Recreation and Tourism

Great California Delta Trail

Based on Public Resource Code 5852-5855 the Commission will develop a plan and implementation program for a continuous recreational corridor trail network through all five Delta counties, linking the San Francisco Bay Trail system to the planned Sacramento River trails in Yolo and Sacramento Counties.

The Plan for the Great California Delta Trail is to include routes for bicycling and hiking, with interconnections to other trails, recreational facilities, and public transportation. Water trails will ensure trail continuity in places where land trails are not feasible.

Serving as a facilitator for this effort and working in partnership with local entities to coordinate planning and implementation across jurisdictional boundaries, we are currently developing the Great Delta Trail Master Plan.

The Master Plan will be influenced by the Eastern Blueprint Report for Sacramento, Yolo, and San Joaquin Counties developed in 2019 and the Western Blueprint for Contra Costa and Solano Counties developed in 2010.

See the Great California Delta Trail factsheet for more information

If you are a member of a biking, hiking, riding or paddling club, get on the Delta Trail mailing list for updates and partnership opportunities!

Upcoming Meetings


The Stakeholder Advisory Committee and Technical Advisory Committee met on September 17, 2021. The meeting recording is available.

Recreation and Tourism Survey Report

This study represents the findings of a research effort conducted by California State University, Sacramento and funded by the Commission. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is a dynamic system of human communities and the natural environment. Up-to-date understandings of the social dimensions of recreation and tourism in the area should be considered when adapting approaches to managing the Delta region. The work performed in this research effort aims to provide information on visitor and local resident recreation preferences and information sources they utilize when choosing recreation opportunities. Additionally, this report includes economic impact and significance analyses of two annual events.

For more information contact Virginia Gardiner.