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#57 of 90 state parks in California

Best trails in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, California? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, backpacking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 3 hard trails in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park ranging from 9.4 to 24.6 miles and from 26 to 1,473 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Along California's legendary "Lost Coast" is the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park. This rugged wilderness boasts miles of trails, backcountry camping, and incredible coastline.

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Map of trails in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
Park information
Acreage:
6,925 acres
Park hours
Monday
dawn - dusk
Tuesday
dawn - dusk
Wednesday
dawn - dusk
Thursday
dawn - dusk
Friday
dawn - dusk
Saturday
dawn - dusk
Sunday
dawn - dusk
Contact
707-247-3318
Helpful links
Top trails (5)
#1 - Sinkyone Wilderness Segment- Lost Coast Trail
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
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Length: 27.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
As of July 2020, California parks have reopened trails and beaches and are accessible to vehicles. However campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, high public-use indoor facilities, museums, special events and tours continue to be closed and canceled until further notice. Please visit the park page for more information. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429 Show more
#2 - Lost Coast, Wheeler, Hotel Glutch Trails Loop
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
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Length: 20.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
As of July 2020, California parks have reopened trails and beaches and are accessible to vehicles. However campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, high public-use indoor facilities, museums, special events and tours continue to be closed and canceled until further notice. Please visit the park page for more information. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429 NOTE: Users have reported that this section of the Lost Coast Trail is overgrown and unmaintained. The route may be difficult to hike for inexperienced hikers. The route on this page has the hiker turning onto an undeveloped road after Wheeler Camp. This route can also be done by turning back at Jackass Camp or Wheeler Camp and returning the way you came.Show more
#3 - Lost Coast Trail: Needle Rock to Wheeler Camp
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
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Length: 9.8 mi • Est. 5 h 6 m
As of July 2020, California parks have reopened trails and beaches and are accessible to vehicles. However campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, high public-use indoor facilities, museums, special events and tours continue to be closed and canceled until further notice. Please visit the park page for more information. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429 Show more
#4 - Lost Coast Trail: Bear Harbor to Mistake Point
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
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Length: 9.4 mi • Est. 5 h 46 m
As of July 2020, California parks have reopened trails and beaches and are accessible to vehicles. However campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, high public-use indoor facilities, museums, special events and tours continue to be closed and canceled until further notice. Please visit the park page for more information. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429 Show more
#5 - Lost Coast Trail: Usal to Wheeler Camp
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park
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Length: 24.6 mi • Est. Multi-day
As of July 2020, California parks have reopened trails and beaches and are accessible to vehicles. However campgrounds, visitor centers, picnic areas, high public-use indoor facilities, museums, special events and tours continue to be closed and canceled until further notice. Please visit the park page for more information. https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=429 NOTE: Users have reported that this section of the Lost Coast Trail is overgrown and unmaintained. The route may be difficult to hike for inexperienced hikers.Show more