California Coastal Trail
updates, Spring 2002



By Section Number/Page/Paragraph

Del Norte Intro & DN Sections 1, 2, & 3: Lake Earl State Park renamed Tolowa Dunes State Park.

DN Section 7, pages 44 & 45: Water is no longer available at DeMartin Camp.

DN Section 8, pages 47 & 50: Former Requa Inn now called Klamath Inn.

DN Section 9: Water is no longer available at Flint Ridge Camp.

Humboldt Section 5, page 73, paragraph 2: CCT continues almost ¼ mile along Stagecoach Road, then turns right to follow the trail behind a silver gate that heads west, then winds south over wooded bluffs. Descend lush slopes to Mill Creek at 7-5/8 miles, then follow the path downstream to meet the Mill Creek Trail before 7-3/4 miles and follow it to the beach at the creek's mouth.

Humboldt Section 6, page 75, paragraph 2: The mouth of Little River is highly subject to change. It's sometimes an easy ford, sometimes dry, and has been reported at times to be waist deep.

Humboldt Section 6, page 75, paragraph 4: Rock jetty often obscured by sand. Where the CCT route encounters rocks around 7-1/8 miles, turn inland to walk south on the level shelf east of Mad River.

Humboldt Section 9, page 81, paragraph 3: The previously privately-owned land was turned over to BLM in 2000.

Humboldt County, Section 10, page 85: Centerville Beach is no longer open to vehicles driving on the beach. Unfortunately, enforcement is lax, so hikers should still keep an eye and an ear out for vehicles driving on the beach.

Humboldt Section 11, page 87, paragraph 2 & page 89-91, Suggested Round Trips: The immense mudslide was washed away by record winter rains of 1998-99.

Page 98, California's Lost Coast feature, last paragraph: Southern end of Lost Coast beach closed to vehicles in 1998.

Humboldt Section 13, page 99, paragraph 5: Spanish Flat never had a sawmill.

Humboldt Section 13 and 14:

Bear cannisters now required for overnight hikes in the King Range. You can rent cannisters at Petrolia Store, Shelter Cove Campground Store, or from the BLM.

New Lost Coast Hiker's Shuttle: (707) 986-9905

A major fire burned the steep slopes of the King Range in October, 2003. Some upland trails may be closed

Humboldt Section 14:

Big new landslide ¼-mile north of Buck Creek is impassable at high tide.

Humboldt Section 14, page 103, paragraph 1: Southern end of Lost Coast beach closed to vehicles in 1998.

Humboldt Section 14, page 103, paragraph 2 & Humboldt Section 15, Access: Old parking lot washed away in '98-99. New parking lot with restrooms and water is uphill from the original lot.

Humboldt Section 16, page 108, paragraph 7: Beyond the ford of Whale Gulch Creek, the CCT climbs briefly, then winds south through small gullies...

Mendocino County Introduction: With the second longest county coastline in California, ...

Mendocino Section 4, page 121, paragraph 3: Demonstration Forest and adjacent lands now owned by Mendocino Redwood Company.

Mendocino Section 4, page 122, Rockport feature, paragraph 6: Louisiana-Pacific Corp. sold their Mendocino County holdings to Mendocino Redwood Company, which, in talks with Coastwalk, has expressed interest in allowing the CCT to cross their Rockport property, with public access by permit.

Mendocino Section 6, page 129, paragraph 2: Beyond the deep cove popular for fishing, pass through a dilapidated fence and climb south to the top of a hill. Find the vague track east at 1-1/2 miles to return to the shoulder of Highway 1, heading south.

Mendocino Section 7, page 132, first paragraph: The MacKerricher Park Plan no longer includes rebuilding the washed-out portion of the old Haul Road. The trestle at section's end is still awaiting restoration.

Mendocino Section 8, page 136, Alternate Routes: Lost Coast Adventures has closed, but try asking Noyo Pacific Outfitters 961-0559 for a shuttle across the river.

Mendocino Section 9, page 139, paragraph 6: Caspar Road now has a gravel path along its shoulder where it coincides with the CCT.

Mendocino Section 10, page 141 & 143: Picket gate at access point now gone, replaced by new parking area. CCT descends west from there.

Mendocino Section 13, page 152, paragraph 4: Navarro Point acquisition by Mendocino Land Trust.
Mendocino Sections 16 & 17: The Coastal Conservancy hopes to purchase the 1860-acre Stornetta Ranch that sits astride Point Arena and 550 acres of the Biaggi property just north. State acquisition of the two parcels, currently for sale, would provide three miles of ocean bluff trail access and critical wildlife habitat.

Mendocino Section 18, page 166, paragraph 6: The yellow concretions have been eroding from cliffs, with only a few remaining in winter 2002.

Sonoma Section 3, page 179, paragraph 3: First sentence should read: Walk east along a ravine, then cross it heading south on the first obvious path.

