Lost Coast Bear Harbor to Usal Camp

Redway, California 95560

Lost Coast Bear Harbor to Usal Camp

Lost Coast: Bear Harbor to Usal Camp Professional Review and Guide

"The Lost Coast Trail explores a remote and wild section of California. So many folks dream about finding themselves on the Lost Coast, but only lucky souls get the chance. This is the land with jaw-dropping perpendicular views, black sand beaches, and brilliant wildflower displays. On this journey, you’ll encounter many fern-encased creeks, experience relaxing seclusion, and discover numerous stately redwood groves."

Lost Coast: Bear Harbor to Usal Camp Reviews

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8/27/2002
Absolutely gorgeous hike but with more people than expected for the Lost Coast. We hiked from Usal to Bear Harbor and back. The trail is in excellent condition but is strenous if you do it in two days. We spent the first night at Little Jackass on the beach. 8 other people were there when we arrived but left before evening. Two elk have decided that they own the trail next to the upper toilet and weren''''t about to let us pass the next morning (rutting season is almost upon us). A rather exciting 1 hour detour through ferns and blackberries while keeping an eye on them meant we could continue on the trail. Hiked out to Bear Harbor and then back to Usal on day two. Tiring but doable if you''''re not carrying all of your gear the entire way. We picked ours up at Little Jackass on the way back. Still, took us from 10am to 8pm to do the whole thing. Totally worth it. Poison oak around and were wearing shorts, but didn''''t get anywhere except a little scratch on arm. What a great place. Plenty of places to camp (beaches and bluffs), plenty of stream water.
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Trail Information

Redway
Nearby City
33
Distance
10,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
at least 3 days
Duration
Year-round
Season
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Bear Harbor; Sinkyone Wilderness State Park Map
Local Maps

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Oct 2018