45 Miles Of New Trails Proposed For Santa Cruz County

Posted by Lauren Spencer on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 11:54am.

Good things happen when private and public interests come together to achieve a shared vision. A partnership formed between The Land Trust of Santa Cruz and Santa Cruz Bicycles has resulted in a $500,000 donation by the bike company to help fund new trail development in the San Vicente Redwoods area. Adding more trails will not only create more places for the bike manufacturer’s clientele to enjoy their quality cycles, but it also opens up the land for everyone to enjoy. In the end, it’s a win-win for the entire outdoor community.

What More Trails Means For Santa Cruz Residents

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County outlined a plan for building 45-miles of mixed-use, environmentally concious trails through the region of San Vicente Redwoods, which would open up the area for all to enjoy. One of the most notable of the proposed trails is the “Skyline-to-sea” trail, which would run from the top of San Vicente Redwoods to the Davenport Bluffs. Because of the partnership with the bike manufacturer, some of the trails will be dedicated mountain biking trails while others will be open to hikers and horseback riders. The plans are expected to be finalized in the coming months, with the first trails opening in a couple of years.

Trail development slowed to a crawl over the page few years due to a reduction in government funding. Thanks to donations like the one from Santa Cruz Bicycles, the Land Trust can expand their operations to protect more land, build more trails, and maintain the existing network.

About The Land Trust Of Santa Cruz

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz is a non-profit organizing that is dedicated to the preservation and protection of land in Santa Cruz Country so that the area continues to thrive for years to come. Since 1978, the group has raised over $47 million and protected more than 13,000 acres in the lush county.

Learn more about this exciting initiative in the press release issued by the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County.

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