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The Lost Coast: Saddle Mountain Summit to Sea

June 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - June 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

Lost Coast Trail Saddle Mountain Summit to Sea Hike

Big mountain views-Majestic Wildlife-Vivid night skies

Climbing mountains is one of our passions and what better place to do it in the magic mountains of the Lost Coast. With a wide range of geologic features that have dramatically changed over time and the impressive King’s Range mountains stretching as far as the eye can see, this adventure is one of our favorites. Get ready to climb King’s Peak, the tallest and most magnificent of all the King’s Range! Don’t worry, you still get to put your toes on the sand when you finish your trip oceanside with a sense of accomplishment and wonder for our lush beauty here in Humboldt County.

  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Difficulty Level: 5
  • Duration: **4 Days/3 Nights
  • Solitude Level: 4

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


  • Day One (June 12, 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 (June 13) : Backpack to Maple Camp
  • Day Three (June 14) : Backpack to Big Flat
  • Day Four (June 15) : Backpack to Gitchell Creek
  • Day Five (June 16) : On our final day we will pack up, enjoy a hearty breakfast and hike 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.



June 12, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
June 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
Event Category:


Lost Coast Adventure Tours


20 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!!

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

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