The Hetch-Hetchy Trail creates a neighborhood connection from the Middlefield Light Rail Station to the Stevens Creek Trail. The Hetch-Hetchy Trail also provides off-street bicycle and pedestrian commuter access to the Ellis-Middlefield business area and off-street recreation access to the Stevens Creek Trail and open-space facilities connected to the trail, including Whisman Park, Creekside Park, Landels School and Park and Shoreline At Mountain View. The trail also enhances the visual appearance of the neighborhood and provides linear open space suitable for walking, jogging and bicycling.
Trail improvements include a 10' wide paved trail with 2' shoulders, a fence separating a local nursery from the trail, a good neighbor fence where the trail abuts residential property and landscaping and irrigation. Landscaping generally consists of native low-lying plant material, except the section between Tyrella Avenue and North Whisman Road which includes landscaping meeting the requirements of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. The trail crossings at Easy Street and Tyrella Avenue incorporate raised crosswalks to create more visible pedestrian and bicyclist crossings. At Whisman Road, the project includes a pedestrian traffic signal. On the Whisman Park side of Easy Street, the project includes a new section of asphalt pathway to provide a smooth transition from the trail to the existing parkway. The trail is approximately .4 mile from Whisman Park to North Whisman Road.