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The Lost Coast Trail

July 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Joey and Shannon Hodgson hike the Lost Coast Trail

Challenging Hiking. Rejuvenating Solitude. Techniques and Skills. Impressive Views

The name of this trip speaks for itself and this may be the trip you have been waiting for all along. A bucket list item that you have dreamed of. Embarking upon this journey means that you will complete a full 25-mile shoreline stretch of the Lost Coast. Whether you hope to see a variety of wildlife, such as elk or elephant seals, or sit and watch the stars from the bluffs, this is the trip for you. A true adventure trail (because nobody knows more secret spots than our guides do…)

  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Duration: **4 Days/3 Nights
  • Solitude Level: 3

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


  • Day One (July 30, 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 (July 31) : Meet at the parking lot at Black Sands Beach at 6:30 am. Pack up the van and depart by no later than 7:00 am. Arrive at Trailhead around 9:00 am and depart on hike around 9:15 towards Cooskie Creek.
  • Day Three(August 1) : Backpack to Spanish Flat
  • Day Four (August 2) : Backpack to Miller Flat
  • Day Five (August 3) : On our final day we will pack up, enjoy a hearty breakfast and backpack 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.


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July 30, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
August 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Lost Coast Adventure Tours


4 Days/3 Nights
Difficulty Level
Solitude Level


Black Sands Beach
985 Beach Road
Whitethorn, CA 95589 United States
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Crystal Hammond Keppeler

Thank you for guiding us on an unforgettable mothers day hike!

Don’t see the hike for you? Request a custom tour here.

Covid-19 Updates (Great News)

As of June 15th, our shuttle service will go back to operating at full capacity. Safety precautions will still be taken to insure the well being of our passengers. If you do not feel comfortable sharing a shuttle with other groups, please contact us about booking a private shuttle. We appreciate your understanding and support as we transition back to normal operations.

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