Sonoma Section 4, page 181, Further Information: Stillwater Cove Regional Park.

Sonoma Section 5, page 185, paragraph 2: Fort Ross testifies to the hardships and ingenuity,

Sonoma Section 6, page 189, Cautions: Several very steep trails on Alternate Route.

Sonoma Section 6, page 189, paragraph 3: Muniz Ranch

Sonoma Section 6, page 190, paragraph 2: Keep a distance of 150 yards between you and the seals,

Sonoma Section 6, page 190, paragraph 3: If so, retreat north to the road and follow it south to the Blind Beach parking area.

Sonoma Section 7, page 192, last paragraph: On the south side a trail drops to a small beach and protected cove, but even at low tide you cannot walk the tideline south to Portuguese Beach.

Sonoma Section 7, page 193, paragraph 1: Walk this short beach for almost 1/2 mile, then climb a trail to a point before 6 miles.

Sonoma Section 9, page 197, Cautions: It is best to arrange a boat ride across Bodega Harbor ahead of time.

Sonoma Section 9, page 198, top paragraph: If the tide is too high to get through a low tunnel in the rocks, you must . . .

Sonoma Section 9, page 198, top paragraph: Delete last sentence "At some tides . . ."

Marin Section 2, page 203, Cautions: To avoid a long detour on Highway 1, you must arrange in advance a boat ride from Lawson's Landing across to Tomales Point. Lawson's Landing has told some hikers that a
boat shuttle is no longer available from them.

Tomales Bay Feature, page 206, end of first paragraph: Delete second "north."

Marin Section 3, page 209, paragraph 2: You walk on the shoulder of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. For 3/8 mile.

Marin Section 5, page 213, Distance: add s to mile = miles

Marin Section 5, page 214, last paragraph: 1st sentence: descnds a hill . . . 4th sentence: After the last creek, pass a stand of enormous eucalyptus trees. [Privies are now gone] In the eucalyptus grove you meet the newly rerouted Palomarin Beach Trail, which descends about 3/4 mile to a low-tide Alternate Route. The parking . . .

Marin Section 6, page 216: Redo map: 3 major changes.

Marin Section 6, page 217, first paragraph, 2nd sentence: Pass to the left of the trees and angle southeast toward the second row of trees. 4th sentence: Beyond the gate your route angles east . . .

Marin Section 6, page 217, second paragraph: The overgrown trail follows . . .

Marin Section 6, page 217, Low tide Alternate Route, 3rd & 4th sentences: From the Palomarin Trailhead, follow the Coastal Trail northwest for about J mile to find the newly rerouted Palomarin Beach Trail. Turn left and follow it about 3/4 mile down the bluff to the beach.

[Delete: The last 100 feet is steep and slippery.]

Marin Section 7, page 219, intro, second paragraph: The public claimed the beach as public, the homeowners said it wasn't. Finally in 1998 the courts have decided that you cannot be stopped . . .

Marin Section 8, page 221, Further Infomation: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands (415) 331-1540, ask for a TDD line if you need one.

Marin Section 9, page 223, Further Infomation:
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands (415) 331-1540, ask for a TDD line if you need one.

Marin Section 9, page 223, Further Infomation: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands (415) 331-1540, ask for a TDD line if you need one.

Marin Section 10, page 226: Need to change map. [RN sez it's a 10.]

Marin Section 10, page 227, Further Infomation: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin Headlands (415) 331-1540, ask for a TDD line if you need one.

Marin Section 10, page 227, Hostels: It's Marin Headlands Hostel (not Golden Gate).

Marin Section 10, page 228, 3rd paragraph, 3rd sentence: At 4M miles leave the fire road, turning left onto a trail. (The fire road continues to the top of Slacker Hill, where vistas encompass Marin Headlands, Berkeley and Oakland across the bay, and Highway 101 at the bottom of the ridge.) Take the well graded trail [delete on the right], descending a sidehill toward the bridge . . .

Marin Section 10, page 228, Alternate Route, 3rd sentence: At 1/4 mile pass the Marin Headlands Hostel

San Francisco Section 1, Further Info:, GGNRA Presidio (415)561-4323, TDD (415)561-4314.

San Francisco Section 1, Hostels: (415)771-3645.

Golden Gate Bridge Feature, page 233: Bay Area Ridge Trail has 229 miles of signed trail.

Presidio Feature, last paragraph, 3rd sentence: Plans to restore the landscape were initiated with restoration of the 100 acres that once held Crissy Field, an historic airfield, to a wetlands, a grassy meadow and a shoreline walkway.

San Francisco Section 2, Further Info, page 237: GGNRA Cliff House (415)556-8642.

San Francisco Section 2, page 237, Hostels: . . . Fort Mason (415)771-3645.

San Francisco Section 2, page 240, 1st paragraph, 2nd sentence: area laid out on top of sand dunes, [delete "former"]

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