[Photo of steps to beach]

Photo by Jim Popenoe

Steps to the beach
on Trinidad Bay
(Axel Lindgren Memorial Trail)

From an elevation of 160 feet, steps descend to Trinidad Bay. Until 1916, the wooded slope on the left was home to a Yurok village called Tsurai (roughly pronounced "chew rye").  Please keep strictly on the trail to avoid damage to irreplaceable cultural resources.

On your descent, note the California bay tree (Umbellularia californica) on your right.  In the photo, it is the big evergreen behind the bend in the trail. Bay trees are uncommon on the immediate coast near Trinidad.