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Lost Coast Trail

24 miles (38 km) • California, U.S.

The Lost Coast Trail is one of the only coastal wilderness experiences in the contiguous United States. Earning its name after California’s HWY 1 had to be routed around this rugged section of the coastline, the 24-mile trail follows the beach of the King Range Conservation Area and is one of the most unique backpacking experiences in the world. Daily encounters include whales, elephant seals, coyotes, and bears; while the trail shows off tide pools, wildflower-covered mountains, and stunning waterfalls from the adjacent cliffsides into the ocean.

$4.99 full guide
24 mi (38 km)
$4.99 full guide

Lost Coast Trail Map

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Works Offline, No Data Required
Trusted Trail Data
Built for Community
Offline Maps
Detailed Waypoints
Tailored to You

How can I get it?

The Lost Coast Trail map is available as an in-app purchase in our Guthook Guides app, a free download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store.

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The Lost Coast Trail is one of the only coastal wilderness experiences in the contiguous United States. Earning its name after California’s HWY 1 had to be routed around this rugged section of the coastline, the 24-mile trail follows the beach of the King Range Conservation Area and is one of the most unique backpacking experiences in the world. Daily encounters include whales, elephant seals, coyotes, and bears; while the trail shows off tide pools, wildflower-covered mountains, and stunning waterfalls from the adjacent cliffsides into the ocean.

This guides includes the 24 miles from Mattole to Shelter Cove (Black Sands Beach).

$4.99

The Western Hiker Special (also known as the Super Hiker Special) includes the entire Pacific Crest Trail + John Muir Trail + Tahoe Rim Trail + Wonderland Trail + Lost Coast Trail + Whitney Trail: a 33% savings over buying the sections separately.

$49.99

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