Sugarloaf Mountain Trail


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Nevada City (City of Nevada City)
Document Title
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
City of Nevada City/Bear Yuba Land Trust
Present Land Use
Recreational Land Use/ Open Space Zoning / Open Space General Plan Designation

Document Description
A proposed multi-use trail construction project within the Nevada City limits on a 30.52-acre open space parcel (APN 36-020-26) that encompasses all but the northern flank of Sugarloaf Mountain, with easements through two private parcels (APNs 53-310-09 & 53-310-10) and along the right-of-way of State Highway 49. The goal of the trail project is to connect downtown Nevada City to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. The trail route will be approximately one mile in length. It will commence at the corner of State Highway 49 and North Bloomfield Road, and terminate at a point along an existing gravel access road that goes to the top of Sugarloaf from an entrance on upper Coyote Street. The new trail will also connect to an existing graveled excavated area, approximately 0.10 acre in size that will be improved to accommodate trail parking for approximately eight vehicles. The parking area will connect via an existing informal, user-created trail, which will be minimally improved (brush clearing and tread improvement for drainage and loose rock removal). The project will also incorporate minor improvements to an existing user-created trail along the eastern side of the City-owned property. The proposed trail also offers connection to Hirschman Trail and Tobiassen Park via a recently established County trail that runs west from North Bloomfield Road to the Nevada County Government Center.

Contact Information
Amy Wolfson
City of Nevada City
12975 Boreham Lane
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : 530-265-2496 x 130


39.2724°'"N 121.0184°'"W
Nevada City
Cross Streets
North Bloomfield Road / State Highway 49
Total Acres
Parcel #
36-020-26, 53-310-09, 53-310-10
State Highways
49, 20
Sugarloaf mountain Juvenile Hall Program, School for Ac
Intermittent and Ephemeral Streams, Deer Creek
Ptn 6

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (soft-surface trail project)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Noise Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 3


Environmental Document
IS-MND Draft for Sugarloaf Trail-FINAL DRAFT TO CLEARINGHOUSE   PDF 2315 K summary form   PDF 462 K
noc   PDF 1216 K
State Comments
2019079005_Caltrans Comment Letter   PDF 215 K

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