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Newsflash!


California Code of Regulations Proposed Rule Making Public Comment Period Now Open!

A 15 day public comment period related to amendments to the proposed Trails and Tool Use Regulations opened on November 3, 2014 and will close on November 26, 2014. The proposed amended regulations are available here. Public comments are welcome on amendments which have been made to the draft regulations since the public comment period which ended on April 4, 2014. No comments will be considered on language that was open for comment during prior public review periods. When reviewing the Proposed Text - Revised 11/3/14, please refer to the first paragraph which clarifies the formatting regarding which changes to the regulations have been made since the last public review period. 

In summary, an amendment was made to Section 4360 clarifying that allowable trail uses will continue as they are designated at the date of adoption of these regulations unless and until a change is made by order of the District Superintendent. All language related to regulating airspace over preserves has been eliminated. Language changes have been made to Section 4360.1 to improve clarity without changing the intent or meaning of the Section.

Any interest person, or his or her authorized representative, may submit written comments relevant to the proposed regulatory action to DPR by email to trails@parks.ca.gov. Comments may also be submitted by fax at (916)324-0301 or mail to: 

Alexandra Stehl, Statewide Roads and Trails Program Manager

California Department of Parks and Recreation

P.O. Box 942896

Sacramento, CA 94296 

The comment period closes at 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2014. DPR will consider only comments received at DPR offices by that time. Inquiries may be made to Ms. Stehl at trails@parks.ca.gov or by calling (916)324-0322.


Google Street View Treks

Thanks to a partnership between California State Parks and Google Maps, you can now visit many of our beautiful state parks right from your computer, tablet, or smart phone. More than 20 trails in 14 state parks have been filmed using Google Trekker, a backpack-mounted camera that provides 360-degree footage. For more information, click here.


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

 Oversee the California Recreational Trails Plan and report on progress in its implementation.

 Organize and host the California Trails & Greenways Conference.

 Provide trail planning, funding and management tools to trail managers and provide expert advice on trail management issues to agencies statewide.
 
 Manage trail grant funding for California State Parks.


Management Plans in Progress

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