Our Mission

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

California Coastal Clean Up Day

Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 9:00AM-12NOON



Our Vision

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

The California Coastal Trail Association

Connecting Trails and Communities along the California Coastline.

Our Work

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

Sonoma Family Day Hike Series

Join us for a series of FREE family-friendly educational and fun guided day hikes on the Sonoma coast with Walks Leaders, Peter Leveque and Coastwalk Executive Director, Cea Higgins. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. For groups of more than 6, please email: info@coastwalk.org

March 9 – 9AM-12NOON – Sandy Shore Inhabitants: Beach comb with us along South Salmon Creek Beach ad learn about the beach hopper, mole crabs, and many more organisms while strolling along the beautiful sandy beach.

April 5 –  4:00PM-7:30PM- Red Hill Sunset Hike: Walk with us from Shell Beach to Red Hill learning about the flora & fauna and enjoy the views of the Russian River &The Sonoma Coast while enjoying the sunset and your packed dinner.  

May 17 – 4:30PM-8:30PM  Jenner Headlands Sunset Hike: Hike to the Mystery Trees at our newest coastal park! -An easy uphill hike.   

June 8 – 8:30AM-12NOON – Bodega Bay Mudflats:-Come meet us at Doran Park and walk the flats to meet the mud critters of Bodega Bay-clams, worms, shrimp, snails & more. Bring your boots!  

All Walks are Free but there is a Suggested $5 Donation 


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.

Coastal Trail Videos

Watch videos on various segments of the the California Coastal Trail produced by KCET with support provided by the California Coastal Commission

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.