Santa Ynez Trail Step Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Santa Ynez Trail Step Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will replace 30 original steps on the northern section of the Santa Ynez hiking trail in Topanga State Park which were burned by the Palisades Fire in May 2021. Drainage dips and water bars will be cleared and reestablished to provide for improved water flow off the trail. Reinstallation of the Santa Ynez trail steps will reestablish safe trail access through some of the steeper grades of the trail alignment while limiting soil erosion and displacement from hikers climbing through these sections.

Contact Information

Cesar Moreno
Agency Name
California State Parks, Angeles District
Job Title
Associate Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Calle Del Jonella and Camino De Yatasto
State Highways
SR 27 (Topanga Canyon Blvd)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1; California Code of Regulation, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form including conditions provided by CDPR staff, then it is exempt under CEQA §15301 – Existing Facilities. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as: • Trail Repairs (Class 1, Section 15301)


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