The highway 44 section of the Sacramento River Trail from Hilltop at Dana Dr. to Turtle Bay is noticeably taking shape. Concrete pours at Hilltop show the entrance clearly defined. When you take the I-5 to 44 exit into town you can see the creative concrete works showing bicyclist zipping along the trail sculpted into the retaining wall of the underpass.

It will be interesting to how this portion of the trail will be used as it will be the most direct access to downtown for pedestrians. I have always imagined a gondola system that stretched from the top of the bluff out over the Sacramento River into downtown….to me that would be more fun than a glass toped bridge to nowhere.

For a detailed map of the Sacramento River Trail system including proposed extensions click here Link courtesy of