Project Information Sheet
Arguello Park, San Carlos, CA
Although neighborhood parks surround the City of San
Carlos' Arguello Park, access is limited to two entrances
on the western edge and from the school below the park.
Residents in the surrounding neighborhoods have long
requested increased access; the City recently agreed to
fund construction of a trail connecting the street at the
top of the canyon with the playing field. The City will
also fund improvements to existing trails throughout the
The trail construction project consists of four distinct
segments (from bottom to south):
Segment 1. Approx. 250 ft.
Connection between trail from parking area to unnamed road.
Drainage problems near lower end. Little poison oak; mostly
grass. [largely completed, 1/20/96]
Segment 2. Approx. 200 ft.
Connection between unnamed road and 4-H camp. Small slump
at lower end. Some poison oak.
Segment 3. Approx. 800 ft.
Connection between 4-H camp and Northam Ave. Heavy
blackberry thicket near lower end; moderate poison oak.
Route passes under large oaks (some chainsaw work
required). Two creek crossings (culverts needed). Last 12
feet of vertical climb will be achieved with stairs.
Segment 4. Approx. 400 ft.
Connection between Segment 3 above upper creek crossing and
Highland Dr. Large amount of broom; little poison oak.
Route crosses "bike chute"; care should be observed when
working near the chute. Stairs may be constructed for the
top few feet.
Trail Width: 3 ft.
Trail Use: Hiking, but trail
will be used by bicycles
Maximum Grade: 10%
Flagging: At grade
Hazards and Other
Considerations: poison oak, wasps (possible); blackberry
Expected Number of Workdays:
Access to Worksite: For
Segments 1-2, access will be from parking area; for 3-4,
from area at top of canyon.
Water, Restrooms, Picnic
Area: Adjacent to playing field
Emergency: 911 from pay phone located at elementary
school below playing field
Nearest Hospital: Sequoia Hospital (Alameda de las
Pulgas and Whipple Ave., Redwood City, (415)
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