The Great Redwood Trail is a 320+ mile trail that will run along both active and abandoned railway from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay—passing through some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the United States. A trail along this corridor has the potential to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and serve as an economic driver to the communities it connects.

Alta helped develop the original feasibility, governance, and railbanking study that brought the concept for this trail to life, and is now part of the consultant team working to develop the Master Plan for this world-class multi-use trail. 

Alta’s planners and designers have provided public outreach, coordination with stakeholders, and technical assistance such as inventorying existing conditions, and conducting trail governance and railbanking research. Alta also developed trail facility design, corridor segmenting and prioritization, analytics, and cost estimates. 

The Master Plan will involve another comprehensive public engagement process that includes tribal engagement and collaboration with community based organizations in rural communities. Alta will also develop detailed conceptual designs for priority segments, an economic impact assessment, trail branding, and operations and maintenance guidelines. The Master Plan is oriented around helping the trail move swiftly into final design and construction.