The Trail Companion
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A Catalog of Trail Projects, 1983-1999
Memorial Park (SMC)
- Mt. Ellen Trail
- (1990-1991; 10 days; 215 vols.). Reroute of
1/4-mile trail to the top of Mt. Ellen and tread
maintenance on existing trail.
|Mt. Ellen, 1990
Monte Bello Open Space Preserve (MROSD)
- [Bella Vista Trail]
- (1992; proposed): Trail Center proposed
constructing a trail connecting the Canyon
Trail with Montebello
Road in a different location than the one
ultimately constructed by MROSD.
Parker Ranch (City of Saratoga)
- Parker Ranch Trail
- (1998; proposed): Reroute of major portions of
Parker Ranch Trail, leading to Fremont Older Open
Space Preserve; would have addressed 2 large slides
and an extremely steep part of the trail.
- Star Court-Diamond Oaks
- (1998, 3 days; 48 vols.): Reroute on a 400 ft.
trail to make it useable year-round.
Pescadero Creek County Park (SMC)
- Heritage Grove Trail
- (1986; 1 day): Drainage and trail repair; step
- Shaw Flat Trail
- (1984; SCMTD co-sponsored by SCMTA and SMC
Parks; 13 vols.): Cleared 1 mile of trail.
- [Unspecified trail(s)]
- (1985; SCMTD; cosponsored by SCMTA and
Sempervirens Fund; 22 vols.): Trail
- Upper Coyote Ridge Trail
- (1992-1994; CTD (all days); 73 vols.): New
trail construction on trail linking Tar Water Gap
trailhead (Pescadero Creek) and Coyote
Ridge Trail (Portola Redwoods State Park).
Proposed as a project in partnership with
Hewlett-Packard, but ultimately self-funded as
California Trail Day projects. Most of trail within
Portola constructed by CCC crews in 1994.
Phleger Estate (GGNRA)
- Bay Area Ridge Trail
- (1999; proposed): Alternate RT route from Kings
Mountain Community center to northwest corner of
park, paralleling Hwy 35.
- Lonely Trail (and others)
- (1997; proposed): Trail maintenance and
Portola Redwoods State Park
- Upper Coyote Ridge Trail
- (1992-1993; 1995; see Pescadero Creek County
Park, Upper Coyote Ridge Trail, 1992-1993;
Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve (MROSD)
- Polly Geraci Trail
- (1988-1989; 11 days; 156+ vols.): Constructed
1.3-mile new trail ascending through oak woodlands
to top of brushy knoll. Named by MROSD for a
prominent open space activist killed in an auto
accident. MROSD later constructed bridge across
creek at bottom of trail. One of the best trails
around for giant trillium and fetid adders tongues
in early spring.
Purisima Creek Redwoods (MROSD)
- Redwood Trail
- (1986; 6 days): TC volunteers constructed the
base tread for the 0.25 mile whole-access Redwood
Trail, which travels through redwood groves off
Skyline Blvd to two accessible picnic table and
accessible restroom. An MROSD contractor finished
the job with a layer of polymerized decomposed
granite and guide rails.
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