As always beautiful views of the ocean, maybe see an eagle or two and seals. A little muddy so wear hiking shoes. And bring a real camera for the best pictures.
We did the first part of the hike and we went on a Friday morning in September and returned the next afternoon. What an amazing experience. Make sure you time the tides correctly and use a map.
A hidden road in a quaint town leads through an enchanted forest that twists and turns for miles and miles and finally pours you out on a black sand beach! The road is very long, and very beat up. And there are free range cows RIGHT on it at times :) But, the drive is stunning, and the black sand... 更多
Well I have only done one other backpacking trip, but this one was so hard for me. So I hike around the Bay Area hills a couple times a month and I knew this would be a stretch for me, but dang, I was happy to be back on solid ground at the end. Hiking in the sinking sand and... 更多
You do have to drive a pretty curvy road, and fairly steep descent into the Cove, But very worth it. You want to head to the Lighthouse where there is public parking, and picnic tables. There are nice plaques by the Lighthouse explaing the history behind it. There is also a granite statue you will see near the road coming... 更多
We found driving along the coast could simultaneously evoke two strong emotions; Delight, with the amazing natural beauty of the California coast which is beyond description, and repeated moments of Terror, with the cliff-edge driving conditions. If you drive from north to south along the west coast, you will be driving along the outside western edge of a steep cliff... 更多
We camped just one night at the Lost Coast Trailhead but those few hours left such a powerful impression that we want to return and spend more time there, perhaps take the 25-mile trek down the Trail. We had 3 small children with us (ages 4, 2 and 3 months) so we stayed close to the camping area. Within 200... 更多
it is a very difficult drive and I wouldn't drive it myself, but my husband is a great driver so I just sat back and enjoyed the wonderful scenery. The coast itself is some of the most spectacular scenery we saw driving 1600 miles in northern california.
We travelled from the avenue of the giants in the redwood park via Mattole road (paved but very narrow and rough in parts) over the coast mountains to the village of Petrolia then on through the lost coast to Ferndale, about 3 hours and 80 miles. What a trip! The first portion is through gigantic red wood groves (the Roosevelt... 更多