The vision of the Great Redwood Trail is simple: to transform an obsolete and dysfunctional railroad right-of-way into the longest rails-to-trails route in the country, creating an inspirational and transformational economic engine and huge recreational draw not just for the North Coast, but for all of California and beyond.

—Caryl Hart, NCRA Board Member, California Coastal Commission

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The Great Redwood Trail Alliance

The Great Redwood Trail Alliance is a collection of individuals and organizations that support the Great Redwood Trail and its vision of connecting communities and providing world class recreation in Northern California. The Alliance is led by a steering committee of representatives from each of the four counties the trail will pass through. The steering committee manages the Great Redwood Trail Fund at Humboldt Area Foundation.


The Great Redwood Trail Fund

The fund supports charitable work to promote, support, and implement the development and use of the Great Redwood Trail along the North Coast counties of Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino and Humboldt. The trail will traverse the entirety of, or portions of, the North Coast Railroad Authority’s tracks, rights-of-way and other properties, taking hikers and bicycle and horseback riders through a stunning North Coast river canyon and old growth redwood forests. Propelled by Senate Bill 1029, which was approved by the California Legislature and Governor and authored by Senator Mike McGuire, the trail corridor stretches 320 miles from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay.

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Steering Committee Members

Oona Smith, Humboldt County

Neil Davis, Mendocino County

Caryl Hart, Sonoma County

Kevin Wright, Marin County


Join Our Coalition

Contact us to become a supporting organization of the Great Redwood Trail.