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Roads and Trails Program

The Roads and Trails Program provides education and technical assistance to trail and open space managers and advocates regarding non-motorized trail planning, design, construction, funding and management throughout California.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has initiated a second public comment period for the draft California Code of Regulations regarding off-trail restrictions in preserves and reserves within the state park system.  Click here for more information.  

The Roads and Trails Program:

*Oversees the California Recreational Trails Plan and reports on the progress in its implementation.

*Organizes and hosts California Trails & Greenways.

*Provides trail planning, funding and management tools to trail managers and provides expert advice on trail management issues to agencies statewide.
*Manages trail grant funding for California State Parks.

*Developed the Department’s Trail Change-in-Use process and provides ongoing technical assistance and training for its implementation.

*Assists in the development of Road and Trail Management Plans for individual park units.

*The Department’s Sign Shop is also under the Road and Trail Program.  A Sign Request form is available here.


Road and Trail Management Plans in Progress

Click here for a list of the Roads and Trails Management Plans that are currently in progress.


Approved Road and Trail Management Plans

Click here for Approved Road and Trail Management Plans