Punta Gorda Lighthouse

Ferndale, California 95536

Punta Gorda Lighthouse

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike meanders along sand dunes and on a beach to a decommissioned lighthouse. This is the north end of the Lost Coast Trail and King Range."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

101 Hikes in Northern California: Exploring Mountains, Valleys, and Seashore (Wilderness Press)
Matt Heid
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"Eleven miles north of the Mattole River mouth, Cape Mendocino marks the westernmost point in the lower 48 states. Due west from the cape, less than 10 miles from shore, three tectonic plates meet at the Mendocino Triple Junction."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
4 hours
Year- round, but seasonal creeks can be full following heavy winter rainfall
10 feet
Trailhead Elevation
68 feet
Top Elevation
BLM King Range Project Office, 768 Shelter Cove Rd., Whitehorn 95589; (707)986-5400; www.ca.blm.gov/arcata
Local Contacts
USGS Petrolia and Cooskie Creek; BLM King Range
Local Maps

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