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Trails For All

With 279 state parks and 5,200 miles of trails, California state parks contain the largest and most diverse recreational, natural, and cultural heritage holdings of any state agency in the nation.  

Together, with California State Parks, California State Parks Foundation believes that the enjoyment of California state parks should be for everyone, which is often experienced by exploring trails. Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or are just looking for a leisurely stroll, a trail leads the way. And between the state’s beaches, deserts, redwood forests, and mountains, there’s a landscape for everyone too.      

Although many trails are present in parks, they may not be safe or accessible for all. In addition to basic trail management, there are also opportunities to create dynamic trails that allow for a deeper experience to learn.    

Through our Trails for All initiative, we are working to improve trails in both urban and rural settings for people of all ages, interests, skills, and physical abilities. This initiative promotes the enjoyment and appreciation of trails while encouraging greater public access.   

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