PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE SEVERAL CHANGES TO ADD BIKES AND EBIKES TO THE PIONEER EXPRESS NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAIL. Mother Lode Trails is against adding fast moving bikes and eBikes to any part of the existing Pioneer Express National Historic Trail. There is also a plan to change one section to alternate days for horses/hikers and bikers, a plan that has never worked in any other State Park. Once added, the bikes ride every day. Adding bikes to mix with slow moving walkers will dramatically alter the quiet passive Pioneer Express National Historic Trail experience. Bikes will not stay on the short sections to be allowed, there is nothing to stop them from riding and impacting the complete length. There is no requirement in the Plan to increase Ranger presence or enforcement of rules on the Pioneer Express. YOU MAY COMMENT AND EXPRESS YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE AND DANGER TO EXISTING TRAIL USERS ADDING FAST BIKES TO THIS NARROW TRAIL.
From California State Parks:
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area (SRA) and Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park (SHP) Draft Road and Trail Management Plan (RTMP) Website has been updated:
The Folsom Lake SRA and Folsom Powerhouse SHP Road and Trail Management Plan website has been updated to provide additional information on changes made to the plan since the last public review period, which occurred from May 23, 2022, to June 30, 2022. This information includes a summary of the process used to make these changes based on public comments, as well as a list of changes made to the plan. Please visit the project website to review these updates.
California State Parks has prepared a revised Folsom Lake SRA and Folsom Powerhouse SHP RTMP to include a Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration to meet the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.
Review the Draft CEQA
The Draft documents, including the Notice of Intent, for the California Department of Parks and Recreation to adopt an Initial Study / Negative Declaration, are available on the project website. These documents contain plan revisions based on previous public input and an evaluation of the potential environmental effects of the proposed RTMP.
A hard copy of the Draft documents is also available for review at:
Folsom Sector Office
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 95630
Hours: 9am to 4pm M-F
Share Your Input, Comments
We invite you to share your thoughts on the Draft documents until the deadline October 30, 2022. You can send comments via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Folsom Lake SRA and Folsom Powerhouse SHP RTMP” in the subject line of your emails.
Comments can also be submitted to the following address:
California Department of Parks and Recreation,
Recreation Planning Section
Attn: FLSRA and FPSHP RTMP
PO Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001
View the Project Website
The project website has been updated! The Draft documents are available to review, as is a summary of comments received during the previous RTMP Draft. Additionally, there is a link to the video recording, meeting summary, and the presentation slides from the public meeting held on June 8, 2022.
We invite you to share this email with others who might be interested so they can join the project mailing list. We will continue to share project updates throughout the planning process via the mailing list and project website.
California State Parks
P.O. Box 942896, Sacramento, CA 94296-0001