Statewide Trails Section

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California Code of Regulations Proposed Rule Making
Comments being accepted on Amended Regulations!

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has initiated a second public comment period for draft California Code of Regulations regarding trail use, structures, and tool use in select units of the State Park System  These proposed regulations were included in Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published on June 28, 2013.  Amendments have been made to the draft regulations based on comments received. Click here for comment instructions and the amended draft regulations.  The comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on April 4, 2014. 

Interagency Trail Management Plan
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) / Environmental Impact Report (EIR)
Planning Restart ¯ Public Scoping Wrap-up

National Park Service, California State Parks, Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority are now officially kicking off preparation of the long-awaited Trail Management Plan (TMP).  Based on identified desired conditions for park natural, cultural and recreational resources, the TMP will prescribe a comprehensive plan for circulation, access, and allowable trail uses for trails throughout the national recreation area.  The first step now is to restart the process and wrap up the TMP public scoping that started in September, 2005.  We invite your participation throughout the coming planning process.  Public Comments are due April 1st!
California State Parks' Notice of Preparation
National Parks Service Notice of Intent
Informational Newsletter

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WHAT WE DO: The Statewide Trails Section provides education and technical assistance to trail managers, recreation providers, open space managers and non-government trails and greenways advocates on non-motorized trail planning, design, construction, funding and management throughout California. Major programs:

 Oversee the California Recreational Trails Plan including California's recreational trail system and report on progress in its implementation.

 Learn about the California Trails & Greenways Conference.

 Provide trail planning, funding and management tools for trail managers and provide expert advice on trail management issues to agencies statewide.
 Manage trail grant funding for California State Parks.