Lost Coast Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Humboldt County, California. It is within King Range Wilderness Area and King Range National Conservation Area. It is 25.1 miles long and begins at 35 feet altitude. There is a total elevation gain of 617 feet. The Black Sands Beach is near the trailhead.
Lost Coast Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Established in 2006 as one of the state’s newest wilderness areas, the 42,585-acre King Range Wilderness encompasses the rugged and wild coastline of the northern Lost Coast. It includes the western flanks of the King Range, which lurch upward from the ocean to its high point atop 4088- foot King Peak, less than 3 miles from the coast. Small streams carve deep ravines through the coastal bluffs, providing water and oceanside campsites for beach-walking hikers, while rugged and seldomtraveled trails journey through the high, dry interior of the King Range."
--Author varies by trail, Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State (Wilderness Press).
"Penetrated by only a few narrow, winding roads, the Lost Coast is the most remote and inaccessible section of the California coastline. The wild, rugged shore and the soaring peaks of the King Range are only visited by backpackers, ambitious dayhikers, and walkabout adventurers."
--Tom Courtney, Walkabout Northern California: Hiking Inn to Inn (Wilderness Press).
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