The Great Redwood Trail

If you are a landowner in Humboldt, Mendocino or Trinity County, California, and your property is next to the Great Redwood Trail Line, then you may be entitled to compensation.

This railway is part of a proposed multi-use trail system that will span 320 miles from San Francisco Bay to Arcata in Humboldt County.

The Great Redwood Trail

If you are a landowner in Humboldt, Mendocino or Trinity County, California, and your property is next to the Great Redwood Trail Line, then you may be entitled to compensation. This railway is part of a proposed multi-use trail system that will span 320 miles from San Francisco Bay to Arcata in Humboldt County.

It is established law that the federal government must pay you for the portion of your land that is currently the railway or once was a railway, that is now being converted into a trail. Since the railway was an easement granted to the railroad, you may still hold title to the land.

The newest section of railway that is to be converted into a multi-use trail spans 176 miles, from Willits to Eureka. As of June 19, 2022, the Surface Transportation Board has approved the abandonment of the railway, effectively approving the trail. With abandonment approved, the Great Redwood Trail Agency now owns this abandoned railway, and we want to ensure that you, as a landowner, are justly compensated under the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Our firm has extensive experience handling lawsuits asserting the property rights of landowners against the federal government in the United States Court of Federal Claims. These lawsuits are referred to as “Rails-to-Trails” cases.

At Flint Cooper, our dedicated team of lawyers take pride in making the litigation process simple and stress free for our clients. There are no upfront fees and no out-of-pocket expenses. The time to file a claim is limited, so call us today at +1 866.816.7383, or fill out the Free Case Consultation form on this page.

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