The Great California Delta Trail
In 2006, Senate Bill 1556 (Torlakson) mandated that the Commission adopt a plan and implementation program for a continuous recreational corridor trail network through all five Delta counties, linking the San Francisco Bay Trail system to the planned Sacramento River trails in Yolo and Sacramento Counties. The Plan for the Great California Delta Trail (Delta Trail) is to include routes for bicycling and hiking, with interconnections to other trails, recreational facilities, and public transportation. Water trails will ensure trail continuity in places where land trails are not feasible. More information is contained in the California Delta Trail Factsheet.
The Commission serves as a facilitator for this effort, working in partnership with local entities to coordinate planning and implementation across jurisdictional boundaries. A Blueprint Report for the western region - Contra Costa and Solano counties - was created in 2010 to set the foundation for future master planning in those jurisdictions. A Blueprint for the eastern region - Yolo, Sacramento and San Joaquin - is currently underway.
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Delta Trail Adopted Segments to Date
- Sacramento River Parkway - from the confluence of Sacramento and American Rivers southbound (Resolution) (Map)
- Glen Cove Waterfront Park - Vallejo (Photos)
- Benicia State Recreation Area - interpretive panels at Forrest Deaner Native Plant Botanic Garden (Article) (Map)
- East Bay Regional Park - Alignment for the Great California Delta Trail - from Bay Point Wetlands to Pittsburg Marina Park (not yet open) (Map)
- East Bay Regional Park - from the Big Break Visitors' Center to the Marsh Creek Trail (Resolution) (Map)
- West Sacramento - Sycamore Trail, Riverwalk Trail and the Clarksburg Branch Line Trail (Resolution) (Map)