Action Team organizes community outreach, education programs and trail work days and raises funds for enhancement of the Trail. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org www.stevenscreektrail.org email@example.com