Annie and Mary Rail-Trail
Location: Blue Lake, Ca
Features: Hiking trails, lake access, mountain biking, dog friendly, bird watching.
Running from Arcata to Korbel, the Annie and Mary Rail Trail passes through the City of Blue Lake following the Arcata and Mad River Railroad.
The Arcata and Mad River Railroad was the oldest working railroad in California. Founded in 1854, the line closed in 1985 and was then known as California Historical Landmark #842. It has also been affectionately dubbed as the ‘Annie and Mary’. Residents from Blue Lake, Arcata and surrounding areas have joined together to form the Friends of the Annie and Mary Rail-Trail, advocating to transform the landmark into a non-motorized vehicular rail-trail.
Top 3 Adventure Hacks
1) Annie And Mary Rail Trail Has A Story To Tell
Citizens from Blue Lake, Arcata actually have joined together to form the Friends of the Annie and Mary Rail-trail advocating for a non-motorized rail-trail along the historical Arcata-Mad River Rail corridor. The Arcata – Korbel line was named as such (Annie and Mary) in honor of the clerks working at each end of the line. Moreover, another story tells that Annie and Mary Rail-trail was named after Annie and Mary Vintera, nieces of the Korbel brothers and owners of the timber company at the east end of the rail line.
2) Immerse Yourself In The History
The Annie and Mary Rail Trail passes through the City of Blue Lake following the Arcata and Mad River Railroad. The said railroad was known as the oldest working railroad in California and is known as California Hitorical Landmark #842.
3) Enjoy Good Music While Walking/Biking
This trail is perfect for hikes and leisurely walks – why not enjoy good music along the way?
Should you want to find a spot to relax, these Portable Bluetooth Speakers are is the perfect companion.