Golden Gate’s new Phil Arnold Trail

Jan 24th, 2019

The Phil Arnold Trail in Golden Gate Park to opens February 2019!

The newest section of Ridge Trail will wind its way through the beautiful ancient Oak Woodlands in Golden Gate Park.

Why: The Ridge Trail has been working with the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and other partners for over a decade to create a reroute to take the Ridge Trail’s San Francisco sections off city-clogged streets and into SF’s hidden and iconic gems including Twin Peaks, Golden Gate Park, Mount Sutro and more.

What: In November 2017, the Ridge Trail dedicated the first mile of the reroute on Mount Sutro. The Phil Arnold Trail will be the next section dedicated and the remaining 2 to 3 miles are scheduled to be dedicated over the next two years pending funding.

On October 18, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission voted to rename the entire Oak Woodlands Trail the Phil Arnold Trail—the Council’s very own Board member and immediate former Chair. The naming honors Phil’s remarkable service on behalf of parks, trails and livable communities in San Francisco and beyond. The Ridge Trail in partnership with San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department will dedicate this beautiful and peaceful stretch of the trail through mature Coast Live Oak woodlands during an opening celebration in February of 2019.

Funding need: $1M is still needed for the Twin Peaks Promenade redevelopment and connection of Twin Peaks to Mount Sutro for trail construction and hazardous tree removal.



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