What & Why?
The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department proposes to develop a 4-mile off-road bikeway (Sonoma-Schellville Trail) along the former Northwestern Pacific Railroad right of way.
The planned trail begins at Sebastiani Winery, near the terminus of the Sonoma Bike Path, and ends at Highway 121 and 8th Street East in Schellville. The planned trail will provide connectivity to the Central Sonoma Valley heading north, and will ultimately serve as a link to the San Francisco Bay Trail heading south.
The County is researching the land ownership of the former railroad right of way. County staff is presently negotiating with Union Pacific Railroad to acquire their remaining interests in the Northwestern Pacific Railroad right of way.