Magalia Paradise Lake Loop Trail Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Paradise Recreation & Park District
Document Title
Magalia Paradise Lake Loop Trail Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
Paradise Recreation and Parks District (PRPD, District) is proposing an approximate 4-mile loop trail system near the unincorporated community of Magalia. The loop trail would include existing trails and roads, increasing the total distance of the existing system to approximately 15-miles. The proposed Project plans to create a trail system accessible to hikers and bikers, with equestrians allowed on a portion of the trail. The trail would have five trailheads, one existing well with the addition of potable water and a drinking fountain, and various picnic sites at different points in the Little Butte Creek Watershed. Most trails would be Class 2 and Class 3, with some Class 4 development at trailheads and parking areas, all in accordance with the USFS Trail Class Matrix. The proposed loop system would run from the south end of Magalia Reservoir and loop north to the south end of Paradise Lake. Little Butte Creek flows south through the Project area between Paradise Lake and Magalia Reservoir. There is a desire for more access to recreational areas that would accommodate a variety of recreational users in a safe and resource-sensitive manner. These new trails would provide additional opportunities for recreational users to explore Butte County. The purpose of the Project is to provide long-term sustainable trails, with minimal maintenance needs, that expand access to multiple user groups.

Contact Information

Dan Efseaff
Agency Name
Paradise Recreation and Parks District
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

John Lane
Agency Name
Chico Environmental
Job Title
Principal Scientist
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Magalia, Paradise
Northern California
Paradise Lake, Magalia Reservoir, Little Butte Creek, Mosquito Creek, Feather River

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, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Recreational (Hiking Trails)
Local Actions
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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