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News: 10/01/2014

Construction begins on new Hood Mountain trail extension



Sonoma County Regional Parks has broken ground for the construction of a portion of the Bay Area Ridge Trail located at the entry to Hood Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve. The trail extension will be from Sonoma Highway alongside Pythian Road to Los Guilicos Road at the entrance to the park.

The beginning of a new trail extension from Sonoma Hwy. to a parking area near Pythian Road.
Work consists of construction of a one-third mile, six-foot wide, crushed rock trail. New fencing will be installed to separate the new trail from open fields, and drain swales along the trail are also included in the project.

Regional Parks crews will demolish the existing fence along Pythian Road and replace it where needed with split rail fence. Park volunteers will plant trees between the trail and Pythian Road and Regional Parks maintenance staff will install irrigation.

Plans are in place for Sonoma Highway and Pythian Road intersection improvements and Rancho Los Guilicos Road crossing improvements to be made this winter.

This short, critical piece will connect the public to existing open space and an extensive existing trail network on either side of Highway 12. The project will include improvements to facilitate a safe and accessible crossing of Highway 12 at Pythian Rd. and into Oakmont, which provides access to Annadel State Park.

The project planning was funded by a 2008 Bay Area Ridge Trail Council grant and a 2012 State Construction Conservancy grant. Park Mitigation Fees will provide funding for project construction.

The vision for the Bay Area Ridge Trail is a 550-mile multi-use (serving hikers, mountain bicyclists and equestrians) trail that rings San Francisco Bay. Under the leadership of the Conservancy and Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and supported by a diverse group of project participants, the Ridge Trail creates an interconnected system of open space and trails that provides recreational opportunities and scenic views to the public. In its over 20 years, over 340-miles of trail are now open to the public in all nine Bay Area counties.

For more information about this project, contact Project Manager Karen Davis-Brown at 565-1359 or Karen.Davis-Brown@sonoma-county.org.



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