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California Coastal Trail

Exploring the Sutro Baths and the Natural Beauty of San Francisco's Lands End

Today, Lands End is a popular hiking destination at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, but at the turn of the 20th century it was home to the Sutro Baths, an amusement center with seven swimming pools owned by former San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro. In 1897, John Harris sued Adolph Sutro alleging he was denied entry to the baths on the basis of his race. Harris’ action came just months after the U.S. Supreme Court verdict in Plessy v. Ferguson established “separate but equal” as the law of the land. But Harris won his suit in state court under the recently enacted Dibble Civil Rights Act -- California’s first civil rights law.

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Crescent City Harbor Trail
Episode
6:28
California Coastal Trail

Crescent City Harbor Trail

Del Norte County is home to the cleanest river in the continental U.S., the Smith River.
Season 1 Episode 44
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park
Episode
5:26
California Coastal Trail

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park hosts sea-side bluffs above ancient redwoods.
Season 1 Episode 43
Connecting Communities on the Humboldt Bay Trail
Episode
6:03
California Coastal Trail

Connecting Communities on the Humboldt Bay Trail

The Humboldt Bay Trail is a network of trails that will connect Humboldt's largest cities.
Season 1 Episode 42
Haul Road: MacKerricher State Park
Episode
5:59
California Coastal Trail

Haul Road: MacKerricher State Park

The Fort Bragg Coastal Trail sees as many as 12,000 people per day on holiday weekends.
Season 1 Episode 41
Restoring Coastal Access at Noyo Headlands Park
Episode
6:48
California Coastal Trail

Restoring Coastal Access at Noyo Headlands Park

In Fort Bragg, California, an industrial mill site closed off the coastline for 150 years.
Season 1 Episode 40
Pelican Bluffs and The Art of Trail Design
Episode
6:55
California Coastal Trail

Pelican Bluffs and The Art of Trail Design

The Mendocino Land Trust has just completed the two-mile Pelican Bluffs Trail.
Season 1 Episode 39
The Sea Ranch: An Environmentally-Planned Community
Episode
7:58
California Coastal Trail

The Sea Ranch: An Environmentally-Planned Community

The Sea Ranch is an environmentally-planned private community along the Sonoma Coast.
Season 1 Episode 38