Shoreline Trails

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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. 

Interested in helping out the local environment around     Earth Day 2022?

Please join the Friends of Stevens Creek Trail along with City of Mountain View staff on Saturday, April 23rd with the annual trail cleanup. 

For more info, please visit the FOSCT website here



The Crittenden trailhead along the Stevens Creek Trail will be closed for vehicle access until February 2022. Detours are in place for pedestrians and cyclists. Please allow extra time when traveling through this trailhead until the work is completed. 

South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Pond Project at                                          Pond A2W - Construction

          February 7, 2022, until December 31, 2023

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.