Coast Walk is a small but exceptionally beautiful scenic walk off Torrey Pines Road just to the north of Prospect Street. However, serious erosion and safety issues need to be addressed so the trail can be preserved for many to enjoy.
Come join us on Friday, 6/23/17 2:00pm till 5:00pm for a volunteer cleanup of Coast Walk Trail. The tasks are to cut and remove the weeds growing on the edge of the trail to open it up and also to remove some debris around the area below the Cave Store.
Illumina , who sent a large group to our last event, will be sending some of their staff to help again and the City of SD, Park & Rec will be supplying a dumpster and some tools for the event. The event is also open to anyone else who wants to help out. The meeting location is 1325 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037.
6/8/17 An unoccupied car was deliberately pushed off the cliff near the 2-car parking area of the trail (see the story in LJ Light).
A heavy Crane was used to pull the car up and consequently the cliff was severely damaged. Additional guard rail was installed around the parking area (not at the place that the car was thrown over).
On our Facebook page, you can find the before-and-after photos of the Creek to Bay volunteer cleanup 4/22/17.
Much thanks to 35 volunteers who made this event a big success.
Join us on Earth Day 2017, Saturday, April 22nd
to clean and beautify Coast Walk, sponsered by Creek to Bay Cleanup.
We will be picking up trash, removing weeds, graffiti removal and trail maintenance. Please bring a bucket
for picking up trash, gloves and hand tools if you have them.
Bags and some tools will also be provided. Sign up to help at
www.creektobay.org and search for the La Jolla - Coast Walk site.
Our wonderful site captain is Jason Allen of Black Sage.
Due to the heavy rain Feb-March 2017,
The gabions that support the trail have given way to soil erosion impacting both the trail and bridge. The City has closed the bridge (as seen in La Jolla Light).
The repair project is complex and will take some time to resolve due to the level of damage and working across multiple city divisions.
A team of City managers from three departments (Storm water, Transportation and Parks/Rec) are getting together to assess the damage and
to put the best plan in place.
Blooming flowers and plants (even in August)on the slope that was previously barren (as seen in the photo to the right 8/23/15).
to members of FOCWL who constributed to this planting project. Also,
thanks to Linda Fisler for organizing this project and to
Black Sage for the excellent job done.
Friends of Coast Walk Trial has restored and beautified an additional entrance to the Coast Walk Trial (thanks to the outstanding work of Fislers) which has already been enjoyed by many walkers (as seen in the photo 5/25/15).
FOCWT has completed Phase 1 of the restoration project. The ugly deep grooves in the middle of the trails were a thing of the past
as reported in
an article in La Jolla Light.
351 signatures from supporters for SAVE COAST WALK
as of 6/17/11.
Thanks to the 50 supporters, in particular, Linda Fisler and Paul Teirstein for
collecting the signatures.
Preserve the pedestrian orientation of Coast Walk.
Various parking space proposals will senselessly distroy
the green space and tranquil park area along the trail.
More than 100 public parking spaces are already available within a short distance on Prospect Place, Coast Boulevard, etc.
Check out the letter of Brenda Fake, President of FOCWT, to Ashley Mackin of La Jolla Light 5/27/15.
In the Village News:
Brenda Fake spoke at LJTC Jan. 12, 2012, "We are very concerned about the restoration and the continued use and environmental safety of this walk for the long-term enjoyment of not only the residents who have interest, but the residents who want to make sure that it is available to the public in a way that is available today.
Thanks to Linda and Joel Fislers for leading the Memorial Day clean up 5/25/15.
The dead branches and weeds were removed. The improved trail and the park are for many to enjoy.
Thanks to LJCDS Green team for an outstanding job 02/13/14 as seen in the
Friends of Coast Walk had a community clean up of the trail in partnership with the Nell Carpenter Beautification Committee chaired by Esther Viti of the LJTC for June 4th.
For details, see La Jolla Light 5/26/11.