Arcata Field Office

Trinidad Gateway to the California Coastal National Monument

Trinidad beach at sunset, rock reflecting onto wet sand.Trinidad Head from beach below the City of Trinidad.Trinidad State Beach from the Trinidad Head Trail looking north to College Cove.

Trinidad is a seaside town in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean. It is an ideal location to view the off shore rocks that are part of the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM). The CCNM was created by presidential proclamation in 2000 and is currently managed by the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The CCNM includes more than 20,000 rocks, pinnacles, and islands along the 1,100 miles of California’s coast from San Diego to the Oregon Border. Trinidad Head itself is not part of the CCNM, but it is closely linked to the offshore rocks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Trinidad, California, is one of several coastal cities and towns designated as a CCNM Gateway Community. The BLM Arcata Field Office works with local partners to protect and preserve the diversity of life on the Trinidad coastline and offshore rocks through example, education, and community cooperation. 

Trinidad Gateway partners include the California Department of Fish & Game, California State Parks, City of Trinidad, Coastwalk California, Humboldt State University Marine Laboratory, Redwood Region Audubon Society, Trinidad Chamber of Commerce, Trinidad Coastal Land Trust, Trinidad Museum Society, Trinidad Rancheria, Tsurai Ancestral Society and the Yurok Tribe.

View our Trinidad Gateway Brochure.

The 144-year-old Trinidad Head Lighthouse was transferred from the U. S. Coast Guard into public ownership and BLM management last year. The BLM is managing the facility cooperatively with the City of Trinidad, the Trinidad Rancheria and the Yurok Tribe. It continues to operate as a navigational beacon.

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Bureau of Land Management
Arcata Field Office
1695 Heindon Road
Arcata, CA 95521-4573
Phone: (707) 825-2300
Fax: (707) 825-2301
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., M-F
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