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California Coastal Trail, CA

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A
preservationist dream as ambitious as Teddy Roosevelt’s creation of our
National Park System, the California Coastal Trail aims to unite 1,200 miles of
Pacific coastline by public footpath. Stretching from Santa Barbara to the
Oregon border, the CCT encompasses arid views toward Tijuana, raging surf at
Big Sur, and mellow seascapes in Mendocino County.

Challenge
Level:
Strenuous.

Essential
Gear:
On a shore hike, your most consistent safety risk
is from the sun. We like a sunscreen with a dry texture and a seal of approval
from the Skin Cancer Foundation. (Peter Thomas Roth; $26.)

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Walks

California Coastal Trail, CA

A
preservationist dream as ambitious as Teddy Roosevelt’s creation of our
National Park System, the California Coastal Trail aims to unite 1,200 miles of
Pacific coastline by public footpath. Stretching from Santa Barbara to the
Oregon border, the CCT encompasses arid views toward Tijuana, raging surf at
Big Sur, and mellow seascapes in Mendocino County.

Challenge
Level:
Strenuous.

Essential
Gear:
On a shore hike, your most consistent safety risk
is from the sun. We like a sunscreen with a dry texture and a seal of approval
from the Skin Cancer Foundation. (Peter Thomas Roth; $26.)

JaSon / Getty Images

America's Most Beautiful Coastal Walks

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