It’s Trail Time!
Two new trails will join the region's Ready, Set, Trails! network in 2023
November 28, 2022: The Sacramento region is a few steps closer to building the Regional Trail Network this month after two project groundbreakings took place in the cities of Citrus Heights and Sacramento. Each trail is part of the vision for a 1,000-mile trail network across the region to improve connections to daily destinations by walking or biking.
In Citrus Heights, the Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail is a 2.9-mile-long multi-use trail between Sunrise Boulevard (near Arcade Creek Park Preserve) and Wachtel Way. The trail starts in Citrus Heights and weaves through parts of Sacramento County, connecting to schools, eight parks, and the Sunrise MarketPlace. The project was awarded $350,000 for engineering and environmental funds by the Regional Active Transportation Program, a transportation funding program overseen by SACOG.
“I am thrilled that this trail will provide Citrus Heights residents with more options to safely walk or ride their bikes to parks and schools,” said Porsche Middleton, mayor of the City of Citrus Heights and a SACOG board member. “It will be an important link to the city and the larger regional trail network.”
In the City of Sacramento, the Del Rio Trail will run north-south through the Land Park, South Land Park, to Pocket and Meadowview neighborhoods. The trail has been nine years in the making, and at almost five miles long, is the largest new trail project the city has seen in 25 years.
Funding for the Del Rio Trail included $1.26 million from the Regional Active Transportation Program and $10.9 million from SACOG’s Regional Funding Program. Along the trail, visitors will enjoy art by local artists thanks to a $5 million Clean California Grant through Caltrans.
“This is a trail that is part of an interconnected fabric of trails throughout the regions. My and Chair Jennings’ role on the SACOG board, we don’t look at any project without looking at the interconnectivity of the trails. This is a link in the chain that is invaluable,” said Sacramento County supervisor and SACOG board member Patrick Kennedy during his address to attendees at the project’s groundbreaking ceremony on November 17, 2022.
It is exciting to watch the Regional Trail Network grow! If you want to explore the planned network more, visit readysettrails.com.