Contact, About

Contact, About

Corinne C. DeBra
Walking the Bay
Palo Alto, CA
Email: corinne.debra(at)

The best way to reach me is via email, at the address above.

Hello and thank you for visiting Walking the Bay. My name is Corinne DeBra (pronounced Core-Inn' De-Bray' -- last name rhymes with "the bay").

From 2009-2011, I made my first clockwise walk around San Francisco Bay, following the existing (and some planned) segments of San Francisco Bay Trail. When I finished in September 2011, I celebrated with friends at Shoreline Park in Mountain View.

In December 2011 I was able to access and walk final segments of trail that I'd had to skip---that had been closed in the East Bay when I first passed by--allowing me to reach 1,000-mile mark.

Later that same month, I started a second, slower round-the-bay walk following the ever-changing and expanding Bay Trail and connector trails. I finished this second walk, and now I'm circling the bay for the third time, although this promises to be an even a slower walk (partly due to COVID-19 park and trail closures that began in 2020).

 I will continue to explore other waterside trails in the world, as long as I'm able.

I also lead small group walks. Please contact me if you're interested in arranging a possible walk at corinne.debra(at)


Rails to Trails magazine, "Unifying the Bay" Winter 2017 issue

"Walking the Bay 2" exhibit at Keeble and Shuchat gallery, Palo Alto, CA (Fall 2016); Walking the Bay Day walk and exhibit were part of the first annual Bay Day, Sat. Oct. 1, 2016

"Walking the Bay" exhibit at Canessa Gallery, San Francisco, CA (April 2012)

Today on the Bay (Dec. 21, 2011)

Union City Patch (Dec. 2011)

NBC Bay Area - news clip (Nov. 2011)!/on-air/as-seen-on/The-Bay-Trail/132832533 <!/on-air/as-seen-on/The-Bay-Trail/132832533>