As part of a team, Alta worked on the feasibility study for the North Coast Great Redwood Trail. The 300+ mile trail will run along active and abandoned railway spanning from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay, passing through some of the most beautiful and rugged landscapes in the United States.
The assessment included an existing conditions inventory, trail governance and railbanking research, trail facility design, corridor segmenting, prioritization and analytics, and cost estimates. A trail along this corridor has the potential to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and serve as an economic driver to the communities in the area.
Alta was part of the consultant team for the design of two miles of Great Redwood Trail directly adjacent to downtown Ukiah. The new trail forms a key north-south spine in Ukiah’s non-motorized transportation system. Alta’s role in the construction documents included landscaping, gateway and trailheads, and intersection crossing design.