New Features For Santa Clarita Trails
An updated trail map of Santa Clarita was recently launched on the City’s website: santa-clarita.com/trails. Residents can view the map and print desired trail views.
The map’s newest feature is the display of mileage between major access points of the trail system. This will assist residents in determining distances for walking, running, and biking.
The map updates reflect progress made on the City’s trail system in the past year, including completed trail segments such as the extension of the Newhall Ranch Trail to the Golden Valley Bridge and the continuation of the Santa Clara River Trail through to Interstate 5. Class II bike lanes also grew an additional 2 miles for bike travel to school, shopping, entertainment, and employment centers.
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The City has also developed a system for trail users to determine distance while traveling on the Class I trails. New pavement markings of 12-inch white triangles pointing in the direction of travel were recently set in ½-mile increments along the South Fork Trail, from the Magic Mountain Trailhead south toward Orchard Village Road, and north to the Promenade Trailhead off McBean Parkway. If the new markers are effective, the City will continue with markers on additional Class I trails.
“The new mileage system was developed as a result of requests from trail users to be able to measure walks, training runs, and bike rides,” said Mayor Laurene Weste. “The measuring system will be of great benefit to runners preparing for the City's annual marathon in November.”
For more information on City trails, including bicycle safety and trail etiquette, please contact Tom Reilly, Park Development Administrator for the City at 661-255-4394 or visit santa-clarita.com/trails.