The Real "Bay to Breakers"

by Dinesh Desai

Route Description

Day 1:

  1. Adobe Creek trailhead of Emily Renzel Wetlands in Palo Alto
  2. North on East Bayshore Road
  3. Oregon Expressway pedestrian overpass
  4. Oregon Ave.
  5. Greer Road
  6. N. California Ave.
  7. Alma Street pedestrian underpass
  8. California Street
  9. pedestrian path to Peter Coutts Road
  10. Page Mill Expressway
  11. Old Page Mill Road
  12. Page Mill Expressway
  13. Page Mill Road
  14. Arastradero Road to Juan Bautista de Anza Trail in Arastradero Preserve
  1. Arastradero Creek Trail to Foothills Park
  2. paved road to Interpretive Center
  3. Los Trancos Valley road
  4. Orchard Glen Picnic Area
  5. Wildhorse Valley Road
  6. Los Trancos Trail
  7. Bay to Ridge trail connector to Page Mill Trail in Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
  8. Lost Creek Loop Trail East
  9. Franciscan Loop Trail West to Page Mill Road
  1. White Oak Trail in Monte Bello Open Space Preserve
  2. Skid Road
  3. Skyline Blvd.
  4. Bay Area Ridge Trail South in Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve
  5. Peters Creek Trail in Long Ridge Open Space Preserve
  6. Connector Trail to gate LR-10 on Skyline Blvd.

Day 2:

  1. Gate LR-10 on Skyline Blvd. to Peters Creek Trail via Connector Trail
  2. Ward Road
  3. Slate Creek Trail in Portola Redwoods State Park
  4. Summit Trail
  5. Service Road
  6. Portola Trail
  7. Ridge Trail
  8. Basin Trail to China Grade in Big Basin State Park
  9. West on China Grade to Middle Ridge Road
  10. Johansen Road
  11. Anderson Landing Road
  12. Berry Creek Falls Trail
  13. Skyline to the Sea Trail to Highway 1

The Participants

Skip BusheeMenlo Park
Patrick ClohertyMillbrae
Dinesh DesaiLos Altos
Tom HainesPalo Alto
Chuck NileAtherton
Fred OmenzetterSaratoga