Coastwalk California and the California Coastal Trail Association

Our future guided by our past.














The California Coastal Trail Association

Connecting Trails and Communities along the California Coastline



















Our Mission

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



















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.



















The 2016 Great Coastal Expedition BLOG

Explore the California Coastal Trail with our Summer 2016 through-Hikers as they raise awareness of the CCT!

The 35th Anniversary Season Coastwalks Schedule

With more multi-day trips and Day Hikes along the California Coastal Trail than ever!

Choose from deluxe adventures along the Mendocino and Sonoma Coast, the return of beloved Classic hikes in Marin, San Mateo, San Luis Obispo and Sonoma, Beginning Backpacking for families as well as the Legendary Lost Coast trip.


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.

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.

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.