Carmelo Meadow and Granite Point Trails Accessibility Improvements


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Carmelo Meadow and Granite Point Trails Accessibility Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Perform upgrades to Carmelo Meadow Trail and Granite Point Trail at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to repair deficiencies associated with normal wear and initial design and layout. Upgrade trail surface to a firm and stable surface by installing compacted aggregate base along the entire length of Carmelo Meadow Trail (1,553') and Granite Point Trail (1,780'). Use existing native soil to supplement aggregate base where possible and to blend trail into the surrounding natural setting. Widen trail to a maximum width of 4 feet where needed. Decompact and re-vegetate existing eroded areas, areas of ground disturbance associated with this project, and abandoned trail section along Granit Point Trail. Install new small trail signs on 4"x" redwood posts at beginning and end points of each trail. Additional work on each trail includes the following: Carmelo Meadow Trail: Reconstruct trail surface as necessary to eliminate obstructions greater than 2" in height, establish a consistent 5% cross-slope (or 2" crown in flat areas), and remove any down slope berms that have been built over time. Granite Point Trail: Reconstruct trail surface as necessary to eliminate entrenchment, improve sheet drainage, and eliminate vertical obstructions.

Contact Information
Jill Poudrette
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (831) 649-2980


Other Location Info
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of repair and minor alteration of existing public facilities or topographical features involving negligible expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes; included as "modifications of existing facilities for handicap purposes," "trail or road repairs," "installation of park facilities such as signs," and "trail construction or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR Sec. 15300.4.

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