Lost Coast - King Range Loop

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Lost Coast - King Range Loop is a 44.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Shelter Cove, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
44.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8953 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

wildlife

A four-day trek beginning at Shelter Cove. Camp the first night at Buck Creek and hike the next day to King Peak at 4,000 ft. Camp at Miller Loop camp where there is a freshwater spring nearby. Hike from there down Kingsley Ridge and back to the beach where you can spend a third night. From there, travel along the beach to Horse Mountain Creek where you can spend the last night before the short jaunt back to Shelter Cove. For the sheer variety of terrain, foliage, and vistas, this is a great trip. See whales a few hundred yards offshore, barking sea lions, thousands of lizards, some snakes, deer, etc. Bear cans are required.