Love the Lost Coast? Guided Hike (for Free) or a Guided Kayak Trip

Bureau Of Land Management Press Release:

A free interpretive outing to learn how to “Leave No Trace in the Wilderness” on Saturday, July 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., from Black Sands Beach to Horse Mountain Creek in Shelter Cove. The outing is part of a summer hikes series offered by the Bureau of Land Management and the Lost Coast Interpretive Association.

Participants should meet at the Black Sands Beach. Participants should wear sunscreen, hat, sturdy shoes as they will be walking on the sand, food and water. King Range Wilderness Ranger, Paul Sever, will lead participants on a hike and through several fun and engaging activities that will better prepare them for recreating in the wilderness. This outing is great for the entire family.

An outing to explore the BLM California Coastal National Monument through “Kayaking the Lost Coast” on Saturday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in Shelter Cove. Participants should meet at the boat launch site in Shelter Cove a few minutes before 9 a.m. to prepare to the outing.

Pacific Outfitters is providing the equipment for the kayak trip; therefore, there is a charge of $69 per person or $59 per person if more than two people sign up. To sign up for this trip, visit:

During the outing, participants will learn about the BLM California Coastal National Monument, the rocks and islands off the California coast that have special recognition and protection as part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. The monument includes more than 20,000 rocks, islands, pinnacles and exposed reefs stretching the length of the coast from the mean high tide line and out 12 nautical miles, and about 1,600 acres of shoreline and prairies at Point Arena.

For more information or to register, call the BLM King Range Project Office, (707) 986-5400, or email

The King Range National Conservation Area is part of the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System. Additional information on the area’s natural resources and recreation opportunities is available at


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