California Department of Parks and Recreation, Patrick’s Point Sector will sponsor a free, guided hike or paddle in Humboldt Lagoons State Park on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative in all 50 states. Join California State Parks to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes across the state. Rejuvenate by taking a family friendly trek through a state park close to home!
Be ready to Launch or Hike at 11:00 a.m.
PADDLE: Meet at the Stone Lagoon Visitor Center at 115336 Highway 101, Trinidad with your kayak, stand-up-paddleboard or canoe and gear. You also have the option of renting a sit-on-top kayak from Kayak Zak’s at half price for this event. Wetsuits and gear will be available at regular prices. *Please call in advance for rental reservations. All participants must wear a properly fitted life jacket. This guided paddling trip will head to the sand spit for a short break before heading to Ryan’s Cove to meet up with the hiking party for lunch and celebrate last summer’s reopening of the campground. This paddle is approximately 4 miles round-trip. Wear clothing and shoes that can get wet. All ages are encouraged. Difficulty: Easy.
HIKE: Meet at the Dry Lagoon Parking Lot at 11:00 a.m. This guided interpretative walk will begin along the beach and then head inland following the trail around the back of Sharp Point to Stone Lagoon. Hikers will meet up with the paddling party for lunch and to celebrate the reopening of Ryan’s Cove Campground before heading back to Dry Lagoon. This hike is approximately 5 miles round-trip and includes some gradient. Wear comfortable hiking shoes. The trail may be damp. Difficulty: Moderate.
Heavy Wind or Rain Will Cancel.
All participants should bring layered clothing, lunch and drinking water. Bonus: All participants are eligible to win one of ten new life jackets in a free raffle drawing!