Mori Point Raised Boardwalk

For the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Campbell Grading, Inc., returned to Mori Point in the summer of 2009 to construct an elevated boardwalk, as well as to improve the habitat for the threatened California red-legged frog and endangered San Francisco garter snake.

Previously, we had completed a sediment reduction project at the site, decommissioned several social trails and a road, and done a road-to-trail conversion.

This time, we decommissioned the old road, removed an existing earthen berm that was impairing the natural watershed water flows, and constructed two new ponds to increase red-legged frog and San Francisco garter snake habitat.

We also constructed an elevated, outdoor accessible walkway 521 feet long and 14 feet wide with built-in grates on the walking surface so visitors could look down to the pond and wetlands and observe wildlife. We built the boardwalk on drilled piers to minimize impact on the environment while providing beautiful, family-friendly access to the ocean.

Mori Point had been the site of a limestone quarry, a ranch, an inn, and a speakeasy back in the day. In 2000, the land was auctioned off to The Trust for Public Land. And, in 2002, it was transferred to the National Park Service to become part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It has been rehabilitated by the National Park Service and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.