Coastal Redwoods Trailfest

APRIL 12-14th, 2018  |  California

A 3-day celebration of trail running and the beautiful world around us.

Coastal Redwoods Trailfest

APRIL 12-14th, 2018  |  California

A 3-day celebration of trail running and the beautiful world around us.

What is Trailfest?

Trailfest is a social celebration. A meeting of friends who share a love of trail running, a passion for the outdoors, and an appreciation for our shared experience.

Run in the morning

Each morning, you'll run a gorgeous timed race on one of the world's most uniquely beautiful trail courses. 

You'll earn a finisher award for each daily race and overall winners will receive an additional placement award!

Explore all afternoon

After the race, spend the day exploring the parks, hiking local trails, and discovering other nearby beaches, restaurants, and sights. 

Absorb California.

Enjoy the evening

After a day on the trails, sit back, and enjoy deserved rest, delicious food, expert presenters and motivational speakers, live bands, bonfires, a trail running film festival, yoga clinics, gear demonstrations, and more!

3 Courses

(All courses subject to change.)

Day 1
Mt Tamalpais State Park

We're still working on our permit for this possible first course. We're planning a course in Mt Tamalpais State Park!

If the permit goes through, it will include views of redwoods and some coastal running! Stay tuned for more details.

Day 2
Skyline Trail (12.9 miles)

This course will take you through an amazing section of trail in higher elevation redwood groves found along the Skyline, Bay Area Ridge, and Crystal Springs trails.

The start line is a short 20 minute drive up the hill through redwood forests from our festival headquarters.

This 13 mile run is the shortest and fastest of the 3 routes. You’ll start high and continue along the crest of the mountains for over 5 miles, before dropping down to the aid station at mile 7.5. From there you'll go through more redwood groves as you descend into the perfect finish area in Huddart Park!

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Day 3
Pescadero (16.5 miles)

This third course takes you on your longest run of the festival, starting and finishing from festival headquarters!  This soft, single-track trail will take you through some of the most majestic redwood groves of the weekend.

Some of the highlights of this route are the Parke, Heritage, Big Tree, and Memorial Park redwood groves!

Be prepared for a couple of stream crossings in this lush forest of towering redwoods. You will climb and descend over 5,200 ft. on this 18 mile route, so leave some fuel in the tank for Day 3!

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Lodging Options

Festival HQ will be at Redwood Glen in Loma Mar, California!

Choose from several lodging options including free tent camping or some cabin options if you'd prefer to upgrade.

And yes, you can bring your friends and family. No matter what you choose, your accommodations will be available from noon on Wednesday through noon on Sunday. (4 nights!)

**Please Note: Dogs are not allowed on the Redwood Glen property, and will not be allowed at the festival.

Tent Camping

Your Trailfest entry fee includes a camping pass to our group area at race headquarters.

You may bring your own tent or we can provide one for you.

RV Camping

We do have RV spots available with hookups, but they are extremely limited.

Group Cabin

We have lots of beds available in the group cabin buildings! These are communal, open-floor cabins with bathrooms and showers.

We'll make sure groups are together, but you may share a cabin with runners you don't know yet. New friends!

Private Room

We do have some private rooms available, with two beds and a private bathroom and shower.

Spaces are limited!

"Do I have to stay at festival HQ?"
Nope! We'll provide a tent and campsite for everyone who registers, but you don't have to take advantage of it. If you want to stay somewhere else and drive yourself to the festival and races, that is allowed.


We encourage you to drive to the start of each race so you can spend the rest of the day exploring the park on your schedule!

Not driving? The Pescadero course starts within walking distance of Festival HQ and there will be shuttles available to the Mt. Tam and Big Basin courses for a fee.

We'll provide more specifics about Trailfest transportation options as the event gets closer!


The inaugural Coastal Redwoods Trailfest will have headquarters based at Redwood Glen in Loma Mar, California - 100 Wright Drive, Loma Mar, CA 94021

If you are flying to the area, we recommend flying into either San Jose International Airport - SJC (approximately 1 hr. drive to HQ), or San Francisco International Airport - SFO (approximately 1 hr. 15 m. drive to HQ). There are plenty of car rental options at either of these airports.

There will be plenty of parking at the Redwood Glen venue, but of course we encourage you to carpool with others whenever possible. 


What did other people think about Trailfest?

Excellent event!

It was an excellent event! Thanks, Trailfest!

Fawn Viator Hernandez
Trailfest Participant

Trailfest really spoiled us

A huge THANK YOU to all of the volunteers, crew, and organizers! Trailfest, you really spoiled us runners. Thanks for the amazing experience!

Donna Grimm
Trailfest Participant

Absolutely amazing!

Trailfest was absolutely amazing! Very well organized and so much fun! Thank you everyone who helped put this event together!

Staci Geiselman
Trailfest Participant

Bucket list trip!!!

Thank you so much for an amazing bucket list trip!!! everyone was amazing!

Laura Adams-Allen
Trailfest Participant

Best adventure ever!

Margaret Metzger
Trailfest Participant

Unforgettable experience!

Thanks for an amazing experience! My kids, both the younger ones and the teens had fun at kids camp. My hubby & I had an unforgettable experience running trails. And everything was so well organized. Can't wait to do it again!

Julie Ann Sherwood
Trailfest Participant

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All Access

3-day Pass

April 12-14

  • Entry to all 3 courses
  • Admission to all Festival activities
  • 6 meal tickets
  • Campsite & tent for the entire Festival (optional)

$680 / runner

$635 / runner

Save $45 through Jan. 21

2-Race Pass
+ Festival

April 12-14

  • Entry to any 2 courses
  • Admission to all Festival activities
  • 4 meal tickets
  • Campsite & tent for the entire Festival (optional)

$490 / runner

$440 / runner

Save $50 through Jan. 21

1-Race Pass
+ Festival

April 12-14

  • Entry to any 1 course
  • Admission to all Festival activities
  • 2 meal tickets
  • Campsite & tent for the entire Festival (optional)

$295 / runner

$245 / runner

Save $50 through Jan. 21