Lost Coast Trail

United States United States

Worth knowing

The Lost Coast Trail runs for a length of 41 kilometers through Kalifornien in the United States.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as easy and it usually takes 2 days to walk the Lost Coast Trail.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are completely self-sufficient..
There are no grocery stores along the way, so you have to take all the food you need with you for the entire trail.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is not allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Lost Coast Trail

41 km
Elevation gain
450 m
Elevation loss
400 m
Highest Point
41 m
Lowest Point
0 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
41 km
450 m
400 m
41 m
0 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Lost Coast Trail
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Lost Coast Trail
Wilderness / Virtually no people and no settlements

The best time to hike the Lost Coast Trail is:


Arrival to the Lost Coast Trail

You will arrive via San Francisco International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus / Taxi. Duration approx. 7 hours.

Departure from the Lost Coast Trail

Departure is via San Francisco International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Taxi. Takes about 13 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Lost Coast Trail

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