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California Coastal National Monument, Trinidad coastline

June 24, 2018 - June 30, 2018

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Volunteers will work on several popular public trails to local beaches along the Trinidad coastline in northern California, where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. These are amazing oceanside public trails that highlight the California Coastal National Monument, coastal habitats and shoreline tidepools. You will be supervised by local trail builders and natural resource experts. The small ‘city’ of Trinidad is recognized as a CA Coastal National Monument Gateway Community for its ocean-front location and support of coastal conservation. Trail distances are often less than one mile each way but the terrain can be strenuous vertical hiking on unlevel terrain from the parking areas to the beach. Work will include restoration of existing trails, installation of crib steps on a new trail, trail clearing, trail digging and removal of invasive plants. Trail work will include manual moving of work materials (lumber, beach boulders, gravel, logs), trail step construction, digging trail drainage / water bars, and clearing brush and ivy. Your group campsite at nearby Patricks Point State Park is located near the ocean, tidepools and state park trails. The summer weather is moderate and enjoyable.


Trinidad Coastal Land Trust in partnership with BLM


Car Camping Tent Sites


Day Hiking up to 4 miles per day

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Area and Attractions

Located in Humboldt County, California, the Trinidad coastline is a northern California treasure of sandy beach coves, rocky shorelines, tidepools, coastal headlands and vistas, lighthouses, public trails, many parks, redwood forests, rivers and the Pacific Ocean. Our work area includes public trails that highlight the offshore rocks and habitat of the California Coastal National Monument. Your basecamp will be at nearby Patricks Point State Park. These places are wild and special. Visitors also appreciate the local culture and community hospitality. In addition to working and camping along this coastal treasure, outdoor adventures are endless. 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. Humboldt County is famous for its many public parks and ecological habitats. The nearby city of Arcata is home to Humboldt State University and many social events.

Accommodations Description

Volunteers will stay at a group campsite at Patricks Point State Park. This is a popular state park for family camping along the ocean and beaches. The city of Trinidad is just a few miles down the highway. Group cooking gear will be provided as needed. Hot showers and flush toilets are on site. Volunteers should bring their own tent, sleeping bag and pad, cup/bowl/eating utensils and personal items.


Airport Pickup provided from Arcata / Humboldt County Airport (ACV)


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