Maps & Routes

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Below are links to free online maps of bicycle routes on local and regional roadways and state highways, as well as some dedicated bike paths, throughout California.

For more specific route suggestions in your area, contact your  local bike advocacy organization. Local cycling clubs are also good sources for touring and recreational routes.

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North Coast

Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties-state highway maps (pdf) maintained by Caltrans District 1

Humboldt Bay Area Pacific Coast Bike Route  (pdf)-segments through Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties

Pictured: Richardson Grove State Park (Humboldt County) along the Pacific Coast Bike Route (photo by Caltrans)

North State

Chico  (pdf) and  Bidwell Park  (pdf)

Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties  (pdf)-all state highway segments open and closed to bicycles within Caltrans District 2

Redding  (pdf)

Lower Sacramento Valley, Northern Sierras and Lake Tahoe

El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yuba and Yolo counties-city maps for Davis, Elk Grove, Folsom, Roseville and Sacramento, as well as numerous local Caltrans maps for the region

Lake Tahoe-north, west and south shores

Nevada City-routes in the Nevada City area

Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Alameda (city) (pdf)

Alameda and Contra Costa counties Berkeley (city)  (pdf)-recommended bicycling and walking routes (can be viewed, but not printed)

Contra Costa Canal Trail Marin County  (pdf)

Napa County

Oakland  (city)

San Benito County

San Francisco  (pdf)

San Francisco Bay Area

San Mateo County (scroll down for maps)

San Mateo and Santa Clara counties

Solano County  (pdf)

San Joaquin Valley and Southern/Eastern Sierras

Central California area  

Inyo, Mono and eastern Kern counties-state highway bicycle routes within Caltrans District 9

Kings County

Merced (pdf)

Visalia  (pdf)

Yosemite National Park

Central Coast

Ford Ord (Public Lands)

Monterey bike routes (provided by Bike Monterey)

Monterey County  (countywide)

Monterey Bay Coastal Bike Trail


San Luis Obispo County

Santa Barbara County

Santa Cruz County

UC Santa Barbara campus

Greater Los Angeles Area, Ventura County and Inland Empire

Los Angeles metro area

Los Angeles County Trails

Los Angeles-includes maps for L.A., Pasadena, and Santa Monica, and group ride maps from Metro and CICLE.

Santa Clarita-bike routes and off-road trails

Santa Monica

Thousand Oaks  (pdf)

Ventura County-city maps for Camarillo, Moorpark, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks and Ventura

South Coast

Irvine (pdf)

Orange County

San Diego Bayshore Bikeway  (pdf)

San Diego County UC Irvine campus  (pdf)

Other sources

Adventure Cycling Association

Bikely-huge selection of user-generated maps

Bikemap-this map publisher also maintains the  Bikes on Transit Database  about bringing bikes on buses, trains, ferries and airplanes throughout North America

Caltrans Google - information about how to use Google for bicycle directions (a favorite feature among CalBike staff!)

MapMyRide-user-generated maps

OpenCycleMap-User-generated bike maps throughout the world

Rails to Trails trail finder-A searchable database of the best outdoor recreational bike/ped trails


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