Placer Land Trust officially opened a new hiking trail to the public following a short ceremony and a light brunch on Saturday June 1, National Trails Day.
The new 1.25-mile Canyon View Trail is now open to the public from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. Dogs are allowed on leash. The trail is on the Trust’s 50-acre Canyon View Preserve, accessed from Lincoln Way in Auburn across from the Park & Ride at the Bowman exit of Interstate 80.
“We’re very excited to open this new trail,” said Executive Director Jeff Darlington. “Placer Land Trust has partnered with many people, agencies and organizations to make it happen, and we’re thrilled to make this special property available for public use.”
A portion of the trail is named in memory of the late Virgil Harrigan of Roseville, who bequeathed funding to Placer Land Trust upon his passing. In addition to building the new trail, Placer Land Trust recently completed a multi-year project to restore the streams and habitat at Canyon View Preserve. Future improvements include benches and picnic areas, and interpretive signage along the family-friendly trail.
For more information about the new Canyon View Trail, call PLT at (530) 887-9222 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.