Lost Coast Trail Guided Hikes

Welcome to Your Adventure on the Lost Coast

Explore the Lost Coast's best-kept secrets with our professional guides who were born and raised on the trails of Humboldt County

We'll take care of the details

Let us cater to you on and off the trail to create the experience you have dreamt of.  With a variety of choices from day hikes to backpacking trips, we want to be a part of a memorable journey that you will cherish forever. Whether this is your first time hiking or your one hundred and first, we are happy to offer options to accommodate the type of adventure you are looking for.

Campers during Lost Coast Adventure Tours

Backpacking the Lost Coast Trail: April 23, 2019 and May 14th, 2019

Joey and Shannon Hodgson hike the Lost Coast Trail

A bucket list item that you have dreamed about. 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 Elephant Seals, or sit and watch the stars from the bluffs, this is the trip for you. A true adventure trip because nobody knows more secret spots than our guides do.

  • Activity: Backpacking
  • Distance: 25 miles
  • Difficulty Level: 4
  • Duration: **5 Days/4 Nights
  • Solitude Level: 3

* Subject to change for a variety of reasons (for example, tides) but we will be as consistent as possible with the schedule above

For all overnight backpacking trips we now offer two pick-up from two different REI locations in Corte Madera and Santa Rosa! See the FAQ below or the event detail page for more info. 

What You Need to Know About Lost Coast Guided Hikes

We will help you properly equip yourself and prepare for a multi-day backpacking trip. Learn basic backcountry skills, including (but not limited to) leave no trace, basic navigation, outdoor cooking and shelter building.

Permits and campsite fees are included along with stoves, fuel, cooking gear, group filtration systems. Our guided adventure includes all your backcountry meals throughout the trip and a pre-trip dinner. Transportation is also included along with bear canisters, group gear, and tents.

What's Included

Explore the trails best kept secrets with our professional guides who were born and raised on the coast of Humboldt County.

We will help you properly equip yourself and prepare for a multi-day backpacking trip. You'll learn basic backcountry skills, including, but not limited to:

  • Leave no trace
  • Basic navigation
  • Outdoor cooking and shelter building.
  • Permits and campsite fees are included along with stoves, fuel, cooking gear, group filtration systems.
  • Our guided adventure includes all your backcountry meals throughout the trip, and a catered pre-trip dinner and campfire.
  • Transportation to the trailhead from black sands beach (for day hikes) or one of two REI locations (for backpacking trips) is also included along with free parking for the duration of the trip.
  • We will provide bear canisters at no extra charge and tents are available for rental at a discounted group price.

What's Not Included

We don't provide the following:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Rain-gear
  • Water bottles
  • Headlamps
  • Personal items
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping equipment.
  • Breakfast or lunch the day before the trip
  • Lunch or dinner the afternoon we return
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuity

See the gear list download in the FAQ section below for more information.

Safety Considerations

We put safety at the forefront of every trip. Strict emergency procedures are put in place to ensure that you are protected during the duration of our tour. Our tours are led by professional guides, who have grown up in Humboldt County. All have wilderness first aid, wilderness first responder and/or wilderness EMT training. We always carry GPS and devices that allow us to ensure our participants and employees a comprehensive risk management policy.

Weather

Below we have provided an average of high and lows on the coast but keep in mind temperatures have gotten as warm as 94 degrees F in the warmest summers and dropped below 20 degrees F in the coldest winter months.

Our guides will provide you with a weather update one week before your trip and then again at the pre-trip meeting the night before. Our goal is to make sure you are entirely prepared for whatever Mother Nature may bring!

MonthAverage HighAverage Low
May6048
June6250
July6452
August6453
September6450

FAQ

Cancellation Policy

Guided Hikes Cancellation Policies

Our goal is to work with you when life presents us with scheduling challenges, to ensure your best experience and the convenience of other participants we have designed the following set of guidelines. Please feel free to contact us at tours@lostcoastadventures.com before you register if you have any additional questions.

Overnight Trips

  • 28 days before departure you qualify for a full refund or transfer to a trip (@the same cost within three months) with room available.
  • 14-27 days you are eligible for 50% or a transfer to a trip (@ the same cost with room available within three months)
  • 8-13 days you are eligible for a 25% refund
  • 7 days or less, your trip is non-refundable unless we cancel a trip due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances in which we will give you a 48-hour notice.

We must receive a minimum of six participants to run our backpacking trips in order to make it the best experience possible for the group. If we do not receive our minimum within 6 days of departure we have the right to make the unfortunate decision to cancel or re-schedule. In this case, we will fully refund your money and give you a phone call and an email letting you know.

Thank you for understanding that we are a small company working to make everyone's schedules work to the best of our ability.

Day Hikes

  • 28 days before departure you qualify for a full refund or transfer to a trip (@the same cost within three months) with room available.
  • 14-27 days you are eligible for 50% or a transfer to a trip (@ the same cost with room available within three months)
  • 8-13 days you are eligible for a 25% refund
  • 7 days or less, your trip is non-refundable unless we cancel a trip due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances in which we will give you a 48-hour notice.

We must receive a minimum of four participants to run our day trips in order to make it the best experience possible for the group. If we do not receive our minimum within 24 hours prior to departure we have the right to make the unfortunate decision to cancel or re-schedule. In that case, we will fully refund your money and give you a phone call and an email letting you know.

Thank you for understanding that we are a small company working to meet everyone's schedules work to the best of our ability.