Point Pinos Coastal Trail Project
PROJECT HISTORYThis project is the culmination of years of public feedback, design, and engineering. The project began in 2012 as a general concept by the Recreation Board. Since its inception, the project has made tremendous progress. Project milestones include:
June 2017 - Completion of the Point Pinos Trail Plan and Coastal Study
December 2017 - City Council approval of the Mitigated Negative Declaration
April 2018 - Receipt of a Coastal Development Permit Waiver from the California Coastal Commission
February 2020 - Completion of construction drawings and specifications
May 2020 - Release of a request for construction bids
January 2021 - Award of construction contract
- March 2021 - Award of a construction management contract
- December 2021- Construction Complete
- January 2022 - Plant monitoring began
This multi-million dollar project is funded by:
- The City of Pacific Grove
- The California State Coastal Conservancy via the California Climate Investments’ Green House Gas Initiative Fund
- The California Natural Resource Agency, and
- The Transportation Agency of Monterey County
This project was designed and engineered by TrailPeople. Construction is being performed by Monterey Peninsula Engineering with construction management oversight by Zander Designs.
Construction commenced in April 2021. Construction was substantially completed in December 2021. A two year, post construction plant monitoring phase is currently underway.
Construction Phase I - COMPLETE
Phase I of construction entailed addressing the easternmost end of the trail segment and the Asilomar and Acropolyis turnouts.
Construction Phase II - COMPLETE
Phase II of construction includes the installation of the boardwalk across from Crespi Pond and improvements at the Foghorn Turnout.