We help individuals and groups fight for access to long-established trails when they are blocked by private landowners. Generally, the public has the right to keep using trails, even those on private land, when:
- they have been used continuously by the public for a five-year period prior to 1972; or
- they were dedicated to public use when the land they're on was subdivided.
For more information, see our summary of California Road, Trail and Beach Access Law.