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Hazardous Coastal Access

Explore at your own risk! Seawood Cape Preserve is one of our newest properties in our preserve system. We are in the process of developing safe hiking trails for your enjoyment. Current coastal access is avaiable via makshift, steep trails made by fisherman to get access to the water. Use extreme caution if you choose to use these trails to explore the coastal areas.


SEAWOOD CAPE PRESERVE

This spectacular landscape encompasses 128 acres including a three-quarter mile stretch of the northern coastline, two perennial streams, and coastal redwood and spruce fir forests. The preserve is vital habitat for Pacific tailed frog, coast cutthroat trout, southern torrent salamander, and more!

The preserve is currently open for coastal access at Scotty Point (west of Patrick's Point Drive). Future passive recreation opportunities on the forest side of the preserve (east of Patrick's Point Drive) will be available including forest hiking trails and walk-in/bike-in camping.


CONSERVATION OUTCOMES

Conservation on the preserve will involve removal of invasive vegetation, including ivy, scotch broom, jubata grass and others from the coastal redwood and spruce-fir forests to promote healthy, native understories. The understories provide habitat for numerous wildlife, such as black bears who come to munch on various delicious salmon, thimble, and berries. Removing invasive vegetation also allows these coastal forests to function more effectively at sequestering carbon.

HOURS AND ACCESS

Coastal Access via Scotty Point
Dawn to Dusk

Preserve Closed East of Patrick's Point Drive

ADMISSION

Free

THINGS TO DO

  • Hiking
  • Coastal Views

AMENITIES

  • Roadside Day Parking | No Overnight Parking Available
RESOURCES
LOCATION

The preserve is located 3 miles north of Trinidad, California in Humboldt County on Patricks Point Drive.


Get Driving Directions

SAFETY
  • Hazardous Cliffs
    Explore at your own risk if you choose to climb out on Scotty Point.

  • Hazardous Trees
    Strong winds may cause trees or large branches to fall without notice. Please be aware of your surroundings if you choose to hike during high wind events.

  • Poison Oak
COURTESY GUIDE

To enhance the quality of everyone's visit, please observe this summary of rules for your safety and protection of the reserve.

  • Dogs on leash
  • Smoking prohibited
  • Drones prohibited
  • A person may not pick, cut, mutilate, or remove plants or other natural resources

GATEWAY TO PUBLIC LANDS
CONTACT US

Emily Allee
North Coast Regional Director

North Coast Regional Office
2265 Patricks Point Drive
Trinidad, CA 95570
(707) 672-4725
northcoastpreserves@twc-ca.org


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