Calero County Park Trails Master Plan Initial Study, Santa Clara County Parks

EMC Planning Group prepared an initial study on the Calero County Park Trails Master Plan for Santa Clara County Parks, under contract to BFS Landscape Architects. The 4,455-acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. The Calero County Park Trails Master Plan provides a framework for expansion of the existing park trail system into a multi-use trail network over 10-year time period, while supporting protection and enhancement of the sensitive cultural and environmental resources within the park. The master plan nearly doubles the mileage of the existing trail system. Equestrians and hikers currently use approximately 20 miles of trails. At final build-out, the expanded trail system will be approximately 36 miles and will offer many trails for walkers with dogs on-leash and mountain bikers while still retaining historic, limited trail use for equestrians and hikers on some trails. In addition, the master plan will provide regional trail connections as identified in the 1995 Santa Clara County Countywide Trail Master Plan. Environmental review focused on impacts to plants and animals, historic and pre-historic resources, and traffic.