Welcome to the Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation

Latest News

The CVRTF Board of Directors will host their Annual Board and Community Meeting on January 9, 2018, 7pm at the Barn BBQ Cafe. Questions? Contact Patricia Baker 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

November 1, 2017 |

Annual CVRTF Board of Directors & Community Meeting

Come to the Annual Meeting of the Central Valley Rails to Trails Foundation and hear the latest news from the High Speed Rail Authority.

January 10, 2017 |

2017 Annual Meeting

It’s time to get up-to-date on the High Speed Rail project as it impacts the neighborhoods along the CCT Rail Corridor.

January 30, 2016 |

Update on High Speed Rail Presented at Annual Meeting

It was standing room only at the January Annual Meeting of Central Valley Rails to Trails.

December 13, 2015 |

CVRTF Releases Annual Report

CVRTF has published the Annual Report for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year. The report highlights community involvement, updates on the use of the CCT Rail Corridor and the annual TrailFest event.

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.

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