Mark West Creek Trail (Proposed)

Project Description

Construct a 1.3-mile trail along the Mark West Creek corridor from the proposed SMART (Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit) Trail to Old Redwood Highway.

The Mark West Creek Trail is located south of Windsor and north of Santa Rosa in Supervisorial District 4. The 8-foot-wide paved trail will provide west-east connections to the airport industrial area, Larkfield-Wikiup, Maddux Ranch Park, and Mark West Elementary School.

The first phase includes construction of a 0.32-mile trail from Fulton Road to Old Redwood Highway. From Fulton Road to Hop Ranch Road, the trail will be in an existing 20-foot wide public easement. From Lavell Road to Old Redwood Highway, the trail will be on public road right of way and public school property. Project partners include the Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department, Department of Health Services, and Mark West Union School District.

Additional studies are needed to determine the exact location of the trail segment between the SMART Trail and Fulton Road.

Cost and Funding

The estimated construction cost from Fulton Road to Old Redwood Highway is $395,000. Regional Parks requested funding from the One Bay Area Grant program in 2012, but the request was denied.


The Mark West Creek Trail is an identified project in the 2010 Sonoma County Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. The project was initiated in partnership with the Mark West Union School District and County Safe Routes to School to promote healthy living. The trail will provide students a pathway to bike or walk to and from Mark West Elementary School.

Next Steps

Regional Parks staff will apply for grant funds when available to complete the environmental work, design/engineering, and construction.

Future public meetings will be scheduled to solicit input. To be alerted, please sign up for “Planning updates” in the upper right of this web page.

Questions or Comments?

Contact Project Manager:

Ken Tam
Call:  (707) 565-3348
Email:  Ken Tam

Mark West Creek Trail

 Mark West Creek Trail Map
PDF fileTrail Map (1.97 MB)

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