Little River Trail Feasibility Study

Project Dates: 
2013 to 2014
Funding Organizations: 
California State Coastal Conservancy
Cooperating Agencies: 
California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS)
California State Parks
Blue Lake Rancheria
Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria
Wiyot Tribe
Yurok Tribe
Trinidad Coastal Land Trust
County of Humboldt
Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG)
Green Diamond Resource Company (GDRC)

The Little River Trail Feasibility Study (LRTFS) project, funded by the State Coastal Conservancy, continued the grass roots work being done by locals, local agencies and state agencies to realize a Little River Trail (LRT).  From the north the LRT would connect the end of Scenic Drive in Westhaven to the southern connection at Clam Beach Road.  This includes creating a pedestrian and non-motorized vehicle crossing of the Little River. The LRT would be another repaired link in the California Coastal Trail, removing a treacherous section where hikers and bikers are forced on to highway 101.  In addition the LRT will be providing a link between Moonstone Beach and Little River State Beach, linking the Hammond Trail to the communities of Westhaven and Trinidad and providing non-motorized transportation options to Humboldt Bay Communities.

The LRTFS utilized NRS’ skills in outreach, project management, GIS, and agency coordination as we work with the project partners and the public to further the vision of a completed Little River Trail.