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Lost Coast Trail: Mattole to Black Sands Beach

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The Lost Coast Trail Guide

Itinerary

Mattole Trailhead
8.4 mi • 200 ft gain
Randal Creek
8 mi • 200 ft gain
Big Flat
8.6 mi • 0 ft gain
Black Sands Beach Trailhead
Driving directions
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How to get a permit

This trip requires a King Range Wilderness Permit (Lost Coast). Reservations depend on your start date:

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Jan–Dec

Limited number of permits available.

2 options


A

Online reservations

Opens3 months ahead7 AM PT
ClosesDay of11:59 PM PT
3 months ahead – day of
Book online
Advance release: 3 months ahead at 7 AM PT
Book online

B

In-person reservations

OpensDay of8 AM PT
ClosesDay of4:30 PM PT
day of

Don’t want to miss the deadline?

Let us know when you want to go and we’ll remind you to book.


Permit details

Here is how to fill out the King Range Wilderness Permit (Lost Coast) application:

Starting TrailheadMattole Trailhead
Ending TrailheadBlack Sands Beach Trailhead

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