The California Department of Parks and Recreation will honor a four city team who worked on the Murrieta Creek Regional Trail Plan the Merit Award for Planning at their upcoming Trails and Greenways Conference on April 23, 2015. The plan represents a joint effort between the Cities of Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, and Lake Elsinore, in partnership with the Santa Margarita Group of the San Gorgonio Chapter of the Sierra Club. Technical assistance on this project was provided by the National Park Service.
The Murrieta Creek Regional Trail Plan focuses on the development of a multi-use trail along the Murrieta Creek corridor that will connect the four cities. The Murrieta Creek Regional Trail is a long term
project to be funded and developed by the Riverside County Flood Control District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Prior to its completion, an interim trail will be highlighted on Saturday, June 6th for National Trails Day. All four cities will host special events, with an opportunity to hike or bike the interim trail, which is approximately 14 miles in length from Old Town Temecula to Lake Elsinore.