Pfeiffer Falls Trail

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Pfeiffer Falls Trail
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Monterey County Zoning Designation - Open Space Recreation (Coastal Zone)
Document Description
Project includes improvements to existing trail segments and construction of a new trail segment. New trail segment would replace the previously existing Pfeiffer Falls Trail which was damaged by wildfire and has been closed to public access since 2008. Trail improvements to the existing segments would feature a five-foot wide compacted aggregate surface contained in redwood header boards. Wood steps, split wood rail fencing, and rock retaining walls would be installed where needed in areas of steep slopes and to protect natural resources. Two existing gathering areas and a new canyon overlook would be improved with a compacted base, rock retaining walls, benches and interpretive kiosks/displays. The proposed project also includes a new 70-foot long free spanning pedestrian would also be constructed further up the creek corridor over an unnamed tributary.

Contact Information

John Hiles
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Highway 1
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 1
Captain Cooper
Big Sur River
Other Location Info
Big Sur

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Recreational (Trail Work)
Local Actions
Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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