Lost Coast Trail Guided Hikes
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Please email us before booking to confirm guided trip has met the minimum attendance.

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

Book a guided trip with us and enjoy all the big name amenities without the hefty branded price.

Explore the great outdoors with our expert guided hike services, where we specialize in tailoring each experience to fit your needs. Whether you're a beginner taking your first steps on the trail or an experienced hiker seeking new challenges, our dedicated guides ensure your safety and provide a wealth of knowledge, making every excursion unique and memorable.

Lost Coast Guided Trip Dates are up for 2024!

Don't miss out! Make sure you are signed up for our e-newsletter to be updated on upcoming guided hike dates and locations. Below are the stats of our typical Lost Coast Trail hike. We are also in the process of adding the Trinity Alps, Redwoods Back-country. The southern section of the Lost Coast Trail has been added! 

The Lost Coast Trail

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

We are now offering a week of guided day hikes to private groups! Must have at least 6 participants. This is a great option for team-building, family retreats, and students. Email us at tours@lostcoastadventures.com to inquire and receive further details. 

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 do not include meals for your backpacking trip. Hiker does have the option to include meals for an extra fee. Tents and backpacks are available for those who do not have their own. 

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 adventures can include your meals for an additional fee.
  • Shuttle transportation, Blacksands to Basecamp & Basecamp to Trailheads. Meeting location for all guided trips is 865 Beach Rd, Whitethorn CA 95589
  • We will provide bear canisters at no extra charge 

What's Not Included

We don't provide the following:

  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Rain-gear
  • Water bottles
  • Headlamps
  • Personal items
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping equipment.
  • Meals for your hike unless addional fee is paid or it is an expedition hike experience
  • 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.


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!


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How do I register for a hike?

Click on the Guided Hike event calendar. Select a hike date that interests you and send in your deposit! We will contact you as soon as the trip has met the minimum to go over trip details and bill you for the remaining balance. 

Where do we meet?

We will always meet at:

Blacksand's Beach Trailhead 

865 Beach Rd, Whitethorn, CA 95589

The only time the meeting point will be different is if you have a private group and we are doing an airport or special pick up at a designated location. 

What should we bring?

You can download our recommended gear list for overnight trips. Guides will also be in contact personally to go over your list. 

Do you rent backpacking gear?

We  bear canisters and water filtration systems for our scheduled overnight trips. We do have tents and backpacks available for those who do not have their own. We do not have sleeping pads/bags available or hiking poles. 

What is the best month to go out on the trail?

All months have their pros and cons. It truly just depends on the type of experience you are looking for. If you go to our guided hike schedule each trip will have a little description of what that month has to provide for you. 

Is this trail for beginners?

Yes and no. This trail is difficult and can take a toll even on the most avid hikers. The terrain is unlike anywhere else. It can be achieved by beginner hikers as long as you are phyiscally able, mentally prepared, and take our guides advise throughout the trek. We stretch the hike out over 4 days/3nights and have expert guides helping you every step of the way. 

Why go with us?

We are locals to the land and give an experience unlike any outfitter out there. It is professionable, personable, and afforadable. We are able to give you the local history and know this trail like the back of our hand. Our lead guide has been sub-contracted by REI for the past 7 years to lead this hike for them. We are the people others come to. You are booking directly with the source. 

What is the Lost Coast Trail?

The lost Coast trail is a stretch of 50 miles along the Pacific Ocean. There is the Northern Section and Southern Section. They are split into 2 sections, people either do one or the other. The Northern Section is the most common. The Southern Section is equally beautiful but less maintained. This trail is true raw rural beauty and becoming among the most popular destinations. 

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 five 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 a mont 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.