Walnut Creek Flow Trail Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Walnut Creek
Document Title
Walnut Creek Flow Trail Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
OSR-Open Space/Recreation
Document Description
The City proposes the Walnut Creek Flow Trail Project to construct a recreational flow trail for mountain bikers in the Lime Ridge Open Space. The recreation area is currently used for cattle grazing, horseback riding, hiking, and biking. Mountain bikers have been creating informal trails through sensitive habitats to create a flow trail experience, thus the proposal is to create a mountain bike flow trail in less sensitive habitat that meets the terrain-induced, biking experience with little pedaling and braking necessary that mountain bikers are seeking. The proposed trail would be designated as one way down only for bikes and would remain open for all users. Mountain bikers would be directed to travel uphill on existing trails to start at the eastern trail head, which would begin near the Paraiso Trail's junction with the Manzanita Trail. The dirt trail would measure a minimum of 2-feet and a maximum of 4-feet in width with a 5-10 foot wildfire buffer on either side and constructed primarily with hand tools and volunteers.

Contact Information

Mike Vickers
Agency Name
City of Walnut Creek Public Works Department
Job Title
Public Works Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Walnut Creek
Contra Costa
Northern California
Cross Streets
Lime Ridge Open Space
Total Acres
11.65 acres
Parcel #
Woodside Elementary School
20, 21
Other Location Info
The project is located in the southern section of Lime Ridge Open Space just southeast of Boundary Oak Golf Course in western Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water
Development Types
Recreational (Flow Trail)
Local Actions
Recreational flow trail
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Geology/Soils, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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