Final phase of Eureka’s Waterfront Trail to open in January

EUREKA – Opening of the third and final phase of Eureka’s six mile long Waterfront Trail has been pushed back until early next year.
Phase B connects the Hikshari Trail to Madaket Plaza. It’s fully paved and open to the public.
As for Phase C that runs from old town under Highway 101 to Tydd Street. Crews have already completed the boardwalk that spans the salt marsh behind Blue Ox Millworks.
Manufacturing and transport delays have stalled the placement of two bridges. The contractor will install those in the next few weeks then pave the remainder of the route. The trail is now scheduled to open in January of 2018.
Director of Eureka’s Parks and Recreation Division said, “That section of the trail is definitely going to be the most picturesque portion of probably the whole Humboldt Bay Trail. It’s got views of the bay as well as the Eureka slough and mountain ranges on it at least from the boardwalk. When you walk across the boardwalk at high tide you’ll be walking over water, so it’s pretty unique to this area and pretty much all of northern California.”