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California Coastal Trail

Connecting Communities on the Humboldt Bay Trail

"Our roads provide a route to get from one place to another. Trails provides something more...they provide a destination in and of itself," muses Hank Seemann of Humboldt County Environmental Services. Aiming to improve road safety and to promote healthy recreational opportunities, the Humboldt Bay Trail is a network of shared-use trails that will eventually connect the two largest cities in Humboldt County: Arcata and Eureka. Part of the California Coastal Trail, sections of this path pass by freshwater ponds, saltwater sloughs, wetlands and hundreds of species of birds that migrate here each year. Strong support from the community, bolstered by the creation of the Humboldt Bay Trail Fund, is pushing for the completion of a continuous 14-mile trail around Humboldt Bay. "Trail supporters are driven by something deep inside," adds Seemann, a clear nod to this community's belief in this trail's positive impact on this stretch of California's North Coast.

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Crescent City Harbor Trail

Del Norte County is home to the cleanest river in the continental U.S., the Smith River.
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Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park hosts sea-side bluffs above ancient redwoods.
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Connecting Communities on the Humboldt Bay Trail

The Humboldt Bay Trail is a network of trails that will connect Humboldt's largest cities.
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Haul Road: MacKerricher State Park

The Fort Bragg Coastal Trail sees as many as 12,000 people per day on holiday weekends.
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Restoring Coastal Access at Noyo Headlands Park

In Fort Bragg, California, an industrial mill site closed off the coastline for 150 years.
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Pelican Bluffs and The Art of Trail Design

The Mendocino Land Trust has just completed the two-mile Pelican Bluffs Trail.
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The Sea Ranch: An Environmentally-Planned Community

The Sea Ranch is an environmentally-planned private community along the Sonoma Coast.
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Ownership of Tribal Land Restored at Kashia Coastal Reserve

In 2015, the Trust for Public land helped establish Kashia Coastal Reserve.
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Discovering Russian History on the California Coast

Decades after the Russians withdrew, Fort Ross was acquired by the state in 1906.
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Experiencing the Wild Sonoma Coast Along the Kortum Trail

Pristine conditions along this area are a result of decades of work from activists.
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