Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project

Twin Peaks Trail and hikers

Description

Twin Peaks is one of the most-visited natural areas, with stunning 360-degree views of the city and surrounding Bay Area. The Twin Peaks trail is in poor condition with failing steps and guardrails, redundant social trails that contribute to erosion and loss of sensitive habitat, and the trail system lacks trail identification and wayfinding signage.

Scope of Work

The Twin Peaks Trail Restoration project will improve the main spine trail, repair existing trails and steps, eliminate social trails, provide erosion control measures, restore native plants and provide trail identification and wayfinding signage. These measures will improve public safety, reduce erosion, and help preserve adjacent habitat. As part of the “Creeks to Peaks” project, a new trail segment adjacent to Twin Peaks Boulevard but off the roadway will extend southward and connect to Portola Avenue. In addition to providing greater pedestrian safety this new trail segment will complete the regional trail connection to Glen Canyon Park and help to complete the Creeks to Peaks Trail.

Twin peaks is also in the process of getting an update to its current roads to increase the accessibility of trails and improve pedestrian safety. We would love your input on the new design, for more information regarding the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project click here.

FUNDING

The Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Project is funded by the 2008 Clean and Safe Neighborhood Parks Bond.  The Project is also supported by two Habitat Conservation Fund grants:

  • 2010 Habitat Conservation Fund (“Twin Peaks Trails Improvements”) grant: $131,041
  • 2013 Habitat Conservation Fund (“Creeks to Peaks”) grant (for trail improvements at Glen Canyon Park as well as at Twin Peaks): $130,000

Due to increasing construction costs and knowledge gained through completion of four previous bond-funded trails improvement projects, we are seeking additional grant funding to help to complete the project.  Potential funding sources include the Recreational Trails Program and the Habitat Conservation Fund.

Twin Peaks Trails Improvement Updates

Happy to report some progress with improving our trail network at Twin Peaks: On August 20 and 21, 2016, Rec and Park partnered with Volunteers for Outdoor California (“V-O-Cal”) to get an impressive amount of improvements made to the trails. Volunteers removed deteriorated timber steps, decommissioned a section of trail … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Pilot “Promenade” In Effect Starting July 13

On Wednesday, July 13, a portion of the “figure 8” roadway loop will become a car-free area for people gazing, hiking and biking on top of San Francisco’s famous Twin Peaks. The pilot is one step in the larger Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project, which includes a two-year pilot for which we’ve partnered with … Continue reading

Mid-July Implementation Set for Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Project

Thank you for your continued interest in the Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project. This project, a joint effort of the SFMTA and Rec and Park Departments, seeks to create better connectivity within the Twin Peaks trail system, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the … Continue reading

FAQs and Upcoming Public Hearing on SFMTA Twin Peaks Pilot Project

The Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Project, a joint effort of the SFMTA and Rec and Park Departments, with support from Public Works, seeks to create better connectivity within the Twin Peaks trail system, improve pedestrian and bicycle access, and provide a defined connection to the Bay Area Ridge Trail.  … Continue reading

Twin Peaks Figure 8 Pilot Redesign

The Twin Peaks Figure 8 Redesign Team is excited to announce a proposed pilot project that will open a portion of the Twin Peaks Figure 8 to people walking and riding bikes!  The pilot project is an opportunity to evaluate a configuration change at the Twin Peaks Figure 8 while … Continue reading

SOTA Trail Improvements Underway

Construction is underway on the section of Creeks to Peaks trail on School District property.  This trail connecting Glen Canyon to Twin Peaks was started in 2015 by Rec and Park staff and through a major volunteer effort with Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal). Improvements to be made by contractor … Continue reading

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