Timber Cove Trail Feasibility Study

The proposed Timber Cove Trail is a part of Sonoma County's north coast section of the California Coastal Trail. This segment is approximately 2.5 miles long and extends from Stillwater Cove Regional Park on the north end to Fort Ross State Historic Park on the southern end.  The trail feasibility study has been funded by a grant from the California Coastal Conservancy. The scope of the grant includes;

  1. research existing right of way and offers to dedicate,
  2. prepare topographic and right of way surveys, and other graphic information,
  3. perform site analysis, develop and analyze potential trail alignment alternatives, and traffic and safety considerations,
  4. collaborate and coordinate project development and alternatives analysis with the Coastal Commission, Coastal Conservancy, and Caltrans,
  5. perform public outreach to present trail alignment options and solicit comments, and develop preferred alignment alternatives to be included in the Feasibility Study,
  6. Complete the final Timber Cove Trail Feasibility Study

We are currently at step 5 in the process and have preliminary trail alignment alternatives identified, and have done preliminary analysis of traffic and safety considerations to share with the public. We have scheduled another Public Workshop for Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Ross School located at 30600 Seaview Road, Cazadero .  The goal of the meeting is to obtain public input on the preferred segments that will provide a continuous public trail between Ocean Cove Campground and the north end of Fort Ross State Historic Park.          

If you have any questions about this project, or would like to be added to the list of stakeholders to be notified of any updates to the project, please email Mark Cleveland, the Project Manager, at Mark.Cleveland@sonoma-county.org , or call (707) 565-3349.

Public Workshop

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Fort Ross School, 30600 Seaview Road, Cazadero


Sonoma County Regional Parks is holding another public workshop on the Timber Cove Trail Feasibility Study. The first workshop focused on presenting information identifying existing public lands, right of way and offers to dedicate within the Timber Cove Trail study area. The legislation identifying the concept of the California Coastal Trail, and the relationship to the Local Coastal Plan, were also presented to provide public policy context to the discussions. Graphic maps showing potential trail alignments and types were also provided to share with stakeholders the trails that would be considered and evaluated during the process. 

The second public workshop will focus on opportunities and constraints related to individual trail alignment options and trail types, and the criteria used to perform the preliminary evaluations. Factors that were considered in the evaluation process were; consistency with the goals and objectives of the California Coastal Trail and Local Coastal Plan, environmental, biological and cultural resources issues, and social and economic opportunities and constraints. The results of the preliminary evaluations and the ranking of the trail segments to identify the preferred alignments will also be presented. The goal of the meeting is to obtain public input on the preferred segments that will provide a continuous public trail between Ocean Cove Campground and the north end of Fort Ross State Historic Park.

For more information contact: Mark Cleveland, Sr. Park Planner, (707) 565-3349 or Mark.Cleveland@sonoma-county.org .


Questions or Comments?

Contact Project Manager:

Mark Cleveland
Call:  (707) 565-3349
Email:  Mark Cleveland

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