Santa Ana River Trail – Phase 1 Project

Status: Pre-Construction

Location: Western Riverside County

Type of Project: Trails

Location: Western Riverside County

Construction: Phase 4 anticipated from 2022 to 2023. Phases 1-3 and 5 have not been scheduled for construction

Investment: Estimated $35 million for Phases 1-5, including $3 million for Phase 4

Project Status: Engineering and environmental studies are under way.


RCTC, in coordination with the Riverside County Regional Park and Open-Space District (Riverside County Parks) and other project partners, is proposing the construction of a 12.8-mile section of the Santa Ana River Trail (SART). When completed, this section will provide a direct trail connection through Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

The proposed 12.8-mile section in Prado Basin would promote pedestrian, equestrian, and cycling trail use with nature-viewing opportunities and provide a fully connected active transportation option for southern California. Work is planned to be completed in five phases.