71% of all 2022 Lost Coast permits have already been booked

On October 1st, 2021, backpacking permits to hike the Lost Coast trail in 2022 were released. One day later, on October 2nd, only 29% of all 2022 permits remain!

Remaining 2022 Lost Coast permits 1 day after release, on October 2, 2021

It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking for weekday or weekend permits. Almost all permits have already been booked for spring, summer, and fall 2022.

The only remaining permits are for January, February, November, and December. Unfortunately, these months are the rainiest. They see between 11 and 12 days of rain:

Number of rainy days per month

If you’re not ready to brave the rain, your best bet is to book a canceled permit.

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The permit availability data was collected on Recreation.gov at 9 AM PDT on October 2, 2021.

The monthly rainfall data is provided by NOAA. The chart shows monthly averages at the Shelter Cove, CA weather station.