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Trinidad Annual Events and Things To Do

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Events in Trinidad, California
Events Month More Information
Blessing of the Fleet November Thanksgiving Morning, 10a Trinidad Pier
Chamber Holiday Party December Town Hall
Trinidad to Clam Beach Run February and Event Background
53rd Trinidad Fish Festival June Sun.20th Trinity St. & Trinidad Head; Event Background
Westhaven Blackberry Festival July Last Sunday at WVFD
Taste of Trinidad September Moved to Fall!
Cockeyed Florence September Parade Tribute - School to Cemetery; Event Background

Some of the most beautiful beaches in the World are right here in Trinidad, California. Our Area Parks are celebrated film stars - scenes for The Lost World: Jurassic Park as well as the movie Outbreak, were filmed at Patrick's Point and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks. Hiking, surfing, boating, and camping are popular ways to enjoy the area. World-class fishing lures anglers each season. Our Things to Do Suggestions:


Beaches & Parks

Trinidad - in Town

Indian Beach / Old Home Beach

Site of the ancient Tsurai Indian village is just below the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse. Amazingly large driftwood. For a great walking loop, take the Lighthouse steps down to the beach, head south to Parker Creek Trail, take it back up and through town.

Trinidad State Beach Park

Access this peaceful movie-set gorgeous beach from the parking lot at Trinidad Bay Harbor down Edwards Street. The State Park entrance is from the north at Stagecoach Road. You'll often have it to yourself, and sometimes share it with surfers and a few dog lovers. Find Grandmother Rock, the wave-carved Arch, a natural bridge to Pewetole Island with its blow-hole, and great tide-pools full of colorful sea life.

Southern Trinidad Area

Baker Beach

On Scenic Drive just south of town about a mile. Dramatic, protected cove - frequently populated with hearty sun bathers and sometimes a few spear-fishermen.

Luffenholz Beach

On Scenic Drive just south of Baker Beach. Spectacular scenery with seastacks, sea lions, seals and Luffenholz Creek. A trail takes visitors to a striking vantage point high above the beach where waves crash below.

Houda Point

On Scenic Drive a little further south from Luffenholz. Watch surfers and see the remains of an old lumber loading station.


Off of Scenic Drive down from Moonstone Grill. The Little River meets the sea beneath towering bluffs. Great beach for families. The crossing point for our Trinidad to Clam Beach Run.

Northern Trinidad

College Cove

Hike down a gentle slope to a beautiful sheltered beach. Another short hike above the beach reaches Elk’s Head with thundering waves and wind, and breath-taking, rugged scenery. Nature at it's wildest - on display for you.

Patrick’s Point State Park - "The Park's dense forests of spruce, hemlock, pine, fir and red alder stretch over an ocean headland with lovely wildflower-festooned meadows." Look for agates on Agate Beach, watch whales, sea lions, and visit Sumeg Village - a reconstruction of an Yurok Indian village. Campsites for individuals, families, and groups are available at the Park.

Big Lagoon County Park

Big Lagoon is separated from the Pacific Ocean by a sand spit. The lagoon is calm and great for kayaking, canoeing and row boating. Campsites are available at the County Park. More information at the HCCVB Web site ( )

Redwood National and State Parks - A little further north and you'll be at the Visitor's Center. Tall Trees and Ladybird Johnson Groves along with Minor's Ridge are popular destinations. The site recommends a drive "... to the Klamath River Overlook on Requa Road to view where this wild and scenic river meets the sea." Couldn't agree more. It's a beautiful view.

Prairie Creek - "Set aside in the early 1920’s by the forethought of the people of California and the generosity of the Save-the-Redwoods League, Prairie Creek is a sanctuary of old growth coast redwood." Prairie Creek has many trails, a charming Visitor's Center, camping, Fern Canyon, Gold Bluffs Beach, and Elk! A World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.



Trinidad Head - "Two heads are better than one. That’s one way of looking at Trinidad State Beach and the two dramatic heads - Elk and Trinidad. Like a pair of protective book-ends, they overlook picturesque coves and rugged off-shore rocks. Trinidad Head, a commanding 362-foot high promontory, anchors the town of Trinidad and forms its picturesque bay. Sitka spruce-spiked Elk Head, located just north of Trinidad, is more of a secret, its scenic trails used mainly by locals."

