Ruffin Canyon Open Space Trail


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Diego
Document Title
Ruffin Canyon Open Space Trail
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Residential / Natural Park
Document Description
The project is the adoption of the Ruffin Canyon Open Space Trails Plan which proposes the expansion of an existing trail system. The Plan would provide a cohesive trail plan for Ruffin Canyon Open Space and provide connection between the Serra Mesa and Mission Valley Communities. The Plan provides guidance for the present and future use and maintenance of the trails within the Plan Area. Trails in this plan are open to pedestrian and bicycle users. The proposed project would create a new alignment in the southern section of the canyon where individuals are currently using a sewer access path that does not serve as a safe and sustainable trail for public use. In addition, the report addresses the permitting of three existing trails within Ruffin Canyon. The project consists of approximately 2,658 feet of new trail within Ruffin Canyon, heading south from the intersection of the existing Ruffin Canyon and Shawn Canyon trails. In addition to the new trail construction, the study area includes permitting of the existing trial located in the upper section of Ruffin Canyon.

Contact Information

Jeffrey Szymanski
Agency Name
City of San Diego
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego
Cross Streets
interstate 805 and west of interstate 15
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 805
Taft Middle School
San Diego River
15 S
2 west

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Trail Project)
Local Actions
City Council Approval
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Archaeological / Historical


State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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