Support Trail Development in Cotoni-Coast Dairies
Join us as we fund, design, build, and maintain 19 miles of new hiking, biking, horseback riding, and ADA-accessible trails
Fall 2023 Update:
We recently completed the construction of Loops 1 & 2 (beginner & intermediate difficulty) on the Cotoni-Coast Dairies property. This fall we've had all hands on deck adding rock armoring along Loop 1 in notoriously wet areas. Loop 3 (the advanced trail) construction is now underway!
Get Involved at CCD
Join our team as they build trails at Cotoni-Coast Dairies (CCD). We host regular drop-in volunteer trail work at CCD–check out our events page for the latest sign-ups.
Why support this project?
Leaving a permanent legacy on the region:
It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to open part of a national monument that will outlive all of us, our children, our grandchildren, etc.
Expanding outdoor access:
COVID caused a spike in outdoor recreating — we don’t anticipate that slowing down much. This would become a destination park for people throughout the greater bay area, including those who’ve been historically excluded from these spaces.
For every dollar invested in building trails, nearly three dollars in medical cost savings may be achieved (per the American Heart Association)
Without this campaign, the park could take another decade to open:The Bureau of Land Management supervises the land, but there’s a $100 million backlog in construction and maintenance needs around the country
And yes, there are opportunities to get your name on a bridge, too!
Goals & Timelines
Timeline: Initial timelines have been shifted. We don't have a firm public opening date yet, but hope to be able to share one soon!
Fundraising Goals: Together, we need to raise about $5 million for this project.
Cotoni-Coast Dairies in the News
Crews to break ground in December on Cotoni-Coast Dairies trail network, Santa Cruz Sentinel, November 2021
This Coastal California Town Is Getting 19 Miles of Gorgeous Oceanfront Hiking Trails at a New National Monument, Travel + Leisure, March 2022
When Will the Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument Open?, Bay Nature, March 2023
Learn more about Cotoni-Coast Dairies
Dive into Cotoni-Coast Dairies history and trails in our blog.
Sustainable From Scratch, December 2021
Cotoni-Coast Dairies Dig Day Recap, January 2022
Building and maintaining trails happens all year long. And there are lots of ways you can connect with other riders and hikers to dig in the dirt, learn techniques for building world-class trails, and much more.