Napa Valley Vine Trail

 

 

 

THE NAPA VALLEY VINE TRAIL

The Napa Valley Vine Trail is a walking and biking trail connecting the entire Napa Valley. When completed this 47-mile trail will be the key link in Napa County's county-wide trail system which also includes portions of the region-wide Bay Trail and Ridge Trail. Detailed planning for the Napa Valley Vine Trail was started by the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency when, in 2007, they commissioned The Greenway Feasibility Study. This Study was completed in 2008 and formally accepted by NCTPA (Now NVTA) in March 2009.

Its conclusion was that a Class I trail (separated from the roadway) on the Valley floor was feasible and should be pursued. The non-profit Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, a unique partnership, made up of 27 of the county’s most influential non-profit and government groups was formed to implement the Class I Multi-use Path the full length of Napa Valley.

 

THE ST. HELENA TO CALISTOGA SEGMENT

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ST. HELENA TO CALISTOGA SEGMENT FACT SHEET

The Napa Valley Vine Trail – St. Helena to Calistoga project would consist of an approximately 6.8-mile Class I bicycle and pedestrian trail within St. Helena and Napa County. The Napa Valley Vine Trail – St. Helena to Calistoga project would be located within California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) right of way (ROW), State Park lands, existing easements, and easements to be granted from property owners. The St. Helena to Calistoga project would begin in St. Helena at the intersection of Pratt Avenue and State Route (SR) 29 at postmile (PM) 29.244 and extends to the north end where it would terminate at Dunaweal Lane east of SR 29 at PM 35.308 near the city limits of Calistoga.

The proposed path would be 10-feet wide with 2-foot shoulders for a total width of 14 feet in most locations, narrowing to a lesser width (minimum 8 feet) in constrained locations. In most locations the Vine Trail would be an asphalt trail installed over aggregate base, with gravel shoulders. With exception of a portion of Vine Trail through Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, most of the proposed Vine Trail would be on the east side of SR 29. Most of the Vine Trail would be separated from SR 29, though a few portions of the proposed Vine Trail would occur on the shoulder of SR 29.

An additional segment called the Fair Way Path Extension would be constructed at the same time as the proposed project. The Fair Way Extension would be a 0.6-mile Class I trail that extends north from an existing segment of the Napa Valley Vine Trail, from Washington Avenue in Calistoga to the intersection of Fair Way and Lincoln Avenue in Calistoga (east of SR 29  and approximately between PM  36.45 to 37.22). The Fair Way Path Extension was previously analyzed under CEQA and a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been approved by the City of Calistoga’s Planning Commission (PC Resolution 2014-29; November 26, 2014).

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

The public review period will start on June 26, 2020 and end on July 27, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Please submit any comments in writing that you may have on the draft Mitigated Negative Declaration by July 27, 2020 to Rebecca Schenck at rschenck@nvta.ca.gov or mail comments to the following address.

 

Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Attention of Rebecca Schenck

625 Burnell Street

Napa, CA 94559

 

Notice of Solicitation of Public Comment on Section 4(f) Determination

NVTA, in cooperation with Caltrans is preparing to issue a public notice of their interest to file a Determination of Section 4(f) De Minimis Use related to the use of land associated with Bothe Napa Valley State Park and Tedeschi Field for the installation of a bike and pedestrian path and associated improvements. Click here to view the draft Section 4(f) Analysis. Click here to view the Public Notice.

Please provide written comments on the proposed Section 4(f) determination of de minimis by 07/27/2020 and reference Napa Valley Vine Trail Project – St. Helena to Calistoga:

 

Send comments via email to nathan.roberts@dot.ca.gov.

Please note this is the preferred method of contact due to COVID-19.

Send comments via U.S. mail to:

Caltrans, District 4-Office of Environmental Analysis

ATTN: Nathan Roberts, Associate Environmental Planner

P.O. Box 23660, MS-8B

Oakland, CA 94623-0660

 

THE OAK KNOLL SEGMENT

CLICK HERE TO READ THE OAK KNOLL SEGMENT FACT SHEET

NVTA secured nearly $7 million in state and federal funds for the 6-mile stretch of Vine Trail linking Napa to Yountville along Solano Avenue, a project totaling about $10 million. NVTA is project sponsor for the Oak Knoll segment, a unique collaboration between the private Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition, local agencies and Caltrans. With the Oak Knoll Segment finished, 12.5 miles of Class I paths are now available for bicyclists & pedestrians to travel safely between Napa and Yountville. When complete, the Vine Trail will be a 47-mile path linking the Napa Valley from Calistoga to the Vallejo Ferry Terminal.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE VINE TRAIL COALITION WEBSITE