Shoreline Trail Restoration Spring 2023

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For your own safety and the safety of others, including our trail crews, please abide by all trail closure signs, even when trail crews are not present. Your compliance will help us complete this project as soon as possible.

Trail closures and detours for Spring 2023 ADA trail project on Shoreline Trail.


Over the next few weeks, our crews will be working on a section of Shoreline Trail, part of a continuing project to overhaul and restore just over a mile of trail surface to meet ADA standards. China Camp already has high-quality ADA-compliant facilities, including two campsites and the ¾-mile Turtle Back Nature Trail. This spring’s project, when completed, will allow visitors with mobility challenges to travel between the campground and Turtle Back, and then continue on to Miwok Meadows Picnic Area.

The State requires that China Camp State Park offers smooth, mostly flat trails to accommodate visitors with mobility challenges. Maintaining those trails to meet ADA standards is the responsibility of Friends of China Camp maintenance volunteers and staff.

Trail closures and detours will be clearly marked. While we understand this might pose an inconvenience to some, we hope that everyone appreciates the importance of providing safe trail options for all types of visitors.

How you can help

During construction, it’s essential that all visitors—hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders—stay off the trail at all times (even when workers are not present). This is for not just the safety of visitors, but also the safety of our dedicated volunteer trail-building crew. Heavy equipment, construction tools, building materials can pose serious risks to you and our crew. 

Even after construction, the newly refurbished trail surface will need to settle and harden. Ignoring closure and detour signs and trampling or riding on trails during this stage will cause damage requiring repairs and delaying the reopening of the trail.

In fact, you can help us wrap this job even faster by joining our volunteer crew. No experience necessary. There are lots of different jobs for all levels and abilities. (Volunteers must be age 18 or older.) Interested? Fill out and submit our volunteer form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.


Project completion and trail reopening tentatively set for late May 2023.

Note that reopening may be delayed by any of the following issues:

  • Excessive rainfall or other weather-related issues.
  • Damage caused by visitors ignoring trail closure signs and detours.
  • Unforeseen equipment challenges.

For more information, please email us at, or call (415) 456-0766.