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The Lost Coast’s Spanish Ridge Expedition (Sold Out)

May 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Lost Coast Trail Spanish Ridge Expedition hike

Pristine Coastal Views-Stargazing-Wildflower Meadows

This journey is designed with some of the most beautiful sights in store for you. From colorful wildflowers that decorate the mountainside to the salty spray of the ocean, we bring one of the most well-rounded backpacking trips to our schedule. Whale watching and seeing the sun rise or set over the ocean are all possible during this adventure. Stories of hidden treasure at Spanish Flat bring an edge of excitement and our guides have all the best tales saved for you…

  • Distance: 21 miles
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Duration: **4 Days/3 Nights
  • Solitude Level: 4

**These dates do not include the pre-trip meeting the day before departure


  • Day One ( May 29, day before hike) : 5:00 pm pre-trip meeting and gear check. Get a chance to meet your guides and enjoy a campfire with dinner.
  • Day Two (May 30) : Backpack to Spanish Flat
  • Day Three (May 31):Backpack to Big Flat
  • Day Four (June1) : Backpack to Gitchell Creek
  • Day Five (June 2) : On our final day we will pack up, enjoy a hearty breakfast and hike out to Black Sands Beach, debrief and depart

Where do we meet?

We meet at Black Sands Beach Parking lot (map). Don’t hesitate to call our office for directions!

For all overnight backpacking trips, we recommend you arrive in town a day early and make arrangements to stay at Wailaki Campground. They operate on a first come first serve basis and are $8.00 per night. This is where we will hold our pre-trip meeting, gear check, and dinner. We do not make reservations for these sites through our office, you can get more information through the BLM California office (707-986-5400).

Please see the Tour page for details about your guides, weather information, and frequently asked questions. See the full cancellation policy for guided hikes.



May 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
June 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Lost Coast Adventure Tours


21 Miles
**4 Days/3 Nights
Difficulty Level
Solitude Level


Black Sands Beach
985 Beach Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589 United States
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Fantastic Mother's Day hike!

Kevin Morris

What a fantastic Day Hike we had on Mother's day. Very professional guides. We met at Black Sands Beach, Shelter Cove. We were shuttled up to the trailhead after receiving Mother's Day Flowers. We did the six-mile hike down the ridge to the beach. The guides had great energy and really knew their stuff about the wildlife, plants and trees and the history of the King Range. When we arrived at the beach we were served a hearty lunch. We watched the whales as they breached the surface of the water, their entire body flying out of the water. What an incredible experience. A true adventure... Can't wait for the overnight hike!!

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