What and Why?
The project is to create a significant linkage in the 1,200 mile long California Coastal Trail by constructing a 3-mile trail along Highway 1 in Bodega Bay that will improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists.
This trail from Keefe Avenue through the town of Bodega Bay to Bird Walk Coastal Access Trail will allow users to experience the village atmosphere of Bodega Bay, the beautiful Sonoma County coast, historic harbor, and picturesque waterfront.
The trail is being developed in four sections. The 1.1 mile segment of the Coastal Prairie Trail was completed and opened to the public in August 2016.
The next priority is constructing the 0.60 mile Coastal North Harbor Trail and then the 0.37 mile trail segment paralleling Smith Brothers Road. The last segment that will be constructed is the 1 mile Coastal Harbor Trail that starts at Eastshore Road, continues on County tideland, and connects to Smith Brothers Road.
See Map of Bodega Bike Trail Sections - Final
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Coastal Harbor Trail Segment
The environmental document (Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration) for the Coastal North Harbor Trail segment has been completed and approved by the County Board of Supervisors on March 17, 2020. You can view and download the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration and appendices located below the “Resource Documents” heading.
In April 2020, the County applied for regulatory permits including a building permit and a Coastal Development Permit for the construction of the Coastal North Harbor Trail segment. The Coastal Development Permit must be approved before the County can proceed with the trail construction. In February 2020, the County submitted a Recreational Trails grant application for construction funding. Once the permits are approved and funding secured, the County will solicit bids for the trail construction.
Smith Brothers Road Trail Segment
This trail segment starts near Lucas Wharf and parallels Smith Brothers Road until it connects to the existing trail at the Birdwalk Coastal Access site. The preliminary engineering design and environmental work for this segment is in progress.
If you have any questions regarding the trail segments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-565-3348.