This page describes the status of the regional multi-use Coast to Crest Trail, planned from the crest at Volcan Mountain to the coast in Del Mar. 49 miles of the 71-mile-long planned trail are complete today, but several gaps remain. The gaps are shown on the map as red lines, and some of the segments are concept alignments only with no public access. Completed segments that are open to the public are the green lines. The purple lines are other SDRP trails open to the public that are not part of the Coast to Crest Trail. The SDRP Focused Planning Area boundary is the yellow line.
Click the box with an arrow on the top left corner of the map to bring out a list of all the trail segments on the map. Click on one of the trail segments from the list to highlight it on the map and bring up information about it. Or, click on one of the headings below to bring up more information about that trail section or gap.
What’s been done:
- A Reach the Beach Feasibility Study, done in 2012, studied various trail alignments, and recommended that a crossing both north and south of the river be constructed.
- Trail easements have been secured along a portion of the Fairgrounds property.
- A grant application for design of a north crossing was made, but not received.
- SANDAG has agreed to construct a railroad bridge undercrossing for the continuation of the Del Mar River Path trail on the south side of the river when the railroad bridge is replaced as part of the double-tracking project. Est. before 2030.
What’s been done:
A Bridge Feasibility Study has been completed. The Study analyzed types of bridges that could be utilized, the environmental impacts associated with the bridge types and locations, and estimated cost. One important trail easement along private property was obtained in 2017, but additional easements are needed. Finalizing a trail route, easements, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and grant applications for construction funds will be future steps.
The west end of this gap requires crossing Hwy 78 and the east end is through rugged terrain.