Devil’s Gulch Trail Re-Route and Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Devil’s Gulch Trail Re-Route and Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Re-route and restore a portion of Devil’s Gulch Trail in Samuel P. Taylor State Park to help protect critical salmonid creek habitat. Work will include a combination of the following along the length of the trail: • Construct approximately 2,256 linear feet of new trail above the old route, higher on the slope and further from the creek bank; • Install brown shale and compact on the trail tread; • Install 673 feet of retaining walls with average height of three feet for bridge approaches; • Install three bridges with average length of 30 feet: • Install one new 12-foot puncheon; • Install two armored crossings measuring 7 ft. x 4 ft.; • Install three viewing platforms measuring 6 ft. x 6 ft.; and • Remove and restore the old trail alignment by aerating the soil to a depth of six inches and covering with cut brush from the new alignment.

Contact Information
Cyndy Shafer
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District
Lead/Public Agency
845 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, CA., CA 94954

Phone : (707) 769-5652


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Samuel P. Taylor State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 & 4 Section: 15301 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of operation, maintenance and minor alteration of existing public facilities involving negligible expansion of use beyond current levels; and minor public alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes; included as “trail repairs and trail reroutes” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


Notice of Exemption
13296_SPTSP Devils Gulch Trail Re-route and Resto FinalNOE_04   PDF 221 K

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