Great Redwood Trail Will be a Reality!

Eel River Canyon is part of the proposed Great Redwood Trail Act. Photo: Carodean Road Designs, Flickr CC.
Eel River Canyon is part of the proposed Great Redwood Trail Act. Photo: Carodean Road Designs, Flickr CC.

On September 29, Governor Brown signed SB 1029 – what was once known as the Great Redwood Trail Act!

From a press release from Senator Mike McGuire’s office:
Senator Mike McGuire’s landmark legislation that seeks to turn the crumbling 300 mile North Coast railroad line into the Great Redwood Trail was signed into law by Governor Brown today. The Trail would extend from the glistening shores of San Francisco Bay to the panoramic waters of Humboldt Bay and would run through some of the most dramatic landscapes on earth including wine country, alongside the banks of the Russian and Eel rivers and into the stunning old growth Redwood forests of the North Coast. 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled about the Governor’s action, which will launch one of the most significant positive transformations we’ve seen in a generation here on the North Coast — taking a crumbling rail line, managed by a functionally bankrupt public agency, and turning it into a world-wide wonder of a trail and economic driver for Northern California,” said Senator Mike McGuire. “It’s time for us to move beyond the old debates and begin the process of turning this 300 mile rail line into a world class trail and destination that generations will enjoy.”  

Read more on the Lost Coast Outpost.