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The Best Backpacking in Fort Bragg

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Top backpacking spots in and near Fort Bragg

  • Fort Bragg, California

    Brandon Gulch via Riley Ridge Rd and Little Lake Sherwood Trail

    7.87 mi / 1401 ft gain
    Brandon Gulch via Riley Ridge Rd and Little Lake Sherwood Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Fort Bragg, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Jackass Creek via Lost Coast Trail

    23 mi / 8071 ft gain
    The Lost Coast is infamous. For its name alone draws visitors from around California and the world. A 26-mile stretch of coast, road less, with a wall like mountain range just yards from the ocean and beach. But with the Lost Coast being what it is, there is a lesser-known, yet equally stunning h...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Sinkyone Wilderness Segment- Lost Coast Trail

    27.12 mi / 7516 ft gain
    Sinkyone Wilderness Segment- Lost Coast Trail is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    King's Peak from Shelter Cove

    2.0
    30.85 mi / 6204 ft gain
    After parking at Shelter Cove and securing a camping permit ($3 per night in the backcountry) follow the bear prints down the coastline for 5 miles, keeping in mind that the tide devours the beach every 12 hours. Parts of the beach become impassable at high tide. Camp overnight at Buck Creek, th...
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast - King Range Loop

    40.52 mi / 7740 ft gain
    Lost Coast - King Range Loop is a loop trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast Central Stretch

    8.92 mi / 167 ft gain
    Lost Coast Central Stretch is a point-to-point trail where you may see wildflowers located near Whitethorn, California.
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  • Whitethorn, California

    Lost Coast and Big Flat Creek via Kings Crest

    21.01 mi / 6004 ft gain
    Lost Coast and Big Flat Creek via Kings Crest is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to see wildlife located near Whitethorn, California.
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