Starting July 6, the online digital series CALIFORNIA COASTAL TRAIL will premiere six new video segments at kcet.org/coastaltrail. The web series explores the majestic California Coastal Trail; its past, its present and its future through a series of historical narratives, camping and hiking guides, social media videos, as well as articles about important cultural points of interest along the Trail. Now in its fourth season, the series will roll out one video per week throughout the summer from July 6 through August 3 and is also be available on Roku as well as YouTube.
CALIFORNIA COASTAL TRAIL debuted three summers ago and followed the trail from San Diego to San Luis Obispo County, followed by episodes that continued up the trail to the north to Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The California Coastal Trail, which got its start in a 1972-approved ballot measure, will be some 1,200 miles long once it is completed and always be within sight, sound or scent of the ocean along the state’s coast between the Mexican and Oregon borders. Partially funded by The California Coastal Commission, with support from Hilton Hotels, and presented in partnership with Rigler Creative, CALIFORNIA COASTAL TRAIL will share the state’s picturesque coastlines designed for a wide variety of audiences, including visiting tourists, casual vacationers and seasoned California outdoor enthusiasts.
The new season will head north passing through Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte Counties while looking at spots along the coast like Pelican Bluffs, Noyo Headlands Park and the Humboldt Bay Trail. The series will also travel to Crescent City, site of a deadly tsunami in 1964 and explore redwood restoration at Del Norte Redwoods State Park. The series allows viewers to visit an old mill site that was converted into a coastal park in Fort Bragg and spend time in MacKerricher State Park, home of the endangered bird, the Snowy Plover.
Show Schedule (subject to change):
Fri., July 6 – Pelican Bluffs
Fri., July 13 – Noyo Headlands Park
Fri., July 20 – Haul Road
Fri., July 27 – Humboldt Bay Trail
Fri., Aug. 3 – Del Norte Coast
Fri., Aug. 10 – Crescent City Harbor Trail
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