After a tally of over 30,000 votes, the results are in, and the Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail has been selected as the 37th inductee into the prestigious Rails To Trails Hall of Fame.
“The trail pair joins an exemplary list of trails recognized for their outstanding scenic value, experience and use, connectivity, amenities, historical significance, and community benefit,” the Rails to Trails Conservancy announced.
The Hall of Fame designation brings much-deserved attention to Redding’s famed trail system and the city’s ongoing commitment to showcase its beauty to locals and visitors alike.
“We are excited to share with the world that the Sacramento River Trail and Rail Trail are, indeed, Hall of Fame worthy,” says Kim Niemer, Community Services Director with the City of Redding. “We are grateful for our many partners who have collaborated on the development and expansion of the trails and our many users and support organizations who make it better every day.”
The aptly named Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail serenely wind their way alongside California’s mightiest river. This inseparable pair offers an expansive 21-mile network of trails designed for both transportation and recreation, deeply immersed in the embrace of nature’s beauty.
These trails offer access to neighborhoods, local businesses, scenic parks, and the iconic 700-foot-long Sundial Bridge. The trails paint a path towards a promising future as the backbone of a burgeoning regional trail system, encompassing an impressive expanse of more than 250 miles of paved and natural trails.
With this honor, we celebrate the Sacramento River Rail Trail and Sacramento River Trail for their exceptional contributions to California’s outdoor enthusiast community. A heartfelt “Thank You” resonates to all who cast their votes and supported these outstanding nominees in 2023.