Mockup of the Connectivity Trail as it passes along West End Road. Illustrations: City of Arcata.




Press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata City Council will discuss the draft project report for the Annie and Mary Trail Connectivity Project at their upcoming meeting on Wednesday, September 4.

The Annie and Mary Connectivity Project will create a new trail that will connect Sunset Avenue/Larson Park to Valley West, the Aldergrove Industrial Park and the Mad River at Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District’s Park 1 on West End Road. This project also aims to improve the Sunset Avenue and Giuntoli Lane overpasses, create neighborhood connections to the trail and improve pedestrian access to parks and businesses.

Detail of delightful elderly couple from illustration above, strolling down the postindustrial landscape from their Ericson Way townhouse toward — let us suppose — an OLLI seminar on the wines of southern Spain, or a Co-op board meeting.

Public outreach and planning for the current phase of this project was funded by a Caltrans Sustainable Communities grant. These public outreach opportunities have generated valuable community input that has been used to develop the initial designs and alignment concepts for the new trail.

On Wednesday, September 4, the Arcata City Council will discuss the Annie and Mary Trail Connectivity Project and consider potential alignments for non-motorized travel along the trail through northern Arcata to the Mad River. The City Council meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in Council Chamber at Arcata City Hall, located at 736 F Street. All community members are encouraged to attend to learn more about this project and provide public comment. To review the draft project report and maps of alternative alignments for this project, visit Hard copies of these documents are also available for public viewing during regular business hours at the City of Arcata’s Recreation Division office, located at 736 F Street, and at the Arcata Library, located at 500 7th Street.

For more information about the Annie and Mary Trail Connectivity Project, visit or call 707-825- 2128.




Map of the project area.

At the south end, near the Skate Park.

Highway 101 underpass.

Past the old flakeboard plant.

At the northern end, near the banks of the Mad.