Join us for our 30th Anniversary of Coastwalks
on the California Coastal Trail!
Coastwalks are organized, guided multi-day hiking and camping trips for individuals and families along California’s spectacular coast. On the Classic and Family adventures, participants enjoy daily hikes, while their gear is transported by Coastwalk California from one location to the next. It’s backpacking without the pack! Click below for more details on each walk.
Please note that the Coastwalk Cancellation policy has changed, effective February 1, 2013. Please review this before registering, by clicking Registration Information to the right, or by clicking here.
Majestic Del Norte (SOLD OUT!)
Hallmarks of Coastwalks
Fun. It’s great to be outdoors with the sea breeze and the flora and fauna for a few days, and far too rare in our hectic lives. Sharing the experience with loved ones and like-minded new friends makes it even better. Laughing around the campfire after a delicious meal is good for the soul!
Educational. Experienced local docents share their insider’s knowledge about the history, biology and culture of the coast. Many trips showcase coastal experiences that are off the beaten track!
Wholesome and simple. Coastwalks are all about a direct, authentic experience of the California coast. We think too many frills get in the way of the fun! We haul your gear (except on the Wilderness Backpacks) to make your experience more enjoyable and provide you with delicious dinners and drinks. Other than that, we let nature and companionship work their magic! That’s how our trips stay so affordable!
In the evenings, Coastwalk California provides happy hour and a delicious meal. On most trips, we provide milk, hot morning beverages and light breakfast fixings as well. Unless otherwise noted, participants bring lunch, breakfast and snack foods for themselves.
These overnight trips are organized by Coastwalk California, and operated by volunteers and expert, local guides who share a mission to protect the coastal places they cherish through education, advocacy and stewardship of the California Coastal Trail.
Trips vary in the number of days and nights and in their degrees of difficulty, hiking distances and terrain. Some involve casual walks over easy terrain, some are moderate hikes of 5-10 miles a day, and a few even have a combination of difficulty and terrain in the same day.
Family walks are geared towards the hiking abilities and activity needs of children ages six and over. We welcome children ages nine and over on other Coastwalk adventures, but please remember that they will be expected to walk the same distance as adults. There are no provisions for childcare or transport.
“A wonderful opportunity to camp, hike, nature-ize with my four wonderful grandchildren and my sister! Thanks to all – great camaraderie, leadership, natural beauty, food, games, music, FUN! Sonoma coast is glorious!”
“Oh what a grand time… The scenery changes on our walks, hourly, were exciting. Food, as always on a Coastwalk, was superb. I loved it all. Fine people having a fine time for a fine cause. What could be better!”
“Coastwalk has been inspirational for the way that a diverse group of people has enjoyed each other’s company. I applaud the organization, the fabulous meals, the over-the-top presentations and docents. Thank you so much!”
“Unbelievable experience! The opportunity to experience the real coast was a treat!”
“I felt pampered and yet adventurous, a rare and wonderful combination.”
“What a wonderful trip. What a wonderful group. I have enjoyed every single thing.”
“Gorgeous scenery and great food! And there couldn’t be a nicer group of participants anywhere! Thank you for a wonderful week in a beautiful place.”