This page describes the status of the Coast to Crest Trail. More than 60 percent of the 71 mile-long planned trail is complete, but several gaps still remain. The gaps are the thicker 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 thinner green lines. The thinner purple lines are other SDRP trails open to the public that are not part of the Coast to Crest Trail. The Focused Planning Area boundary is the thinner 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 across 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. Easements, compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and grant applications for construction funds will be future steps.
This gap extends from the existing San Pasqual Valley Staging Area (Bandy Canyon at Hwy 78) to Boden Canyon. The first two miles is planned through orange and avocado trees on the farm leasehold. A general alignment has been scouted with the lessee. The last section is across rugged terrain.
The west end of this gap requires crossing Hwy 78 and the east end is through rugged terrain.
Once past the reservation land, the trail will continue on scenic but very rugged land owned by the San Dieguito River Park JPA to connect to the County’s Santa Ysabel Open Space Preserve West. Park Rangers have conducted a few exploratory hikes through this property to come up with potential routes.
Page last updated September 3, 2016, with most recent updates marked with an (*).