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Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument

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No cell phone receptionThis location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly. We recommend that you download the PDF trail data sheet below to your device prior to your trip to this location.

This is the first mainland-based unit of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM). Before this, the CCNM consisted of only the offshore rocks and islands off the California Coast. 

This Unit offers gorgeous views to the north and south, great hiking paths, opportunities to see migrating whales, and an abundance of birds and other wildlife on and off shore. The Point Arena Lighthouse and Garcia River are northern neighbors.

These lands were either donated to, or purchased by, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  The land donations and purchases were made possible by many generous grants and contributions by agencies, non-government organizations and individuals. A “Friends of Point Arena-Stornetta National Monument” group is currently forming- for more information, please visit

Point Arena Stornetta Unit trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 38.9368

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.7204

Mapping: See Trail Map above.

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Highway One Mile Marker (north end): 17

Highway One Mile Marker (south end): 15.94

Trail Length: 5 miles