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Great Hike

As always beautiful views of the ocean, maybe see an eagle or two and seals. A little muddy so wear hiking shoes. And bring a real camera for the best pictures.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 February 2017
JLMCELROY
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

As always beautiful views of the ocean, maybe see an eagle or two and seals. A little muddy so wear hiking shoes. And bring a real camera for the best pictures.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We did the first part of the hike and we went on a Friday morning in September and returned the next afternoon. What an amazing experience. Make sure you time the tides correctly and use a map.

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

A hidden road in a quaint town leads through an enchanted forest that twists and turns for miles and miles and finally pours you out on a black sand beach! The road is very long, and very beat up. And there are free range cows RIGHT on it at times :) But, the drive is stunning, and the black sand... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Well I have only done one other backpacking trip, but this one was so hard for me. So I hike around the Bay Area hills a couple times a month and I knew this would be a stretch for me, but dang, I was happy to be back on solid ground at the end. Hiking in the sinking sand and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

At the edge of the universe, 25 miles long. The trek is doable in 3D/2N depending on how much hiking daily and timing of the tides. This is not about being fit (though it helps) but about the power of nature. There are 3 impassables, first one easily conquerable and the other two are 4 miles long each. Trail consists... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

You do have to drive a pretty curvy road, and fairly steep descent into the Cove, But very worth it. You want to head to the Lighthouse where there is public parking, and picnic tables. There are nice plaques by the Lighthouse explaing the history behind it. There is also a granite statue you will see near the road coming... More 

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Back packing trip of some of California's most unknown coast. Bring your sleeping bag, small tent and wear substantial shoes since lots of the hike is on sand. Light weight stuff only and get a bear can for food to discourage occasional black bears. You'll need someone to pick you up at Shelter Cove at the end of your hike.... More 

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Eureka, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I did this backpack long before August 2015, but the advice still stands. Once on the trail, keep moving so you won't be caught in a place you can't escape the tides; there are steep cliffs impossible to climb. This a roadless place. It's very beautiful and the trail is about 25 miles long, so two days' hike.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

We found driving along the coast could simultaneously evoke two strong emotions; Delight, with the amazing natural beauty of the California coast which is beyond description, and repeated moments of Terror, with the cliff-edge driving conditions. If you drive from north to south along the west coast, you will be driving along the outside western edge of a steep cliff... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

We camped just one night at the Lost Coast Trailhead but those few hours left such a powerful impression that we want to return and spend more time there, perhaps take the 25-mile trek down the Trail. We had 3 small children with us (ages 4, 2 and 3 months) so we stayed close to the camping area. Within 200... More 

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