Zip down this two-lane, paved multipurpose trail from Cupertino to Mountain View (connection in progress), to connect to the Bay Trail.
- This trail goes for miles, starting in Cupertino (several segments still in construction) and continuing until the Bay Trail, which stretches from Shoreline Park (see www.strollerhikes.com/Hikes/Shoreline/Shoreline.html). Shoreline connects to Byxbee Park to Palo Alto Baylands, so with all trails linked up, you can make a long trek!
- These trails are all paved and generally two-laned, so they are great for wheeled transport including rollerblades.
- Benches occur frequently, as well as parks off the trail (at corresponding trailheads).
- The trail runs along Stevens Creek and Moffett Airfield (home of NASA), adding to the interest of the hike.
- There are two resting spots with water fountains and trash cans near the end of Stevens Creek Trail (as it nears Shoreline Park's trails), which make for convenient diaper change and break locations, before turning around.
- Bikes allowed - the trail South of Moffett Blvd. is a great place to learn to ride a bike.
- Dogs allowed on leash.
- "Undesirable" people sometimes hang out in the bushes bordering the less used, narrower portions of the trail, South of Moffett Blvd. Do not hike without a dog or another adult here.
- The skybridge that crosses Central Expressway is bumpy and long; avoid it in small-wheeled strollers or if your child is sensitive to bumps.
- Stay on the trails to avoid ticks and poison oak!
The trail is wide, flat, and entirely paved, so it seems suitable for handicapped access.
- Recommended Routes
An additional route is from McClellan Ranch: http://strollerhikes.com/location/mcclellan-ranch-blackberry-farm/
Also check out the very rural trail to/from a source of the creek: Stevens Creek Reservoir, at Stevens Creek County Park: http://strollerhikes.com/location/stevens-creek-county-park/