Goat Rock Trail Construction


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Goat Rock Trail Construction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Santa Cruz District

Document Description
Establish a trail from the new Kirkwood Entrance parking lot to the Interpretive Shelter in Castle Rock State to provide a more direct route to the Goat Rock climbing area as well as an additional hiking loop for park visitors. Work will: • Remove approximately 1,948 ft. of barbed wire fencing; • Excavate approximately 1,600ft³ of soil for use as footing backfill on all trail structures; • Rake duff and organics off of the pro:posed trail alignment to below the fill slope; • Construct an approximately 3,448ft long x 4ft wide trail; • At Kings Creek, excavate to install two (2) 16"x24"x8" concrete abutments (one (1) per side); • Install a debris net across the stream to catch debris from construction activities; • Use steel I-beams to span the abutments and construct a 65 ft. long x 5ft wide pedestrian trail bridge; • Install one (1) 16ft. long x 5ft wide puncheon; • Use 433ft3 of rock to construct retaining walls, a rock overlook, and a rock armored swale; • Construct and install twenty-six (26) double-sided interlocking wood steps; • Install one ( 1) wood bench at the overlook; • Install four (4) directional trail signs at various locations along the trail; • Remove an soil retention devices after completion of project; and . • Use stockpiled duff and organics to rehabilitate all disturbed areas.

Contact Information
Sheila Branon
Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (831) 335-6385


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Castle Rock State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 3 & 4 Section: 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures: and the minor public or private alteration in the condition of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, and is included as "signs" and "Trail Construction or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


Notice of Exemption
2019110184 Goat Rock Trail Construction   PDF 117 K

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