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Vision for a New Public Access Trail at the CAWD River Bridge Crossing

 A trail that connects the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea to the open spaces south of the Carmel River would be a multi-governmental agency effort and would benefit the entire community.
Map of proposed trail
Overview of a potential New Trail connection between Carmel-By-The-Sea and park lands south of the Carmel River


CAWD is working with the City of Camel-By-The-Sea, California State Parks, and the Dioscese of Monterey on plans for a new walking trail connection between Carmel-By-The-Sea and the State Park and Regional Park lands south of the Carmel River. The new trail would cross along the edge of the Mission baseball fields and over the Carmel River at the location of an existing bridge owned by CAWD.


In order for the bridge to be utilized by the general public it would need to be upgraded structurally and modified to provide ADA compliance.


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The CAWD Bridge location is an ideal location to connect trails north and south of the Carmel River


Once the trail crosses over the Carmel River it would extend to an old paved road that was previously the access road to the CAWD Wastewater Treatment Plant.


Old CAWD Treatment Plant Road
The old CAWD Treatment Plant Road extends from the entrance to the Treatment facility to Hwy 1.


Benefits of a New Trail Connection Include:

1.  More public access to the Palo Corona Regional Park and the State Parks Wildlife Preserve.
2.  Public outreach education for Steelhead Migration at the CAWD River Bridge Crossing.
3.  Creating new legitimate public use of existing open space.



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