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City of Rancho Cucamonga

Pacific Electric Trail & Route 66 Trailhead Park

Rancho Cucamonga, California

The Pacific Electric Trail travels more than six miles through the city of Rancho Cucamonga California. Beginning at the bordering cross street of Grove Avenue in Upland and traversing the City through to Fontana, it utilizes the original Pacific Electric Railway easement as it connects with major street and community destinations along the route. The ASLA Merit Award winning Trailhead Park sits approximately ¼ mile in from the start of the trail alongside the current configuration of Historic Route 66 (Foothill Boulevard). Situated at the base of Red Hill, it is near the site of the first homestead in Rancho Cucamonga and has both historic and transportation interest and value for the community.

Creating a historically themed trailhead utilizing the legacy of the site at the onset of the Pacific Electric Trail within the City and the location of the original “Mother Vineyard,” providing a safe and accessible entry for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian trail users, along with connection to the larger regional non-motorized, multi-use commuter and recreational trail system. The project supports the City’s ‘Healthy’ goals, providing local historical enrichment alongside a sustainable and nurturing destination.

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