RICK is part of a multidisciplinary team assisting the San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority (JPA) with the proposed development of two segments of the Coast to Crest (CTC) Trail. The team is collaborating on impact avoidance, minimization, and mitigation options, and RICK is leading the development of the final initial study and mitigated negative declaration for each trail segment.
The CTC Trail is a regional multi-use trail for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians planned from the coast at Del Mar to the Volcan Mountain near Julian. Approximately 49 miles of the planned 71-mile trail have been completed, and the JPA is working to fill the remaining trail gaps to complete the trail.
Project components include a multi-use trail with decomposed granite or native soil surface, trail crossing at Highway 78, trail fencing, gates adjacent to agricultural operation, retaining walls, drainage crossings, and signage, steep slopes, and habitats for sensitive plant and wildlife species, including an Arroyo Toad habitat.
Portions of the site may also affect Native American or historic resources, which are to be identified and incorporated into the trail alignment design process.
Photo Credits: San Diego River Park Joint Powers Authority