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!
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:
If you’re not ready to brave the rain, your best bet is to book a canceled permit.
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Oct 2, 2021, Jordan Vincent
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.