Recreational Land Use/ Open Space Zoning / Open Space General Plan Designation
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.
Air Resources Board, Transportation ProjectsCalifornia Department of Parks and RecreationCalifornia Highway PatrolCaltrans, District 3Central Valley Flood Protection BoardDepartment of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2Native American Heritage CommissionOffice of Emergency Services, CaliforniaOffice of Historic PreservationRegional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)Resources AgencyState Lands CommissionState Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality