This Old California Railroad Could Become A Gorgeous Wine Country Hiking Trail

If you’ve always wanted to explore California’s wine country but don’t want to shell out for an all-day designated driver, this new hiking trail could be the perfect solution.

A proposed bill could turn parts of the mostly abandoned Northwestern Pacific Railroad into a scenic hiking path.

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This trail would take hikers along a 300-mile stretch of landscape that extends from San Francisco Bay to Humboldt Bay. Walkers would travel along the banks of the Russian and Eel Rivers and meander through the old growth Redwood forests.

Though the plan sounds divine, it would still take up to $1 billion to make it a reality. Still, the bill is backed by the state Senate and has hikers across the Golden State excited. The bill is still pending approval from the governor’s office.