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Lost Coast Loop

Parking iconRestrooms iconPicnic Tables iconCamping iconNo Cell Reception iconBeach Access iconWildlife Viewing iconElk Viewing iconDogs on Leash iconFishing iconStrenuous Trail icon

No cell phone receptionThis location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly. We recommend that you download the PDF trail data sheet below to your device prior to your trip to this location.

The famous Lost Coast trail gets more foot traffic on its northern section, so if you are looking to get off the beaten path and explore the Sinkyone Wilderness, this is the trail for you. 17 miles and over 4,000 feet of gain and loss means that all hikers should be prepared for a physically strenuous adventure. Trekking poles and sturdy boots are highly recomended. The trail can be overgrown in the summer seasons, so come prepared to bush wack and watch out for ticks. Since there are no facilities or cell service, all visitors must pack in and pack out their own food and water (or water filter as there are several stream crossings). Make it an overnight trip and camp at Little Jackass or Wheeler campgrounds. 
More information at the California State Parks website here.  

Lost Coast Loop trail map

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Trail Latitude (X): 39.8348057

Trail Longitude (Y): -123.8498252

Mapping: View vicinity on Google Maps (see Trail Map above or Trail Data Sheet PDF under the Information tab for a more precise map)

Trail Length: 17 miles