Welcome to the Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation

Latest News

The CVRTF Board of Directors has a new leader! Congratulations to Patricia Baker who now serves as President of CVRTF. You may contact Patricia at trail@cvrtf.org.


Learn about CVRTF’s Annual TrailFest event.

Trail Update

Learn what CVRTF is working on.


Learn about upcoming CVRTF meetings and events.

More About Our Foundation

Local residents living in the vicinity of the Central California Traction Company (CCTC) Rail Corridor founded the Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation (CVRTF) in the year 2000.  CVRTF is a non-profit public charity that leads a coalition of recreation and community organizations, businesses and local residents who are committed to the goal of utilizing the the CCTC corridor for non-motorized recreation and alternative commuting.  The Foundation has a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and benefits from the services of its all-volunteer Board of Directors.

The proposed trail will provide a safe location for hiking, biking, and equestrian travel, and will provide access to numerous planned and existing trails and parks in both Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties.  Take a look at the map of the 27 mile section of interest along the CCTC and view the proposed trail design.

To learn more about rail trails across the country, visit the site of the Rails to Trails Conservancy, a national organization that helps local communities transform the dream of a trail into a community asset.

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Recent Blog Posts

March 14, 2015 |

New Leadership – New Direction

Read the letter from newly elected President Patricia Baker regarding some changes at Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation.

October 5, 2014 |

TrailFest is October 11

Guess who’s coming to Trailfest? There will be over 30 vendors providing a taste of an assortment of food and drink!

July 9, 2014 |

High Speed Rail Meeting Generates Interest in Future of CCT Rail Corridor

Over 100 residents from throughout the Central Valley attended CVRTF’s Annual Meeting on July 8, providing an opportunity to express their views and concerns to a senior representative from the High Speed Rail Authority.

May 20, 2014 |

Speak Up on the Future of Sacramento Transportation Projects

The Sacramento Transportation Authority wants your opinion on the future of transportation projects. Time to let them know you want a trail on the CCT!

May 16, 2014 |

CVRTF Annual Meeting to Focus on High Speed Rail Status

Save the Date – July 8 is CVRTF’s Annual Meeting that will feature an update on the High Speed Rail Project and its impact on South Sacramento County.

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