Trinidad is a seaside town 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 directly above its own North Coast harbor, one of California's smallest incorporated cities by population (311 residents in 2000) is noted for its spectacular coastline with ten public beaches and offshore rocks. Fishing operations related to Trinidad Harbor are vital to both local tourism and commercial fishery interests in the region. Trinidad lies at an elevation of 174 feet.
There are both natural landmarks as well as three additional marine landmarks - the historic Trinidad Head Light, the Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, and Humboldt State University's Fred Telonicher Marine Laboratory.