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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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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!!

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

Covid-19 Updates

We will be resuming shuttle services for the Lost Coast Trail on Friday, June 26th 2020.  If you are interested in making a reservation for a shuttle please contact us at info@lostcoastadventures.com or call us at 707-986-9895 for further information. We will be assisting in the reservation process until further notice. Online reservations are still suspended.