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Just got back from a treacherous drive! But worth it.....still hanging on!

Be sure to take plenty of snacks, water, M & M’s and dry clothes. Do go slowly and take your time... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2019
happy4travel
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Northern California
Fabulous views

Just got back from the drive. Windy road and rough at times but well worth the trip. We walked on... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2019
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Reviewed April 7, 2019

Be sure to take plenty of snacks, water, M & M’s and dry clothes. Do go slowly and take your time, there’s lots to see, and do. Take time. Stop if needed. Enjoy the views. Be ready to take action need be. It took us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank happy4travel
Reviewed March 26, 2019

Just got back from the drive. Windy road and rough at times but well worth the trip. We walked on the beach and hiked in the mountains all in one trip. The views of the coast and endless mountain ranges were spectacular.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank alaskalodge
Reviewed January 29, 2019

OK. Do not do this in the rain (or after a recent rain), or in the dark even if you have a 4WD, because there may by rock or dirt slides, or there may be places where the edge of the road has sort of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
7  Thank lovetogo2662
Reviewed December 8, 2018

We drove from the junction of the Shelter Cove Road via the King range crest dirt road north to Honeydew, then Ferndale. We used a four wheel drive pickup, and the day we were there, a two wheel drive anything with some clearance would have...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Canyon63
Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

A unique drive through virgin forrest and uninhabited bleak landscapes . The road is narrow, and winding with passing places. Expect cyclist who love this challenging route . Allow plenty of time to take in the views . Bring your own drinks or food you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank catherinemL8442JB
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were told not to take the lost coast. It was a beautiful journey through gentle rolling slopes and gorgeous ocean views. A great drive when you have nothing but time!

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank courtme2014
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Extraordinary scenery at every turn. A true gem. (We have been completing our CA - Washington coast tour over two decades, and it is priceless to draw upon the changing natural beauty of our coast!)

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank BERNIECPA
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a great road for adventure seekers, assuming they are also properly equipped with adventure vehicles and gear. NOTE: I passed regular street vehicles on this route (Mattole Rd) that were having a difficult time with the innumerable potholes, sections of gravel (usually about...More

Date of experience: October 2018
5  Thank Robert T
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The scenery was great, and the short view of the ocean was beautiful, but as the driver, my eyes were on the road trying to avoid the literally thousands of potholes. And my wife's eyes were on the road trying to keep from having motions...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank G1356LZjamesv
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

I've lived in California my whole life, and traveled the length of the state many times, but when I ventured to the lost coast west of Ferndale, I entered a magical place! I truly felt I'd gone down the rabbit hole and ended up in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
8  Thank Larry J
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There was a lot of potholes, but they doing a lot of road work when we were there in May fixing them. We had no problems as long as you take your time and enjoy the beautiful views.
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There’s lots of small towns and places in between sf and the trees. I would recommend to give yourself time to see the trees. We spent 3 days with the trees and the paths. Sadly it wasn’t enough. There’s some great cabins in... More
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