Following years of planning, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, along with Department of Parks and Recreation officials and Don Wallace, a retired firefighter and outdoor recreation advocate after whom the trail was named, on April 13 officially opened the Don Wallace Multi-Use Trail Connector in Calabasas.
At approximately 1,518 feet, the Don Wallace Multi-Use Trail Connector may not be among the longest of the trails maintained by the Department. However, this historic trail will have a tremendous impact on the recreational choices available to the growing number of people across the region who seek to enjoy hiking, horseback riding and biking.
“The Don Wallace Trail is now open for everyone to enjoy,” Supervisor Kuehl told an audience of nearly 100 people at the dedication ceremony.
“The Department of Parks and Recreation knows how important our Multi-Use Trails are to our communities, and we’re proud of the great recreational use and value that our more than 200 miles of countywide trails offer our residents,” Department Director John Wicker said.
Historically, trail users in the Calabasas area have ridden or hiked on freeway overpasses, or passed without authorization through stormwater culverts maintained by Caltrans. This trail is the first in Los Angeles County to enable safe passage under the 101 freeway, and will provide future connectivity to Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority trails, the Las Virgenes Creek trails, as well as the Malibu Creek State Park system.
Access to the trail is located behind Starbucks Coffee located at 26531 Agoura Road in Calabasas.
The Department of Parks and Recreation would like to thank the following agencies for their roles in helping us complete this project:
- The City of Calabasas.
- The Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
- Los Angeles County Department of Public Works.
- Los Angeles County Flood Control District.
- Calabasas Retail Partners, LLC.