Lost Coast Trail North Section

Petrolia, California 95558

Lost Coast Trail North Section

Lost Coast Trail: North Section Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The Lost Coast is a strip of rugged Northern California coastline between where CA 1 bends inland in the south and the Mattole River enters the ocean near Petrolia in the north. The steep topography forced highway engineers to retreat inland to find more hospitable terrain suitable for a north-to-south byway. Combined with some outstanding scenery, the lack of a road and the inevitable, corresponding development has created a veritable hikers’ paradise. The area’s premier long-distance path, the Lost Coast Trail is also perhaps the finest trail along the entire Pacific Coast. The seaside community of Shelter Cove near the midpoint divides the trail; the following description covers the north segment."

Lost Coast Trail: North Section Reviews

With no reviews, your opinion of this trail could be huge! Help other outdoor enthusiasts today.

Lost Coast Trail: North Section Photos

Trail Information

Nearby City
200 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3–4 days
Even though the Lost Coast Trail can be hiked any time the weather is accommodating, spring and fall are usually the two best seasons. While temperatures are generally moderate during summer, fog oftentimes drapes the Northern California coastline with an omnipresent veil. Along with clearer skies,
King Range & Sinkyone Wilderness
Local Contacts

Activity Feed

Dec 2018