Creeks to Peaks Update

Project Team at Interface of Rec and Park and School District Property

We are happy to report that the Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project is substantially complete and open to the public. The contractor should be completely finished and out of the Canyon in the coming weeks.

As many folks know, we are calling our trail corridor connecting Glen Canyon Park with Twin Peaks the “Creeks to Peaks” trail. Now that we have completed the section of “Creeks to Peaks” within Glen Canyon, we are working north to connect to Twin Peaks.

The hillside behind the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts belongs not to Rec and Park but to the San Francisco Unified School District, which is why we could not include improvements in this area in our Parks Bond-funded Glen Canyon Trails Improvement Project.  We do, however, have a plan to complete improvements to that section of trail, which will allow us to connect the Creeks to Peaks trail corridor from Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks.

Phase 1:

Design connector trail alignment and clear rough path from the bridge on Rec and Park property up to Portola Ave: COMPLETED

Phase 2:

Host V-O-Cal (Volunteers for Outdoor California) event: this is a large scale trail building volunteer group that will camp in the Canyon and work on trail projects over the weekend of July 18-19. Rec and Park works with V-O-Cal every year, and partnered to complete the Portola Trail section of “Creeks to Peaks” on Twin Peaks in September 2013.

This event should complete most of the trail bed/corridor finish work. Neighbors and those interested in participating in this trail work event July 18 and/or July 19 can find more information and register via the V-O-Cal website.

Phase 3:

Contractor will install box steps on the steep section of the trail (close to Portola Ave) and install signage: Fall/Winter 2015 (this is separate from the current contract work for the Glen Canyon TRAILS Improvement Project as it is not on RPD property. This work will be funded by private donations received via the San Francisco Parks Alliance)

For more information about these plans to complete the section of “Creeks to Peaks” trail corridor through School District property, please contact Lisa Wayne at lisa.wayne@sfgov.org or via phone at 415-831-6326.