This project would convert a two-mile segment of the Gage Canal right-of-way into a Class I multi-use paved asphalt bicycle trail with a parallel pedestrian decomposed granite trail. The trail would be sited along and adjacent to existing roadways and trails adjacent to the Gage Canal within an existing city-managed irrigation water conveyance facility. The trail would be 20 feet wide, split equally between the paved asphalt and decomposed granite trails and would include a 15-foot landscaping buffer on either side of the trails (30 feet of landscaping total). Plantings would total approximately 700 trees and 300 plants. Additional infrastructure would include approximately 15 benches, five drinking fountains, five exercise stations, eight entry gates, five interpretive signs, two funding acknowledgment signs, and several trash and recycling bins. There would also be solar-powered lighting and a weather-smart bubbler irrigation system. The trail would traverse multiple land-use types, including industrial, commercial, open space, residential, and public facilities.
The entire project collectively spans roughly two of the twenty miles of the Gage Canal and is within the northeastern portion of the City of Riverside. The project extends from Palmyrita Avenue at the northern-most extent of the trail, to Blaine Street at the southern-most extent, where it terminates at the Riverside Sports Complex in the City of Riverside, California. The project would be adjacent to the Riverside Hunter Park-University of California Metrolink station, providing public transportation accessibility. It would provide access for local residents to the Box Springs Reserve. Regionally, the project is located approximately four miles to the east of Interstate 215/CA 60 freeway at an approximate elevation of 1,000 feet above mean sea level.