December 18, 2021

Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail Project:
Overview, Status, and Updates

Orangevale Recreation & Park District is partnering with the City of Citrus Heights and Sunrise Recreation & Park District on the Arcade-Cripple Creek Trail Project (formerly known as the Electric Greenway Project).

The project involves a 2.9 mile multi-use trail that largely follows an existing Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) electric transmission corridor. The trail will span between Sunrise Boulevard (near Arcade Creek Park Preserve) and Watchtel Way, passing through some of Orangevale’s parks and natural areas. In Orangevale, the trail will pass through the Sundance Natural Area, on street from Highwood Way to Woodmore Oaks Drive and then along the electric corridor again from Woodmore Oaks to Streng Avenue.

This project will provide connections to several community parks, schools, shopping centers, and neighborhoods along the corridor. This effort is part of the overall goal to increase walkability, safety, and provide improvements for pedestrians and bicyclists throughout a system of creekside trails, passive open space, and parks. It is a partnership between the City of Citrus Heights, Sunrise Recreation and Park District, Orangevale Recreation and Park District, San Juan Unified School District, Sacramento County, and Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD).

Updates: The following documents are available now, through January 4th, for download and viewing:

Draft Planset
Draft Arborist Report
Draft Replacement Program Plan

Comments and questions on the documents and/or project can be sent to Visit the website and view the project plans here.

Status: The project is currently in the final design phase. The project is currently on target to complete design in Winter 2022. Construction is anticipated to begin in Summer 2022.

Click on the links below to view Orangevale area trail maps:

Park Overview – Sundance Natural Area
Park Overview – Streng Ave Open Space

Additional information on the full project, FAQs, and all trail maps can be found on the City of Citrus Heights webpage here.