Lost Coast Trail Orchard Camp to Usal Camp Backpacking

Redway, California

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Dark cliffs tower more than 1000 feet above the crashing sea. Small creeks carve deep gullies between the bluffs, providing access to unusual black sand beaches and remote camping areas. The Lost Coast Trail tours it all on a point-to-point journey remarkable for its scenery, wildlife, and strenuous hiking.
Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

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Backpacking California: Mountain, Foothill, Coastal, & Desert Adventures in the Golden State

by Author varies by trail (Wilderness Press)

Dark cliffs tower more than 1000 feet above the crashing sea. Small creeks carve deep gullies between the bluffs, providing access to unusual black sand beaches and remote camping areas. The Lost Coast Trail tours it all on a point-to-point journey remarkable for its scenery, wildlife, and strenuous hiking.

© 2008 Author varies by trail/Wilderness Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Redway
Distance: 16.7
Elevation Gain: 3,800 feet
Trail Type: Shuttle
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 3 days
Season: Spring and fall
Local Contacts: Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-min. Hales Grove, Mistake Point, and Bear Harbor; California’s Lost Coast by Wilderness Press
Driving Directions: Directions to Lost Coast Trail: Orchard Camp to Usal Camp (Backpacking)

Recent Trail Reviews

6/23/2010
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I have been backpacking into Weaver and Jennie Lakes for the past fifteen years. The trip to Weaver is a mild hike with an elevation change of 800-1000 feet over 2-3 miles. The fishing is very good. There are several campsites spread around the lake. The water, while cold, is suitable for swimming. Expect day hikers and stock animals at any time. Temperatures are mild. Jennie Lake is a strenuous six to nine mile hike over aptly named "Poop-out Pass" but worth the extra effort. It is the big brother to Weaver in all aspects. Larger lake, larger fish, fewer folks. I use this area as a shakedown hike for my first year scouts and young children.



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