California Coastal Trail
updates, Summer 2012
Humboldt Sections 13, 14 and 16: Bear canisters are now required for overnight trips in the King Range/Lost Coast Wilderness.
Humboldt Sections 13 and 14: [after mention of major fire of October 2003, change text to read:] All trails have been reopened.
Mendocino Sections 1 and 2: Briceland Road has been permanently closed just beyond the Needle Rock Visitor Center due to a slip-out not far beyond. This adds 2.5 miles one way (5 miles round trip) to Section 1 and also to Section 2 if you are hiking its entire length from end to end. Add 2.5 miles each way to reach Orchard Creek Camp, Railroad Gulch Camp, and Bear Harbor Camp.
Mendocino Section 7, Page 132: Pudding Creek Trestle now completed restored and open to pedestrians and bicyclists.
Mendocino Sections 16 and 17: [Change it to read:] The 1860-acre former Stornetta Ranch that sits astride Point Arena near the lighthouse and the 550-acre former Biaggi property just north are now open to public access, providing 3 miles of new ocean bluff trail access and critical wildlife habitat.
Marin Section 10, Page 228, 3rd paragraph, 3rd sentence: [Change to read:] At 4 7/8 miles . . .
San Francisco Section 1: Trail from Palace of Legion of Honor to Cliff House reworked, restored, much improved.
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