Lost Coast Trail King Range Wilderness Loop Backpacking

Redway, California

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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.

Lost Coast Trail: King Range Wilderness Loop (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Redway
Distance: 30.6
Elevation Gain: 5,800 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 3-4 days
Season: Spring and fall
Local Contacts: King Range Wilderness and Conservation Area
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min. Shelter Cove, Shubrick Peak, and Honeydew; King Range National Conservation Area by the BLM
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Coast Trail: King Range Wilderness Loop (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/24/2011
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Good hike!, The guide was very good and pretty accurate. Make sure you load up with water before going up Rattlesnake Ridge. Maple camp was very nice and shady.



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May 2018