Making it happen...

Partnership of West Side Trail

The vision for the developing interpretive panels for the West Side Trail began after a decision was made to eventually straighten Buchanan Road as it winds down into the canyon of the north fork of the Tuolumne River. This would have a significant impact on the area. The Federal Highway Administration along with a number of agencies and associations joined forces to turn to focus back on this magnificent trail.

Partners of West Side TrailThe goal was to enhance the experience for hikers by designing and installing interpretive trail signs that explain the history of a small portion of the former railroad bed. The trail meanders through land owned and manage by U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the Tuolumne Band of Me-Wuk Indians. Tuolumne Park and Recreation District along with the Tuolumne County Transportation Council had a signage projects planned for the West Side trailhead and the two projects were merged to provide consistancy. 3 Forest Interpretive Association managed the project

Also, many organizations and individuals worked behind the scenes to make this project come alive, including the Tuolumne County Historical Society, the Carlo M. DeFerrari Archive, and the Tuolumne City Memorial Museum.


Three Forests Interpretive Association Bureau of Land Management The Tuolumne Band of Me-wuk Indians Tuolumne County Parks and Recreation Columbia College CTE