The Golden State
California Segment 1: Nevada Line to Truckee River Bridge
Trail NotesUpdated 12 Sept, 2020
T10130 - Cross CA 89 and follow the Truckee River Bike Trail running along the Truckee River heading SW
California Segment 2: CA Highway 89 to French Meadows Reservoir
Trail NotesUpdated: 12 Sept, 2020
T20140 - Correct misspelling of Signs
T20150 - Correct navigation point: 39.1908, -120.2446
T20245 - In 250 feet, take service road (N) then (NE) to High Camp at Squaw Valley .04 - 7.11 / 39.1932, -120.2632
California Segment 3: French Meadows Reservoir to Foresthill
Trail NotesUpdated: 12 Sept 2020
T30040 - Add: Turn right on trail leaving reservoir and traversing higher up the hill.
T30050 - Correct direction: Cross trail diagonally, continue straight (WSW) on the road.
T30060 - Update name of the road to Mosquito Ridge Road
T30070 - Should be: Continue to the left (NNW) on the Western States Trail
T30120 - Correct directions: Junction with road to the right, keep to the left
T30175 - Correct navigation: Junction with road to the right, bear left (SW) - 39.1288, -120.5701
T30330 - Add: Turn right on Michigan Bluff Rd
California Segment 4: Foresthill to Auburn
Trail NotesUpdated: 25 Feb, 2019
T40240 - Add: Drivers Flat Rd
T40550 - Correct street: Turn left (s) on Old Aub. Foresthill Rd (per signage)
T40570 - Confluence Trail is very popular with mountain bikers. Narrow trail. Cautioned advised. Accessing the river as a water source is easiest at next Waypoint
California Segment 5: Auburn to Sacramento
Trail NotesUpdated: 16 Feb, 2019
T50040 - Update to: Turn Left on Pleasant Avenue
T50080 - Correct direction: Turn Right on to Cardiac Bypass Trail
T50130 - Add: Turn Right
T50445 - Multi-Trail Junction, continue straight following Western Pioneer Express Trail 1.21 -20.64 / 38.7356,-121.1627
T40450 - No longer accurate. Trail has been completed.
T50460 - Should be: Join paved American River Bike Trail coming in from left and continue (S)
T50470 - Remove outdated: "At this road crossing the multi-purpose paved trail becomes the paved American River Bikeway."
T50550 - BEGIN LANDSLIDE DETOUR: Turn right onto Negro Bar State Park Loop Trail .43 - 26.69 / 38.6783, -121.1919
T50552 - END LANDSLIDE DETOUR: As you pass a small pond on your right, turn right to return to paved American River Bike Trail 1.1 - 27.79 / 38.6637, -121.1917
T50520 - Update: The trail turns sharply right and up to Hazel Avenue. Turn right to cross the bridge to the south side of the American River then immediately turn right to return to the paved trail.
T50530 - Update: Cross Nimbus Rd. Remove 'Trails Junction,' as there is only the one trail here. Also, Fish hatchery info in T50520 should be placed here as Nimbus Road is the 'paved road which enters the Nimbus Fish Hatchery' mentioned.
T50540 - Add: Restrooms available here
T50580 - There are no restrooms available here
California Segment 6: Sacramento to Antioch
Trail NotesUpdated: 25 Feb, 2019
T60020 - Turn Right on Sacramento River Parkway paved trail
T60105 - Pass W Land Park Dr on right. Continue east on 13th Ave for 2 blocks. - This avoids confusion with upcoming Land Park Dr turn
T60140 - Correct name: South Land Park Dr
T60145 - Correct: Turn right to stay on South Land Park Dr.
T60290 - Add: After crossing bridge, road become Sutter Slough Bridge Rd
T60538 - Change to: After crossing bridge and before toll booth, make hard left onto Northbound off ramp down to Bridgehead Dr continuing S on Bridgehead Dr.
