Green Valley Trail 90% Plans Posted
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Working with Caltrans and California State Parks staff, we have finalized the alignment of the Green Valley Trail over their lands. This approximately one-mile trail section of California Coastal Trail will eventually connect the Devil’s Slide Trail to the Gray Whale Cove Trail. Two boardwalks and a bridge will span wetlands to allow for continuous travel for hikers, cyclists and equestrians while allowing wildlife to pass beneath. Two overlook areas with benches will allow for a pause to view the spectacular Green Valley as well as the Pacific Ocean to the north and south. At the south, the upper parking area of Gray Whale Cove State Beach is being re-designed to better accommodate 28 cars and will have a two-stall vault toilet. The trail will accommodate hikers, equestrians and cyclists.
Plans are now at a 90% level of completion. County Parks, State Parks and Caltrans have provided comments to the design team for incorporation. Permit applications and the California Environmental Quality Act Mitigated Negative Declaration/Coastal Development Permit will be submitted for review and public process. We expect to bring the Coastal Development Permit to the November 2016 Planning Commission Meeting.
Completed plans and permits should be available by April 2017. Depending on funding and permits, trail construction could start in 2018 or 2019.