Trinidad is a seaside city in Humboldt County, located on the Pacific Ocean 8 miles north of the Arcata-Eureka Airport and 15 miles north of the college town of Arcata. Situated at an elevation of 174 feet about its own North Coast harbor, Trinidad is one of California’s smallest incorporated cities. Population 367. Trinidad is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks, part of the California Coastal National Monument, of which Trinidad is a Gateway City. Fishing operations related to commercial fishery interests in the region.
Trinidad has an oceanic climate and is relatively temperate compared with inland areas. Annual temperatures range from approximately 40 degrees. Winter months are rainy with the average amount being around 50 inches. Although rain falls in all months of the year, it is less pronounced in the summertime. Spring and fall cold fronts often from advection fog which pushes the marine layer towards the coast. In summer, low pressure troughs produced by intense heating inland can create strong pressure gradients pulling the marine layer ashore. Protected stands of old growth redwoods can be visited 20 miles north of Trinidad, in Redwood National and State Parks.
Annuals events include: Trinidad to Clam Beach Run – February, Trinidad Fish Festival – June, Tour of Trinidad bicycle rides, 100k, 45k, 20k – September, Blessings of the Fleet – November.