Trail Grant Application


The Trail Grant Pogram is now open. We are accepting applications until March 15, 2017.

2017 Grant Announcement Letter

Download 2017 Grant Application




Trail Champion Award


The Trail Champion Award application period is now closed. The criteria and application are posted on the California Trails and Greenways Conference website.

The CTGF created this new award (Trail Champion) to recognize individuals (private citizens or elected officials) for their contributions to trails and greenways at a local level. The first recipient of the Trail Champion Award is Pete Mellinger from the City of Holtville, CA. For forty years Mr. Mellinger has advocated for the construction of the Alamo River Recreation Trail. Through his volunteer service as Planning Commissioner, Councilmember, and Mayor he continuously voiced and promoted the construction of the Trail and associated recreational facilities. Construction began in the fall of 2013 and continues into 2014. It is the first recreational trail in the Imperial Valley.



Trail Grant Recipients (2015 - 2007)


Placer Land Trust - Canyon View Trail Enhancement Project

$1,000 = landscape materials and irrigation for the planting of trees and shrubs along the Canyon View Trail. These native plants will enhance the facility by screening the trail from the nearby development.



Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

$1,000 = tool purchase for Student Trail Crew


Concerned Off-Road Bicyclists Association

$1,000 = trail etiquette brochure and website development




Santa Barbara Mountain Bike Trail Volunteers

$1000 = towards the purchase of packable trail tools for backcountry trail maintenance.

Sonoma County Trails Council

$1000 = to buy tools for the construction of new trails at Taylor Mountain Regional Park.

Gold Country Trails Council

$1000 = for the manufacture of trail map and display at the Pioneer Trailhead in the Tahoe National Forest.




Arnold Rim Trail Association (Arnold, CA)

$925.00 = towards manufacture of directional signage for Arnold Rim Trail trailhead.

Bicyclists of Nevada County [BONC] (Nevada City, CA)

$880.00 = towards materials for signs for the Scotts Flat Trail.


Mt. Wilson Bicycling Association (Pasadena, CA )

$1000.00 = towards trail tools and materials used for maintaining adopted trail, the Sunset Trail.

Palos Verdes Land Conservancy (Rolling Hills Estate, CA)

$1000.00 = to purchase planting materials for replacing non-natives with native scrub oak and erosion control along new coastal trail.

Gold Country Triathlon Club/Bear Yuba Land Trust  (Nevada City, CA)

$1000.00 = towards the design/modification of bridge approaches on the Tribute Trail.




Glendale Parks & Open Space Foundation (Glendale, CA)

$1000.00 = to purchase materials for the City of Glendale's volunteer trail patrol


Ride Nipoma Equestrian Trails Alliance, Inc. (Nipoma, CA)

$1000.00 = towards trail tools for construction and maintenance projects


Truckee Donner Land Trust (Truckee, CA)

$1000.00 = to help prepare the Donner Summit Canyon Property for public use


Youth Bicyclists of Nevada County (YBONC) Foundation (Nevada City, CA)

$1000.00 = for the purchase of trail tools to complete the Scott's Flat Lake Trail.




No grants awarded




American River Conservancy (Coloma, CA)

$500.00 = towards the Acorn Creek Bridge


Placer Land Trust (Auburn, CA)

$500.00 = towards an informational kiosk at the Canyon View Preserve


Fallbrook Land Conservancy (Fallbrook, CA)

$1,000.00 = towards tools and trail maintenance expenses in the Santa Margarita Open Space Preserve 




Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship

$1,000.00 = towards tools and trail maintenance expenses


Recreational Trails Project (UC Berkeley)

$4,000.00 = for student internships to mobilize non-motorized trail users to build new trails on campus for connection to East Bay Regional Park District facilities




Sonoma County Trails Council (Santa Rosa, CA)

$1,000.00 = for trail crew leader training


Ramona Trails Council (Ramona, CA)

$5,000.00 = fencing material for the Park to Forest Trail