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
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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.


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