Eureka’s Waterfront Trail now open, celebrations planned for February

EUREKA – Construction of the final phase is complete and Eureka’s Waterfront Trail is now open.
The $5 million dollar trail extends more than six miles from Herrick Avenue north along the waterfront to Tydd Street.
The trail passes under the slough bridge in north Eureka, making it the only route that doesn’t require cyclists and pedestrians to cross Highway 101 traffic.
While the trail is now open, Community Services Director Miles Slattery said you’ll have to wait a bit longer before the trail’s unique features are fully installed.
“There’s still some other amenities that need to go in. there’s going to be the artistic benches and then all the interpretive signs that are going to tell the story of eureka. That won’t be completed until September and then in September we’ll be having a grand opening for the overall trail,” Slattery said.
Until the grand opening, you can attend two events to celebrate the trail. A ribbon cutting is set for Tuesday, February 6 at 12:30p.m. behind Blue Ox Millworks. You can watch a documentary about the decade long effort to construct the trail at Eureka’s Wharfinger Building on Saturday, February 10 at 4p.m.