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California Coastal National Monument, Trinidad Coastline
June 9 - June 15
Volunteers will work on two public trails to spectacular beaches along the Trinidad coastline in northern California, where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. These are amazing ocean front public use areas that highlight the California Coastal National Monument’s offshore rocks and islands, coastal forests, sand bluffs and shoreline tidepools. We will repair and replace trail steps on the Luffenholtz State Beach park trails and the nearby Baker Beach public trails. Both areas are used by the pubic to reach the beach from the parking area trail heads. These trails offer scenic vistas and access to surf fishing and tidepool exploring. Last year’s volunteers loved their experience here. Trail distances are less than one mile from trail head downhill to the beach, but the terrain can be moderately difficult hiking on unleveled terrain. Work will include repair and replacement of existing trail steps, installation of new crib steps, trail clearing, trail digging and removal of invasive plants. Trail work will also include manual moving of work materials (lumber, beach boulders, gravel, logs), trail step construction, digging trail drainage / water bars, and clearing brush and ivy. The nearby group campsite is at Patricks Point State Park and includes warm showers and flush-toilet restrooms. Our small ‘city’ of Trinidad is recognized as a CA Coastal National Monument Gateway Community for its scenic vistas and community support of coastal conservation. The nearby city of Arcata, a college town home to Humboldt State University, has a downtown plaza and many social events.