Tips On Bay Bridge Trail to Yerba Buena Island

Are you excited, but also a little confused, about the newly extended Bay Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Path (known as the Bay Bridge Trail) to Yerba Buena Island? We’ve done the research, so you don’t have to.

The first thing you need to do is visit Public Market to fill yourself up on a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch before your excursion.

Check Schedules Before You Go:
While Caltrans aims to open the bike path daily from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, the current schedule is in flux due to continued demolition work on the original East span. Currently, the schedule has the Bay Bridge Trail open on weekends and holidays in November. Bicyclists and pedestrians are advised to check before planning their trip to view the closure schedule and more information.

Shuttles from Yerba Buena to Treasure Island:
On weekends and holidays there will be a Shuttle running between the Bay Bridge Trail Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island and Treasure Island, allowing for safe transportation of cyclists and pedestrians between Treasure Island and the Trail (the road that currently connects the two islands is not safe for walking or biking).

  • Shuttle Service Hours of Operation: Saturdays, Sundays and Legal Holidays from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Shuttle Service Frequency: Every half-hour.
  • Shuttle Service Pick-Up Points:
  • On Yerba Buena Island: Bay Bridge Trail Vista Point
  • On Treasure Island: Avenue of the Palms at 9th Street

See the full Treasure Island shuttle schedule here >

Where To Access the Path:
There are currently two access points to the Bay Bridge Trail. One is in West Oakland and the other is in Emeryville.

To get to the Emeryville entrance: Follow 40th Street to the overpass, where it becomes Shellmound Street. Continue on the overpass. Once you have reached the bottom you will see a stoplight for the Ikea parking lot entrance. The entrance to the trail is on your right. There is also another entrance on the other side of the street for southbound bikers, so you don’t have to cross the intersection no matter which direction you are coming from.

See a Google map of the entrances here >

Happy trails!