Hikers Beware: Unsafe Tides Coming to the Lost Coast Trail

Backpackers planning a visit to the Lost Coast Trail within the King Range National Conservation Area may face unfavorable tidal conditions in August and September. When traversing the Impassible Zones along the Lost Coast Trail, visitors must always ensure that tides are receding and are below three feet in height.

On the following dates, tides will not be safe to pass during daylight hours:
August 4, 17, 18, 19, 30, 31.
September 1, 2, 3, 13, 14, 15, 16, 27, 28, 29, 30.

For up-to-date tide predictions, use the NOAA.gov Tide Calculator:
https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/noaatidepredictions.html?id=9418024&units=standard&bdate=20210804&edate=20210804&timezone=LST/LDT&clock=12hour&datum=MLLW&interval=hilo&action=dailychart&thresholdvalue=3&threshold=greaterThan

For accurate trip planning, use the King Range NCA Topo Map:
https://www.blm.gov/…/programs-nlcs-california-king…

For more information on the Lost Coast Trail call the King Range Project Office at (707) 986-5400.

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