June 2 is National Trails Day on the California Coastal Trail

Saturday, June 2, 2018, is National Trails Day!  We hope you’ll celebrate the day on the California Coastal Trail.  The CCT has something for everyone, from sandy beaches to windswept bluffs.  It’s a great spot for a hike or a stroll, or just to enjoy the view.

You can find trail information and maps on the Coastwalk page here: http://www.californiacoastaltrail.info/cms/pages/main/index.html  And some great inspiration in the KCET series of short films on trail segments here: https://www.kcet.org/shows/california-coastal-trail

We invite our partners to plan events along the California Coastal Trail for National Trails Day.  The American Hiking Society has compiled resources to help plan and promote events, available here: https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/host-information/

You can also register your event with the American Hiking Society so more people can find it!

If you do plan an event, email us on  explorethecoast@scc.ca.gov so we can help spread the word on our social media channels.

And tag #ExploreTheCoast and #NationalTrailsDay to promote and share your adventure!

Have fun on the California Coastal Trail!

Events along the California Coastal Trail for National Trails Day:

San Mateo, Mori Point – Spend the morning brushing overgrown trails at Mori Point with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, home to the endangered San Francisco Garter Snake and California Red-legged frog.  Time: 10 am-1 pm, ages 9 and up are welcome. http://www.parksconservancy.org/events/volunteer-events/special-events/national-trails-day.html

Marin, Tennessee Valley – Come out to Tennessee Valley for a day of hard work maintaining trails and restoring habitat for the endangered Mission Blue butterfly with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Time: 9 am-1 pm, ages 14 and up are welcome. http://www.parksconservancy.org/events/volunteer-events/special-events/national-trails-day.html

Half Moon Bay – Join the Coastside Land Trust at the Seymour Bridge located south of the Poplar Beach parking lot at the west end of Poplar Street in Half Moon Bay. We will introduce you to the Coastal Trail Phase II through Wavecrest to Redondo Beach Road. Contact:  650-726. 5056 yvonne@coastsidelandtrust.org   coastsidelandtrust.org

Imperial Beach – Join the San Diego National Wildlife Refuges in strolling the Bayside Birding & Walking Trail, on San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Funded by the California State Coastal Conservancy and a part of the California Coastal Trail, this trail is a special one to celebrate. Come find out why! While you’re there, check out the new migratory bird mural on the “Flamingo Trail” facing the refuge. Total mileage is 1 mile (1/2-mile down, and 1/2-mile back). Bring binoculars if you have them, and be sure to wear a hat/visor for sun protection. We will provide extra binoculars and spotting scopes. Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/438836693241246/