SAN DIEGO–San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox and community leaders unveiled signs and locations in San Diego for the California Coastal Trail, a 1,200-mile network of trails that will take residents and tourists on a scenic journey across the California coastline.
“California is defined by its beautiful and majestic coastline,” said Supervisor Cox. “This trail will offer residents and tourists a unique opportunity to see, hear and smell the ocean as they explore this great state.”
The California Coastal Trail was established by the State to stretch from the Mexican to the Oregon borders and, when completed, will be one of the great trails in the nation. Until today, only a small portion of San Diego had been identified for the trail.
But today, Supervisor Cox and others involved in the effort gathered at the Coronado Ferry Landing to unveil a study designating the entire portion of the trail in San Diego, including about 17.5 miles of trail around San Diego Bay. Officials installed a small sign at the Ferry Landing marking that area as a portion of the California Coastal Trail.
“Today is a major milestone in connecting San Diego’s coastal trail to the statewide coastal trail system,” said Una Glass, Executive Director of Coastwalk California. “San Diego is well on its way to becoming the first county to complete its portion of the California Coastal Trail.”
The nonprofit organization Coastwalk California will help install signs in San Diego identifying the trail. The County of San Diego, through the Neighborhood Reinvestment Program, funded a scoping study for the trail that was conducted by conducted by SANDAG. The study identifies the issues that need to be addressed and the resources needed to move forward with the more detailed planning necessary to begin working toward the realization of the trail.