Sugarloaf Mountain Trail


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Nevada City
Document Title
Sugarloaf Mountain Trail
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
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
Agency Name
City of Nevada City
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Nevada City/Bear Yuba Land Trust
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), 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 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT)
Development Types
Recreational (soft-surface trail project)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian


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