Tauhindauli River Trail Extension
Tauhindauli Park and River Trail is located along the Upper Sacramento River in Dunsmuir, California. Access to the park is off of Upper Soda Spring Road and River Road under the I-5 overpass.
The site of Tauhindauli Park was acquired by the City of Dunsmuir and the California Dept. of Fish and Game (now the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife) in 1998. In 2002, with the help of Dunsmuir Garden Club and their partners, The Cantara Trustee Council, California Dept. of Fish and Game, Friends of Tauhindauli Park and River Trail, and The River Exchange, the Tauhindauli Park and River Trail was created. The park provides river access and recreational opportunities with paved trails, picnic sites and parking. The park includes the historic site of Upper Soda Springs. For information about this site, see www.tauhindaulipark.org.
A half-mile extension of the river trail between Tauhindauli Park and Dunsmuir City Park and the Dunsmuir Botanical Garden was initiated in 2008. Construction of the trail was halted in the fall of 2009, due to erosion of unstable soils and large tree roots that posed an obstacle for trail completion
The hazardous segment of the trail is currently barricaded, because the trail is not safe to use.
Due to limited staffing, budget considerations, and uncertainty in contracting options, this section of the trail will remain closed into spring of 2014, and perhaps longer. The River Exchange, in cooperation with California Department of Fish and Wildlife, is investigating possible solutions and funding sources that would allow the trail to be opened. We will continue to inform the public with updates as we receive them.
For information about Tauhindauli Park and River Trail and how you can help support this project please contact The River Exchange at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 530-235-2012, or Friends of Tauhindauli Park and River Trail at www.tauhindaulipark.org.