Trail description and Map files are in PDF format. If you have difficulty opening any of these files, right click on the file, save to disk, and then open the saved file using Adobe Acrobat reader.
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Using the Bay Circuit Guide and Maps
The Index Map shows the overall BCT and locates the detailed maps that apply to the area you may wish to walk, ski, or ride. On the Index Map, red indicates dedicated sections of the trail that are completed, and, in most cases, are blazed. Yellow indicates temporary trail used to bridge gaps or avoid problem areas, and may be blazed. Dashed green indicates proposed trail sections still being developed by local groups.
Each detailed map shows overlapping sections of the Bay Circuit Trail. Solid red trail is dedicated trail, dashed red is temporary trail, and open red circles indicate proposed trail. The route of the BCT is described in corresponding text for each map, in the north-to-south direction. We encourage you to take copies of both the maps and descriptions with you, and these plus the trail markings should be adequate to follow the BCT. However, if you are interested in exploring the other trails shown, or in more detailed trail guides to the BCT, we strongly urge you to obtain local trail maps and guides. Those we know of are listed on the For More Information page that accompanies each map, along with information on where to obtain them. Trail users who are familiar with topographic maps may find the U.S.G.S. maps helpful. The relevant area maps are listed on each For More Information page.
Corrections, additions, and suggestions for improving the maps and associated text are very welcome. Please send your suggested changes to firstname.lastname@example.org.