West County - Joe Rodota Trail

Visit the West County Regional Trail


The long term project is the replacement of the two small wood bridges on the west end of the trail. These bridges are several decades old and are at the end of their useful life. In order to maintain the character of the trail, new wood bridges will be installed on new concrete abutments to extend use for several more decades.

Next Steps

The next steps for this project are to:

  • Perform structural engineering evaluations and geotechnical investigations for design of the new abutments and bridges.
  • Prepare improvement plans and specifications.
  • Secure permits.
  • Publicly bid the project when funds are available.

Cost & Funding

Replacement of all of the bridges and retaining walls is estimated to cost $1,034,568, and no funds are available for engineering and construction at this time. The cost of performing the deck and rail improvements to the 145 foot bridge is estimated to cost $175,000 and will paid for by Regional Parks Major Maintenance funding.


Most of the West County/Joe Rodota Trail was constructed along abandoned railroad right of way. It’s believed the railroad bridges and retaining walls were built in the early 1900s. The bridges were modified for pedestrians and bicyclists and opened to the public in 1990. The 13-mile trail is popular with pedestrians and bicyclists for recreation and commuting because it links Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Graton and Forestville.

Become Involved

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Questions or Comments?

Contact Project Manager:

Mark Cleveland
Call:  (707) 565-3349
Email:  Mark Cleveland

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