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The Why and How
Californians love and value their coast, and the California Coastal Trail is an expression of the desire for preservation and responsible access. Read about the efforts to complete the Trail and how  you can get involved today.
News articles about the California coast and CCT from the current media.

Coast and Ocean magazine ceased publication with its Autumn '09 issue.  Visit the archives of  25-years' articles from California's outstanding coastal news source.

Blog: California Coastal Views
   Visit the blogosphere for articles, hikes and photos along the California coast and Coastal Trail. 

Guides to the California Coast from Del Norte to San Diego, coastal guide books from the California Coastal Commission.

Photos of the coast from the California Records Project. New, Northern California survey and Pt. Reyes lighthouse.

Completing the California Coastal Trail-SB908 Report
Try one of our favorite hikes along the coast.This month's featured hike is the Montaņa de Oro Bluffs Trail.
California Coastal Trail InsigniaThe California Coastal Trail (CCT) is a network of public trails for walkers, bikers, equestrians, wheelchair riders and others along the 1200-mile California coastline. It is currently more than half complete. Coastwalk California is a volunteer organization that advocates for completion of the Trail.  Our members invite you to get out and enjoy the trail and to get involved in our cause!
Left: Coastal Trail insignia 

The California Coastal Trail: Maps and resources for the hiker and visitor.
Check out the coastal trail in your county
or plan a visit to the shore.  All coastal counties are mapped in detail!  Just click on a section to see its description, information such as latitude/longitude,photos and aerial photos.  Not just for hikers, these pages are helpful for surfers, fishermen, and everyone who is planning a trip to the California Coast. 
»Click here to see: Index  or  Maps

What is the coastal trail? How can I help finish it? What's new on the Trail? Looking for a great day hike? Want to walk the whole coast?  Click here or browse the menu on the right to find out more.
Learn More About Day Hikes along the California Coastal Trail or Coastwalk's program of multi-day, summer hikes.

Hiking the 1200 mile California Coast
Read the journal of 10 Coastwalkers who hiked from the Oregon border to Mexico in the summer of 2003. 
»View their journal.

 Wheelchair Rider's Guides are available as PDF files for the San Francisco Bay Area and for Los Angeles & Orange County.  Visit the Coastal Conservancy website and click on Publications to download your copy!

Coastwalk thanks the California Coastal Conservancy, Coastal Commission and State Parks for their encouragement and support.
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