Bike & Walking Trails

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Centennial Way

A unique opportunity was created when BART expanded down the Peninsula to create a linear park on the swath of unimproved land on top of the tube. Eventually planned to run from Colma to Millbrae, South San Francisco's portion will be three miles long, running through the center of town from the South San Francisco to the San Bruno BART Stations. The Class I bicycle and pedestrian trail is a 10" wide asphalt pathway with 2' decomposed granite shoulders, irrigated for low maintenance landscaping, with safety lighting, signalized intersections where the trail crosses Spruce and Chestnut Avenues, and in-ground flashing lights at Orange Avenue

The new park is called Centennial Way to commemorate the City's 100th birthday in 2008. Estimated at a total cost upwards of $6 million, grant funding and developer fees have been secured to make phased construction possible. Centennial Way was one of three Statewide trail award winners from the Trails and Greenways Conference.

Enter the trail at the following locations, which can be easily identified by the placement of signage and kiosks with maps of the trail:

  • North of San Bruno BART Station Parking structure
  • Spruce Avenue just west of Huntington
  • Orange Avenue at Memorial Drive
  • Chestnut at Antoinette Lane
  • End of Antoinette Lane (cul-de-sac)
  • Mission Road at BART Bridge
  • BART Drive across from El Camino High School
  • McLellan Drive at Mission Road

View or print Centennial Way Brochure

View or print South San Francisco Walking and Biking Map

View or print Centennial Brick Application

Biking Trails

Do you ride your bike to work? Wondering what bike routes are available in our City?
The City of South San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee would like to encourage bicycling as a way to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips. Bicycling to work not only reduces congestion and air pollution, but is also healthy and a great stress reliever.

For more information about alternative methods of commute visit

City of South San Francisco Bike Route

Walking Trails

Throughout the Bay Area there are many walking trails that you can enjoy on a nice sunny day. The following links will provide you with useful information about our Bay Area walking trails.

Hiking Trails

In addition to serving as a monument in North San Mateo County, Sign Hill provides a valuable 30 acres of open space and almost two miles of hiking trails. In 1996, Sign Hill was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. These trails are currently configured for hiking only.

  • Ridge Trail (0.77 miles) - Along the crest of Sign Hill from Ridgeview Court to Spruce Avenue
  • Seubert Trail (0.36 miles) - From Poplar Avenue entrance up to the Ridge Trail
  • Eucalyptus Loop Trail (0.27 miles) - Off of Seubert Trail along base of Sign Hill
  • Iris Hill Trail (0.27 miles) - Off of Poplar Avenue up to the Ridge Trail
  • Letters Trail (0.2 miles) - From Poplar Avenue along the base of the letters to the Ridge Trail

More information on Sign Hill can be found here.

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