Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail
Friends of Montclair RR Trail is a community-based group of trail users, neighbors and supporters who value the historic trail and wish to create a lasting natural legacy for future generations to enjoy.
Our website provides a variety of information for members and the community. We hope you will consider joining Friends of Montclair RR Trail as both a member and a volunteer.
Friends of Montclair Railroad Trail (FOMRRT) is a tax exempt 509(a)3 non-profit organization. IRS EIN 27-1808753
How to Find the Trail See map...
1. Montclair Village behind the Montclair Parking Garage
6235 LaSalle Ave, Oakland, CA 94611 between La Salle Ave and Medau Pl.; (access via ramp or stairs).
2. Behind McCaulou's Parking Lot
6211 Medau Pl, Oakland; a gentle ramp and no stairs. The trail ends in the residential area of Shepherd Canyon at Saroni Drive.
3. Paso Robles Dr. at Bishops Court off Shepherd Canyon Road.
4. City of Oakland Corporation Yard, across from Fire Station 24 on Shepherd Canyon Rd.
Parking: i) Montclair Village Parking Garage - 6325 LaSalle, Oakland (free parking on Sundays)
ii) Shepherd Canyon Neighborhood - Street parking on Paso Robles Drive
For the safety and enjoyment by everyone, please:
• Do not smoke or use fire on or near the trail
• Keep dogs on a 6’ or shorter leash (OMC#6.04.070)
• Pick up dog waste each and every time – even if off-trail.
Dog waste impacts water quality and damages our local ecosystems
• Dispose of any and all litter and dog waste in trash receptacles
• Keep noise levels to a minimum, to respect nearby residents
• Bicyclists: yield to pedestrians.
Call out when passing pedestrians & then pass to the left (OMC#12.60.020)
• Do not collect mushrooms, plants or other natural material
• To report a safety hazard, call: 510-615-5566
• To report an emergency from your cell phone, call: 510-777-3211
NEWS and EVENTS
TRAIL WORKDAY SATURDAY October 19th
Please join us for an hour or two of light gardening and clean-up.
Location: Cortereal Ave cul-de-sac
Date: Saturday, October 19th
Time: 9am to 11am
Click here for a map of the location
The portion of Montclair Railroad Trail behind the McCaulou's parking lot is looking a little "rustic" and in need of some maintenance. There are activities for everyone regardless of skill level. Our efforts will include brush removal, raking, sweeping, and general beautification and clean-up.
Wear long sleeves & pants and sturdy shoes. We will provide tools, gloves and water. If you have a favorite hand-tool and a refillable water bottle, bring them along!
Saturday Workdays Join us on a Trail Work Day (usually) on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 am to 11 am. Rain or Shine!!
Click here to receive a reminder on location and time.
The nursery is open to the public only once a year. Don't miss this chance to stock up on local natives at great prices--and to support Friends of Sausal Creek.
There is a free plant shuttle service from the nursery to your car
For directions to the nursery and a list of plants for sale, click here for Friends of Sausal Creek
OUR 2018 ACCOMPLISHMENTS
It took a village, but your efforts and contributions have
created an improved trail experience for everyone!
Thank you! Click here for the details...
Next Board Meeting: tbd @ 6:30pm
The board usually meets the 1st week of the month at 6:30pm. The public is welcome to attend. Please contact us for location.
TIPS and RESOURCES
Planting in Harmony with Our Oak Woodland Oasis- Download our brochure on planting tips.
Get Help To Have a Fire-Safe Home
Matching grants up to $5,000 are available to Alameda and Contra Costa residents, neighborhoods, and local groups to help them create Defensible Space. Apply to Diablo Firesafe Council
Lower the Water Use in Your Garden!
Click here for tips from Soils Scientist Steve Andrews ...