The California Department of Water resources (DWR) is implementing the Doutch Slough Tidal Marsh Restoration project which will require portions of the Marsh Creek Regional Trail to be temporarily closed. The Marsh Creek Regional Trail will be CLOSED near the access at Monet Drive (north of Cypress Ave) to the intersection with Big Break Regional Trail from October 11th to February 2022, approximately. This is the first major tidal wetlands restoration site in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to be implemented by DWR. The project will transform 1,187 acres of land into tidal marsh to provide habitat for native fish and wildlife in the Delta. For more information please go to DWR’s project website at DWR’s project website, or contact DWR Public Affairs at (916) 653-5791, email@example.com
About The Trail
The Marsh Creek Regional Trail, in easternmost Contra Costa County, winds along Marsh Creek through bountiful tracts of farmland. The paved, multi-use trail is about 6.5 miles long and extends from Creekside Park in Brentwood to the wave-lapped Delta shores of Big Break. When completed, the trail will be 14 miles long and will connect the fertile Delta region with the wooded foothills of Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and the quiet serenity of Round Valley Regional Park east of Mt. Diablo State Park. Trail users can benefit from several community parks and greenbelts along the way, which offer respite from mid-day summer heat.
Trail Mileage Guide
Download: Marsh Creek Trail
The Marsh Creek Trail is flat and presents no slope difficulties for persons in wheelchairs.
Responsible Trail-Use Rules
Safe multiple use of this and other multiple use trails requires everyone's cooperation. Each trail user is asked to exercise common courtesy. BICYCLES YIELD to horses and hikers. HIKERS YIELD to horses. Stay to the right of the trail except when passing. NO MOTORIZED VEHICLES are permitted on the trail, wheelchairs excepted.
Violations of any of the following may result in citation.
All Trail Users
- Be safe, considerate and aware of your impact on the trail and other trail users.
- For everyone's safety, keep to the right. Proceed single file around blind curves.
- For your safety, headphones are not advised.
- Safety helmets are required by law for bicyclists under age 18, and are strongly recommended for all bicyclists and equestrians.
- Dogs must be on leash where posted, and under full verbal control elsewhere. Please clean up after your dog.
- Bicycles are not permitted, either walked, ridden or carried, on trails marked "No Bicycles."
- Bicycles shall not be ridden at an unsafe speed, or greater than the posted speed limit. Be aware of how you are perceived by other trail users.
- Bells are required on bicycles on Park District trails.
- Bicycles always yield to pedestrians. Before passing, SLOW DOWN, ring bell and establish verbal contact.
- When approaching equestrians, call out, ring bell and STOP, whether you are seen or not. Ask for instructions on how to pass safely.
- On blind turns, SLOW DOWN, call out, ring bell and ride single file.
- Keep to the right when approached by others.
- Always yield to equestrians.
- Look behind and to both sides before changing course.
- Keep your horse to the right or where safe when encountering other trail users.
- Communicate. Let other trail users know how to pass your horse safely.
- Please clean up after your horse on paved trails.
In case of emergency dial 9-1-1.
Trail conflicts or violations should be reported to the Trail Hotline at (510) 733-6991.
For an immediate response, call (510) 881-1833.
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