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No Consensus On Sugarloaf Mountain Trial

It looks like it’ll take a lot longer before an official trail is built from Nevada City to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain than was originally hoped. Consensus on a route continues to be elusive, after four options were discussed at a recent public workshop, according to Shaun Clarke, the trails coordinator for the Bear Yuba Land Trust…

click to listen to Shaun Clarke

So Clarke says that will mean having to secure more easements from property owners, which could take another year or two…

click to listen to Shaun Clarke

Noise is one concern some landowners have mentioned. Clarke says the Nevada City Planning Commission has put further discussion of the long-sought project on hold for at least 3 months. He says that’s when the Land Trust hopes to have an update, following negotiations with neighbors regarding the lower portion of the trail. Almost exactly three years ago, the City Council rejected an offer by a couple of Rotary Clubs to build a trail fully-funded through a grant that was close to expiring. The former mayor said there wasn’t enough time to think the project through. And two former council members said they didn’t want the side of the mountain defaced.

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