The California Coastal Trail Association

Connecting Trails and Communities along the California Coastline

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Hiking and Camping on the California coastline this Summer

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Our Mission

To ensure the right of all people to reach and responsibly enjoy the California coast.

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Our Vision

A well-stewarded California coast, highly prized as an irreplaceable commons, open to all. 

Our Work

To complete the California Coastal Trail, a ribbon of coastal protection stretching over 1,200 miles of coastline.

Working With Partners

Coastwalk works with the State Coastal Conservancy and others to complete the California Coastal Trail.

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National Trails Day is June 7

Where: Mendocino Coastal Trail
When: June 7, at 10:00am

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Coastal Podcasts

Learn more about the history of the California Coast through stories and a recent interview with the late Peter Douglas with our Stories of the Coast Podcasts.

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Maps and More

View detailed Maps of the California Coastal Trail, a network of public trails for walkers, bikers, equestrians, wheelchair riders and others along the 1200-mile California coastline.

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Imagine a ribbon of protection...

stretching along the coastline from Oregon to Mexico, that is the California Coastal Trail. The coastal trail would not exist without the support of individuals like you, who care about coastal preservation and access.

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