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 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.


California Coastal Cleanup Day September 15, 2018 (9 AM-12) Volunteer NOW!

Help Coastwalk remove harmful and unsightly marine debris and keep our coast beautiful and healthy for humans and wildlife…volunteer for Coastal Clean-up today. 

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.

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.

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.