Stevens Creek Trail

Stevens Creek Trail


Stevens Creek Trail is currently open from Shoreline At Mountain View to Dale/Heatherstone. The approximately five-mile section of paved all weather pathway contains six undercrossings, six pedestrian bridges, a major 1/4 mile overcrossing structure that spans Central Expressway, Evelyn Avenue, light rail and the Caltrain tracks, a 350-foot pedestrian/bicycle overpass spanning Highway 237 and the new overcrossing over Highway 85 from Sleeper Avenue to Dale/Heatherstone. The trail provides users multiple experiences through woodlands, tidal marshes and city neighborhood parks. In addition to bringing a unique creekside experience to urban residents and workers, the trail's easy connections to major bus routes, CalTrain and light rail make it ideal for connecting to the city's North Bayshore businesses. The trail is open from dawn to dusk. Dogs are allowed on leash from Sleeper Avenue north to the Crittenden Trailhead which is an entrance to Shoreline At Mountain View. Dogs are not allowed in Shoreline At Mountain View. Parking is available at the Crittenden Lane, La Avenida, Whisman, Landels and Yuba Drive Trailheads.

For further information, call (650) 903-6392. For the Trail Storm Closure Information visit  

Please check the following webpage for temporary trail closures.


The City of Mountain View is pleased to announce surface improvements to the highly utilized trail system. Sections of the Stevens Creek Trail will be re-paved in mid-August in order to repair areas that have surface cracks and bumps. These needed repairs are scheduled over three days, August 17th, 18th and 19th.  Due to the nature of the work, sections of the Stevens Creek Trail will need to be CLOSED between 9:00am and 5:00pm on the 17th and 18th and 9:00am to 1:00pm on the 19th.

  • On August 17th, the Stevens Creek Trail will be CLOSED between the Yuba Street Trailhead and the Dana Street Trailhead.

  • On August 18th, the Stevens Creek Trail will be CLOSED between the Middlefield Road Trailhead and the south entrance of the Moffett Boulevard Trailhead.

  • On August 19th, the Stevens Creek Trail will be CLOSED between the north side of the Moffett Boulevard Trailhead to the Crittenden Lane Trailhead.

  • TBD Early October, the Stevens Creek Trail will be CLOSED between the La Avenida Trailhead and Crittenden Trailhead for sealcoating.  Once dates have been confirmed, notifications will be placed on the trail with the exact closure date(s) a week prior to the work commencing.

Please reference the map of CLOSED sections in order to plan an alternate route.  We thank you for your patience while these safety improvements are made to the trail system. Map of Trail Closure

Repairs to the Permanente Creek Trail, Bay Trail and other trails within Shoreline at Mountain View, will be completed between August 20th and August 28th.  The repaving to trails within Shoreline will require sections of trails to be CLOSED between 7:00am and 5:00pm, however detours to other trails will be available.  Please plan for increased travel times during this segment of repairs. 

For questions, please email



The Friends of the Stevens Creek Trail race will be held virtually this year 2020. To register for the race and support the Stevens Creek Trail, please click this link Trailblazer Race

four cities coordinated stevens creek trail feasibility study

The Four Cities Coordinated Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study is now available for public review. The City of Sunnyvale is the lead agency for this project. Please visit the City of Sunnyvale website to review the study and for information regarding public meetings and how to submit comments for the feasibility study.

Please visit the official project website for project updates and you can register to receive automatic updates via email at:

City of Sunnyvale - Stevens Creek Trail Feasibility Study

The Friends of Stevens Creek 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: