Your support of the Shasta Land Trust greatly contributed to the success of this spectacular 80-mile scenic trail and we hope you will be able to join us for a celebration. Extending from Burney to McCloud, the Great Shasta Rail Trail is an important new community resource that supports local heritage and culture and boosts the economic and social vitality of communities in Siskiyou and Shasta Counties.
The Shasta Land Trust has been deeply involved in the development of the trail concept and our staff negotiated complicated transactions necessary to acquire the 80-mile rail corridor. We were a Core Team member of the trail creation from the very beginning, and former Executive Director Ben Miles continues to sit on the board of the newly launched Great Shasta Rail Trail Association (GSRTA). Executive Director Anne Murphy has continued Shasta Land Trust’s efforts to finalize the transaction and take interim ownership of the rail trail while the transition to the next phase of ownership with the GSRTA and trail implementation and improvements commence. Our Stewardship Team volunteers continue to support the trail as well and through their hard work have conducted ongoing trail maintenance and culvert clearings.
Details for this event will be announced shortly and will coincide with the popular Biketoberfest event in McCloud that attracts hundreds of people each year for biking events. It will be a wonderful day of outdoor activities – we hope to see you there!