Follow the trail up the Head and watch the grey whales on their migration. The Lighthouse can be glimpsed from viewing platform on top. Trinidad Area trails take hikers to many ocean overlooks, through redwood forests and along wildly natural beaches. Trail maps are available at locations throughout Trinidad.



Trinidad Pier

A boat launch is available for ocean fishing boats. A free launch area is located near the pier on the beach for kayaks and small boats. A boat launch is also available for non-power boats at Big Lagoon.



Prolific, Diverse and Wild Nature

Grey whales, seals and sea lions, and river otters abound along the beaches. Giant Roosevelt Elk can be viewed roaming freely near Orick. Over 400 species of birds including Terns, osprey, puffins, and blue herons make Trinidad a bird watchers paradise. Tidepools abound at most beaches.



RV Sites

Sites are available at Patrick’s Point State Park. Also find Trinidad Area RV Parks at the Chamber of Commerce Web site -

Tent Camping

Sites can be found in Big Lagoon County Park, Clam Beach County Park, and Patrick’s Point State Park.

Overnight Lodging Options

Trinidad offers a wide variety of lodging options in addition to beautiful campgrounds and quiet, secluded RV parks. There's everything from cabins tucked into the Redwoods, comfortable and affordable motels and lodges, to elegant rental homes and B&Bs overlooking the ocean. Families large and small are welcome at many places. You can find more information at Trinidad Tourism & Lodging and also at the Chamber of Commerce site.

"Stay in Trinidad!"



Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Cabezone, Kelp Greenling, Blue, Black, China and Vermillion Rockfish and More

These are fished from the surf and sea around Trinidad. Steelhead and stripers are pulled from the Trinity, Smith, Klamath, and other neighboring North Coast rivers. Find Charter information - Fishing.


Special Places to Visit

Humboldt State University Marine Lab

features a touch tank and aquarium

Trinidad Museum

Exhibiting photos of old Trinidad before and after whaling days. An extensive collection of Indian artifacts also displayed. Visit the native plant garden with its seasonal pond. Several informative and imaginative talks are given throughout the year. Located adjacent to Saunder's Park off Patricks Point Drive.

Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse - The Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse is a replica of the original 1871 lighthouse on Trinidad Head. The Memorial houses the original lens, and is the site for the Civic Club's Annual Memorial Day Ceremony. Located in town at the end of Trinity Street at Edwards Street - proudly overlooking Trinidad Bay.

Trinidad Art

Ned showcases local artists and you can probably get some good stories and Trinidad history out of him too.

Westhaven Center For The Arts

Local Art and special musical presentations along with art classes.

Cher-Ae Heights Casino -"The finest in Indian Gaming including Slots, Table Games, Hold'em Poker, Bingo and much more". They also have a lounge and two fine restaurants.


Research More

Humboldt County Convention and Visitor's Bureau - You'll find even more to do - you really better plan on staying longer. You can plan your Bigfoot Reunion and maybe wish him a Happy Belated 50th Birthday!

Humboldt County

Loads of fun with summer events like the Oyster Festival in Arcata, Farmer's Markets, and the wacky or rather the Great Arcata to Ferndale World Championship Kinetic Sculpture Race ( ), aka the "Triathlon of the Art World". There are Art's Festivals and special Art's Alive nights in Arcata, McKinnleyville, and Eureka and family fun at area Fourth of July and Holiday Celebrations. Maybe you'd like to visit a cheese factory? The little town of Loleta will help you out - ). There's Art & Wine in the Park, Hops In Humboldt, and the Apple Harvest Festival in sunny, friendly, Fortuna.

In addition to our sponsored Trinidad to Clam Beach Run, there is the Humboldt Redwoods Marathon (October), and the Avenue of The Giants Marathon (May).

Humboldt County Chambers

The Arcata Chamber of Commerce

The Mckinleyville Chamber of Commerce

Orick Chamber of Commerce

The Eureka Chamber of Commerce

Fortuna Chamber's "Adventure Vacation in the Redwood Forest" Site

The Ferndale Chamber of Commerce

The Rio Dell Scotia Chamber of Commerce

The Garberville/Redway Chamber of Commerce

Neighbor Chambers

Willow Creek Chamber of Commerce

Crescent City/Del Norte Chamber of Commerce

We will continue adding more information in this section, so please let us hear from you with your recommendations in shoutOut.

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P.O. Box 1053

Trinidad, California 95570

707 845 9040