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California Coastal Trail

Point Buchon Trail: The Gateway to a Secluded Coastline

"Our hikers believe that they've never been introduced to such a magical coastline before," boasts terrestrial biologist Sally Krenn about the Point Buchon Trail. This three-mile long section of the California Coastal Trail in San Luis Obispo County has only been open to the public since 2007. Since then, the pristine coastal area that the trail meanders through, which is owned by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, receives nearly 20,000 hikers per year. Featuring seasonal wildflowers, coastal caves, and wind-swept bluffs, the Point Buchon Trail is a young public resource offering a grandeur that was rarely seen until only a few years ago.

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Crescent City Harbor Trail
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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