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Old Northern California rail track could become 300-mile hiking trail

Los Angeles Times — April 6, 2024

Nation’s longest rail trail could be built in California. Here’s what it would look like

The San Francisco Chronicle — April 3, 2024

Master plan released for the Great Redwood Trail

Times Standard — April 3, 2024

The Great Redwood Trail Agency Has Unveiled Its Draft Master Plan, and it Has Some Big Dreams for Alderpoint, Among Other Things

Lost Coast Outpost — April 3, 2024

Federal panel rejects Skunk Train owner’s bid to acquire abandoned rail line north of Willits  

The Press Democrat — October 21, 2022

McGuire: Board Rejects Sunk Train’s bid to take tracks from Great Redwood Trail 

Ukiah Daily Journal — October 21, 2022

McGuire Celebrates ‘Momentous Day’ for Great Redwood Trail as STB Rejects Mendocino Railway’s Bid to Take Over 13-Mile Stretch 

Lost Coast Outpost — October 21, 2022

Newsom signs McGuire’s Great Redwood Trail Act

Lost Coast Outpost — October 1, 2021

Threatened by coal proposal, Great Redwood Trail gets boost from new law

The Press Democrat — October 1, 2021

Marin leaders intensify coal freight counteroffensive

Marin Independent Journal — September 22, 2021

Aiming to ship coal out of Humboldt Bay, shadowy corporation makes bid to take over NCRA line

Lost Coast Outpost — September 2, 2021

Two projects for the Eel River gain momentum

Bay Nature Magazine — July 9, 2021

Caltrans awards Mendocino County $177,060 to study ‘mobility solutions’ for public transit

The Ukiah Daily Journal — July 8, 2021

‘A transformational day’: McGuire announces that $16.5 million for the Great Redwood Trail has been added to the state budget

Lost Coast Outpost — July 2, 2021

California budget channels millions to Sonoma, Napa, Solano, Mendocino counties

The North Bay Business Journal — June 30, 2021

‘Sound Garden’ opens on Great Redwood Trail: Public music and art installation the first in a series

The Ukiah Daily Journal — May 18, 2021

As California ATP Cycle 5 kicks off, here’s a snapshot of some success stories

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy — April 8, 2020

From rails to trails: Walking to the future

The Ukiah Daily Journal — June 22, 2019

Seeds planted for California’s 300-mile Great Redwood Trail

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy — May 17, 2019

Great Redwood Trail concept traversing California’s North Coast takes steps forward 

The Press Democrat — May 2, 2019

North Coast’s Great Redwood Trail would convert decaying railway into 320-mile pathway 

The Press Democrat — February 10, 2019

Great Redwood Trail planning kicks off

The Times Standard — January 31, 2019

Great Redwood Trail Bill signed into law

Marin County Bicycle Coalition — October 11, 2018

Gov. Brown Signs McGuire bill to eviscerate the North Coast Railroad Authority, start trail planning

Lost Coast Outpost — September 29, 2018

California’s most epic bike route is ready to be built

San Francisco Chronicle — September 13, 2018

The bill formerly known as ‘The Great Redwood Trail Act’ has passed the Assembly

Lost Coast Outpost — August 30, 2018



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