Hatton Canyon

Park Property - California

Hatton Canyon is a canyon in Carmel Valley, California, USA, preserved for urban open space as a state park property. The canyon harbors Monterey pines and 10 acres (4.0 ha) of wetland. For decades it was eyed as a possible site for a 2.8-mile-long (4.5 km) freeway to relieve traffic on a parallel stretch of Highway 1. However homeowners and environmentalists opposed the plan since its proposal in 1952, ultimately gaining major political support in the 1990s. In 2002 Governor Gray Davis signed legislation that officially transferred the property from CalTrans to California State Parks. It is currently accessible to the public at Carmel Valley Road via a dirt trail at the mouth of Carmel Valley.

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Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Cruz in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).Vintage USGS - Santa Cruz - 1948

Vintage 1948 USGS 1:250000 map of Santa Cruz in California. Published by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=22273 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatton_Canyon Hatton Canyon is a canyon in Carmel Valley, California, USA, preserved for urban open space as a state park property. The canyon harbors Monterey pines and 10 acres (4.0 ha) of wetland. For decades it was eyed as a possible site for a 2.8-mile-long (4.5 km) freeway to relieve traffic on a parallel stretch of Highway 1. However homeowners and environmentalists opposed the plan since its proposal in 1952, ultimately gaining major political support in the 1990s. In 2002 Governor Gray Davis signed legislation that officially transferred the property from CalTrans to California State Parks. It is currently accessible to the public at Carmel Valley Road via a dirt trail at the mouth of Carmel Valley.

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