Welcome to the Lost Coast Trail!!! We are here to assist you with the transportation from the end of the trail to the trailhead and thus eliminate the laborious car transfers at both ends of the trip. Also, by taking advantage of our service, you can enjoy the whole trail in its entireity and not miss a piece of it by simply doing a loop. Most people prefer to hike from north to south on the trail, so that is how we do the shuttle. We pick you up at the south end of the trail, Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove, and then take the one hour, fifty-five minute drive to the trailhead at the mouth of the Mattole River in Petrolia. By being shuttled at the beginning of your trip, your car is waiting for you at the end of the trail, so there's no worry about hurrying in on that last day (or arriving early and having to wait) to meet the shuttle. That's the way it works. We try to make your journey a little more enjoyable by doing just a little bit of the work for you. Shuttles to other trailheads are also available. It's all about you. You just say when and where, and we'll try to get you there.