T60590 - Update: Turn right on Delta DeAnza Regional Trail - Trailhead is no longer here as trail has been expanded east
California Segment 7: Antioch to Walnut Creek
Trail NotesUpdated: 16 Feb, 2016
T70050 - Correct navigation point: 37.9576, -121.8638
T70070 - Correct navigation point: 37.9472, -121.8906
T70095 - Update: Cross Easley Drive and head straight (W) on Center St for one block then turn left on paved Black Diamond Trail. Restaurant is block west of this turn. 0.21 - 11.01 / 37.9407, -121.9319
T70110 - Correct: Turn right onto Bruce Lee Trail
Recategorize Waypoints T70140 & T70150 as a side trip
Mt Diablo side trip - should not be part of the trail as no other side trips are considered formal Waypoints along the ADT
T70140 - Correct misspelling of 'large'
T70200 - Update directions and navigation point: Quick Jog: Briones to Mt Diablo Trail turns left on La Casa Via and continues right onto paved surface down to a canal. .054 - 33.95 / 37.9102, -122.0382 - per signage here
California Segment 8: Walnut Creek to Golden Gate Bridge
Trail NotesUpdated: 9 Mar, 2019
Improvements and relocation of trail sections make the following Waypoints no longer necessary for successfully navigating the Lafayette Ridge Trail'
T80050 - Update distance due to removal of previous waypoints 3.26 - 7.46
T80095 - Change description and navigation point: Bear right on Oursan Trail. This is Briones Overlook Staging Area with parking and pit toilet. 3.56 - 13.59 / 37.9133,-122.2025
T80100 - Remove mention of Bear Creek Trail. Bear Creek Trail ends at T80095
T80250 - Should be: Turn left then join trail on right parallel to Centennial Drive
T80260 - Update road name: Stadium Rim Way
T80300 - Correct road name: Lakeside Drive
Taking advantage of new walking/cycling paths along the shore
T80305 - Turn left to join walkway paralleling Lakeside Drive 37.8083, -122.2632
T80308 - At Camron-Stafford House, turn right on the walkway to Lakeside Drive. Turn left on Lakeside Drive and continue (SW). Lakeside becomes Oak St in one block 37.8015, -122.2616
T80330 - Update cost of ferry to $7
T80350 - Change to: Fisherman's Wharf at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Taylor Street. All scvs in this area. Continue to the end of Jefferson Street. Follow the shoreline past the Maritime Museum. Then bear right on Van Ness Avenue. - Remove all other information as it is repeated in following waypoints
T80355 - Change to: At the Municipal Pier entrance, turn left into Fort Mason and follow the path, bearing right at all intersections until you reach Marina Blvd. Turn right and follow San Francisco Bay Trail past Yacht and Small Craft Marina. Correct Navigation: 37.8081,-122.4266
T80358 - After crossing Yacht Rd, bear right onto a trail into The Presidio park, and follow the Golden Gate Promenade west along the shoreline. 37.8050, -122.4487
T80360 - Change last sentence to read: Follow Battery East Trail to Golden Gate Bridge
California Segment 9: Golden Gate Bridge to Limantour Beach
Trail NotesUpdated: 13 May 2021
NOTICE: TRAIL CLOSURE
Effective May 13, 2021 till further notice.
Woodward Fire-related Trail Closures
This area includes all waypoints T-90260 through T-90290.
On Using Hiking Carts - Don't
"More times than I can count, I had to take off the heavy backpack that was atop of Clint (trailname of the hiking cart), carry it dozens of yards ahead of me and then turn around and get Clint. At about the millionth time I knew Clint was not only a huge error in judgment on my part, but subconsciously I renamed Clint (and changed his gender). Not sure exactly when this happened, but Clint soon became “Bitch”. Perhaps I was simply scolding myself when I was trying to get her out of the trenches and I’d mutter with frustration, “C’mon Bitch!” - De '19
ADTS Turn by Turn Corrections/Updates:
T90010 - Update to: ... Cross the parking lot and proceed west on the California Coastal Trail.
T90110 - Change to: Turn L Deer Park Fire Trailhead.
T90140 - Update to: From the north end of the Pantoll parking lot, cross Panoramic Highway to the Matt Davis trail and continue west. - There is no 'Coastal Trail' signage at this point
T90145 - At junction, bear right on Coastal Trail 1.6 - 15.6 / 37.9036, -122.6208
T90150 - Due to additional Waypoint, change distance to 2.63 Change description to read only: Trail junction with Willow Camp Fire Trail, continue straight on Coastal Trail
T90155 - At junction with Ridgecrest Blvd, turn left and rejoin the Coastal Trail off to the left in 450 feet.
T90190 - Add: Cross CA 1. Enter the Olema Valley Trailhead to continue west on Randall Trail - Indicates signage at this point
T90290 - Add: Turn left on beach access to the shore. Then turn right and follow the shoreline to Limantour Beach.