Coastal Trail

  1. California Coastal Trail
  2. Hiking the Coastal Trail book by Rob Lorentzen and Richard Nichols
  3. Coastal Trail in Del Norte County
    1. Last Chance Section = 13 miles
    2. DeMartin Section = 12.6 miles
    3. Hidden Beach Section = 7.8 miles
  4. Coastal Trail in Humboldt County
    1. Gold Bluffs Beach Section
    2. Skunk Cabbage Section = 7.6 miles
    3. Redwood Creek Section
    4. Stone Lagoon Section
    5. Big Lagoon Section
    6. Patrick’s Point Section
    7. Stagecoach Road Section
    8. Little River and Clam Beach Section
    9. Hammond Trail
    10. Mad River Beach
    11. Lanphere Dunes
    12. Manila Dunes
    13. Samoa Dunes
    14. Bay Route
    15. Table Bluff Section
    16. Centerville Beach
    17. Mattole Road
    18. Lost Coast Trail
  5. Coastal Trail in Mendocino County
    1. Sinkyone Trail

Bigfoot Trail

  1. Bigfoot Trail Alliance
  2. 360 miles through 32 conifer species in the Klamath Mountains
  3. 8 sections of the Trail:
    1. Yolla Bolly – Middle Eel Wilderness = 33.6 miles
    2. Trinity River Region = 65.2 miles
    3. Trinity Alps Wilderness = 57 miles
    4. Russian Wilderness = 14.3 miles
    5. Marble Mountain Wilderness = 60.9 miles
    6. Red Buttes Wilderness = 41.3 miles
    7. Siskiyou Wilderness = 43.8 miles
    8. Redwood Forest Region = 40.3 miles 
  4. List of conifers species on Bigfoot Trail


Lost Coast Headlands

Lost Coast Headlands consists of two moderate trails to secluded, rugged beaches, at the end of the road to Centerville Beach in Ferndale. The first is Fleener Creek Trail, 0.5 miles downhill to the beach. Guthrie Creek Trail is 1.0 miles downhill to the beach. Both can be difficult and possibly unsafe in muddy conditions, especially Guthrie Creek Trail that has a steep muddy patch right before the beach that some people were turning back from. Fleener Creek Trail has a large driftwood pile that must be carefully crossed, or short wood stairs leading to a creek crossing, after a steep muddy descent to the beach that a sign at the trailhead warns about. If you have bad knees or ankles, you might not want to try these trails in winter, and walking poles are recommended.
















Lost Coast Trail


  • 24.8 miles along the Pacific Ocean north of Shelter Cove
  • Mattole Beach to Black Sand Beach in Shelter Cover
  • 3-4 days each way
  • Usually hiked north to south for wind reasons


  • 22.1 miles along the Pacific Ocean south of Shelter Cove
  • Needle Rock Beach  to Usal Beach
  • 3-4 days each way
  • Usually hiked north to south for wind reasons




Humboldt County Parks

  1. Arcata Community Forest (City of Arcata)
  2. Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary (City of Arcata)
  3. A.W. Way County Park
  4. Big Lagoon County Park
  5. Centerville County Park and Beach
  6. Clam Beach County Park
  7. Crab Park
  8. Jimmy Smith Fields Landing Boat Launching Facility
  9. Freshwater Park
  10. Headwaters Forest Reserve
  11. Jacoby Creek Community Forest
  12. Lacks Creek BLM Management Area
  13. Luffenholtz Beach & County Park
  14. Ma-le’l Dunes Cooperative Management Area
  15. Mad River Beach County Park
  16. Margerite Lockwood Park
  17. McKay Community Forest
  18. Moonstone Beach County Park
  19. Pedrazzini Boat Ramp
  20. Samoa County Park
  21. Table Bluff County Park
  22. Van Duzen County Park

Humboldt State Parks

  1. Azalea State Reserve
  2. Dewitt Redwoods State Natural Reserve
  3. Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  4. Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area
  5. Little River State Beach
  6. Benbow State Recreation Area
  7. Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park
  8. Humboldt Lagoons State Park
  9. Humboldt Redwoods State Park
  10. Lost Coast Headlands
  11. Patrick’s Point State Park
  12. Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park
  13. Richardson Grove State Park
  14. Punta Gorda Lighthouse 
  15. Trinidad State Beach
  16. Samoa Dunes State Recreation Area

Lost Coast

The Lost Coast is a rugged coastal wilderness that feels like an escape to another world. As the longest undeveloped coastal region in the contiguous US, you can hike along the ocean for days.