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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.

California Code of Regulations Proposed Rule Making Update!
The California Department of Parks and Recreation filed the Final Text and Final Statement of Reasons concerning trail use designations and minimum tool use review in natural and cultural preserves with the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) in June 2014.  On August 19, 2014, the OAL disapproved the regulatory action and gave the Department 120 days to revise the regulations, conduct a 15 day public review and turn in revised Final Text and Final Statement of Reasons. The Department is currently amending the draft regulations to delete all references to regulating airspace over preserves and to provide additional clarity to regulations related to trails without changing the intent of the regulations. In the near future, the revised proposed regulations will be made available for the 15 day public review.

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.