Hospital Trail Map
Year-round Recreation on the Hospital Trails
Public Trail System
For the over 30 years, skiers, snowshoe enthusiasts, walkers, runners have enjoyed the Hospital Trails, which many consider a gem amongst the area trails. Located close to town behind the Hayward Area Memorial Hospital, there are 7.5 miles of trails which are a mix of flat and easy rolling terrain, winding around a lake and through pines and hardwoods. These trails are used for hiking, running and walking. In the winter people enjoy skiing on the classic only (no skating) ski trail maintained by HASTA (Hayward Area Ski Trails Association). This is the only “classic only” ski trail in the Hayward area. The Hospital Trails have been especially important to senior and beginner skiers.
The trail system now also includes the CAMBA Gateway Trail providing over three miles of mountain bike trails. The trails provide a great experience for beginners and seasoned veterans of mountain biking. Riders enjoy the same scenic beauty that skiers and hikers have enjoyed for years. The trail is maintained by CAMBA throughout the year, including grooming for fat biking during the winter months.
Parking to access the trails can be found on Hospital Road about 1/4 mile east of State Hwy. 77.