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A piece of untouched lost paradise!

Just researching about this remote California's Pacific Coastal area was so intriguing and... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Eva S
Culver City, California
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One more hike off my bucket list.

As an avid backpacker, my bucket list is longer than my available time. The Lost Coast was one I... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2017
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Just researching about this remote California's Pacific Coastal area was so intriguing and exciting! The Lost Coast was part of our 1590mi-6days-NoCal motorcycle adventure to celebrate my retirement. So in a really beautiful Saturday morning after riding and hiking a bit throughout the Ave of...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 1 July 2017

As an avid backpacker, my bucket list is longer than my available time. The Lost Coast was one I wanted to do with friends, and we hit the coast on June 14 (you need to work around the tides, as some areas are not passable...More

1  Thank Scoutmaster_T1020
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Northern 1/2 is 25 miles of hiking in sand and rock from pebble to boulder size. Started at Mattole Beach, and stopped at Shelter Cove.

Thank SierraE10
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I think this was my most favorite place to go to on the north coast. We Enjoyed the scenery and it felt good to be able to walk/bike on this trail. Definitely bring some nice shoes though.

Thank jeffsorenson82
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Absolutely no surface on the roads, no more than a dirt track in places. No cell phone coverage. Visitors should be warned that unless they are driving an all terrain vehicle they should avoid this area. Even our GPS told us to turn back because...More

1  Thank planb4ugoCork
Reviewed 7 February 2017

As always beautiful views of the ocean, maybe see an eagle or two and seals. A little muddy so wear hiking shoes. And bring a real camera for the best pictures.

Reviewed 17 January 2017

We did the first part of the hike and we went on a Friday morning in September and returned the next afternoon. What an amazing experience. Make sure you time the tides correctly and use a map.

Thank Katy B
Reviewed 9 November 2016

A hidden road in a quaint town leads through an enchanted forest that twists and turns for miles and miles and finally pours you out on a black sand beach! The road is very long, and very beat up. And there are free range cows...More

7  Thank Christine H
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Well I have only done one other backpacking trip, but this one was so hard for me. So I hike around the Bay Area hills a couple times a month and I knew this would be a stretch for me, but dang, I was happy...More

2  Thank cindyrdh
Reviewed 21 September 2016

At the edge of the universe, 25 miles long. The trek is doable in 3D/2N depending on how much hiking daily and timing of the tides. This is not about being fit (though it helps) but about the power of nature. There are 3 impassables,...More

1  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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Deepali G
11 August 2016|
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Response from astraAustin_TX | Reviewed this property |
You might try calling Inn of the Lost Coast for info. We drove the lost coast on Mattole Rd between Petrolia and Ferndale. It was amazing and spectacular, but I wouldn't have been in the car with anyone but my husband... More
30 March 2015|
Response from VonHumboldt |
It's too late for your trip, I'm sure, but in case anyone else has the same question ... There's a fairly large parking lot with free parking at the trailhead in Shelter Cove. It's a better option than Hidden Valley, which... More