North Coast Rail Trail Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
Document Title
North Coast Rail Trail Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The North Coast Rail Trail Project includes a 7.5 mile Class I multi-use bicycle and pedestrian trail along the RTC-owned railroad corridor from Wilder Ranch State Park on the south to Davenport on the north. The trail would generally be 20 ft wide and comprised of a 12-ft wide apved surface and unpaved shoulders. The project also includes parking improvements at the Davenport Beach lot and Yellowbank/Panther Beach lot where 30-50 formal parking spaces would be provided in addition to restrooms, bike racks, benches, and an ADA-accessible route to the trail. Additionally, the project would include access from the current Bonny Doon Beach lot to the future trail and improvements for crossing SR 1 at Davenport. The parking lots and the highway crossing would encroach within the Caltrans ROW. Project construction activities would include land clearing, grading, paving and striping for the trail and parking lots.

Contact Information

Agency Name
Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
SR 1
Parcel #
State Highways
Santa Cruz Branch Line
Pacific ES
St. Vincent Crk, Liddell Crk, Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency
Development Types
Transportation:Other (multi-use trail)
Local Actions
RTC Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources

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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