A Kodak moment: MCCT opens for business in East Bay-Contra Costa

an early 1990s photo with Mt. Diablo in the background

Diablo Foothills Regional Park will always hold a special place in our collective MCCT heart — for it is the first of the East Bay Regional parks to publish their website map showing the MCCT passing through it.

We’re so thankful and excited travelers will soon be able to hike from Martinez or Berkeley to the Antioch Bridge or Brentwood, following MCCT trail signs for almost the entire way.

A warm welcome to East Bay-Contra Costa County segment’s first map

The Trail Council is proud to introduce the first of many brochure maps defining the MCCT as it passes through East Bay Regional parkland in our East Bay-Contra Costa County segment. The map below is courtesy of the East Bay Regional Park District (EBRPD).

About ten years ago EBRPD completed the important first step of dedicating the Mokelumne Coast to Crest Trail by “piggybacking” it on existing EBRPD trails. Next up is completing maps and trail decals on existing EBRPD posts. We are indebted to Davio Santos, Operations Unit Manager, for leading the way on these last two important steps, scheduled to be complete in May, 2011. Interpretive map panels at strategic locations will follow. We also recognize Jim Townsend, EBMUD Planning Manager, and Beverly Lane, EBMUD Board member & co-founder of the Iron Horse Trail, one of the great Rail-to-Trail success stories in the nation. Beverly is also a 2010 recipient of California’s Trail Advocacy Award, awarded at the 20th American Trails National Symposium.

We will make EBRPD maps available here for MCCT travelers as EBRPD makes them available.