Four New Coachella Valley Trails Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC)
Document Title
Four New Coachella Valley Trails Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Project consists of designating four new recreational trails in Coachella Valley for pedestrian use, as well as other non-motorized uses such as equestrian, dog walking, or mountain biking where these other uses are allowed under local ordinance or landowner regulations. Each trailhead would have a visitor information sign on the edge of the parking area that would provide a map of the designated trail, applicable regulations, contact information, and information about sensitive resources in the area. No paved parking areas or trails are proposed, and no fencing would be installed around parking or trailhead areas. Trail markers and related signs would be installed, as necessary, to facilitate public use of the area and reduce resource impacts. Trail construction would be minimal as these trails use existing roads or social trails and would be completed by a trail crew utilizing hand tools and low-impact trail construction and maintenance methods/equipment. Project development is anticipated to be initiated within six months of a finalized environmental review process.

Contact Information

Jim R. Karpiak
Agency Name
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage
Southern California
Other Location Info
The West Deception Canyon Trail is located on the northern edge of the unincorporated community of Sky Valley, north of I-10, and in the vicinity of the boundary of the Joshua Tree National Monument (JTNP); The Biskra Palms Trail, located near the middle of Coachella Valley, is north of the Indio City limits and on the southern slopes of the Indio Hills; The Chuckwalla-Overlook Connector Trail is located on the eastern boundary of the City of Rancho Mirage and on the lower slopes of the Santa Rosa Mountains; and The Cathedral Cove Connector Trail is located on the western boundary of the Cathedral Cove within the City of Cathedral Cove.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Coachella Valley Mountains Conservancy (CVMC)
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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