The Lost Coast Trail in California is a 24 mile stretch of wilderness, still left untouched by developers and motorized vehicles. This portion of the California coast is unable to be developed because of the rough terrain, but there is plenty to be explored on foot. There are two sections of the Lost Coast hike that are impassible unless the tide is low, and we found ourselves doing a bit of waiting at one crossing.
There is no shortage of wildlife on this hike - we saw plenty of deer, sea lions, seals, otters, and even whales. Weather plays a big part on the Lost Coast Trail as well, with a wide range of temperatures and apparent micro-climates as the hiking terrain changes. Much of the hike is through sand, small pebbles, and rocks, so definitely pack some ankle support, and don't forget your sunscreen.
This is a beautiful hike exploring a special section of Humboldt County that is unseen by most, and is recommended for any backpacker hitting the Northern California area. Please enjoy some photos from 3 days on The Lost Coast.