The city of Santa Clarita is hosting a public workshop on Thursday, Sept. 15, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to inform the public about the proposed Crest to Coast Trail, review results of public opinions gathered to date, and provide additional feedback on the trail route, use and amenities.
This is the second of two public workshops for the project. It will be held at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20800 Centre Pointe Parkway.
For the past year, City Parks Planning and Open Space staff has been working closely with planners from the National Park Service and a host of other agencies on plans for a trail that will stretch from the San Gabriel Mountains through the Santa Clarita Valley and on to the Pacific Ocean. The National Park Service selected the city’s ambitious proposal for this effort to receive technical assistance from its Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program in 2009. A preliminary alignment will extend from the Pacific Crest Trail east of the City to the California Coastal Trail in Ventura.
The City and National Park Service formed a core planning team comprised of representatives from the U.S. Forest Service, the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the County of Los Angeles and local trail user groups. In addition to developing a project mission and goals, the team has conducted extensive field reconnaissance to “ground truth” possible trail routes through the Santa Clarita Valley.
For more information contact Park Development Administrator Tom Reilly at 661-255-4394.