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California Coastal National Monument, Trinidad Coastline

June 9 - June 15

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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.


Trinidad Coastal Land Trust


Car Camping Tent Sites


Day hiking up to 3 miles each day

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Minimum Volunteer Age


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Area and Attractions

Located in Humboldt County, California, the Trinidad coastline is a national treasure of sandy beach coves, rocky shorelines, tidepools, coastal headlands and vistas, lighthouses, public trails, rivers and redwood forests parks, the CA Coastal National Monument and the Pacific Ocean. The coastal summer weather is moderate and enjoyable. Our local area is famous for its many public parks and ecological habitats. Popular and nearby activities include hiking in the old-growth redwood forests of Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek State Park, hiking the California Coastal Trail, visiting Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge, touring the many and diverse public beaches, surfing, rock climbing, river rafting and fishing. The nearby city of Arcata, home to Humboldt State University, is a college town with a downtown plaza and many social events.

Accommodations Description

Patricks Point State Park is a popular state park with campgrounds for visitors. You will be provided a special group campsite with basic amenities including warm showers and flush-toilet restrooms. There are several trails to the beach and ocean vistas. We will coordinate with your volunteer team leader to provide group cooking gear. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag/sleeping pad, cup/bowl/mug/eating utensils, and personal gear.


Airport pickup provided from Arcata-Eureka Airport. Airport pickup and dropoff times will be sent to registrants when the trip is confirmed.


California Coastal National Monument, Trinidad Coastline
380 Janis Court, Trinidad, California 95570 United States