The Peter Douglas Trail is a 2.3-mile trail offering a wide variety of coastal experiences, including expansive views of Mendocino’s remote and wild “Lost Coast,” deep redwood and Douglas fir forests, and old-growth trees sculpted into bizarre shapes by salty winds. There is a magic and mystery present here.
It is an all-day excursion to get to the Peter Douglas trail from Fort Bragg or Mendocino, and the Usal Road is only open during the dry season. Four wheel drive vehicles are reccomended. Please call the Mendocino County DOT before planning a trip to Usal: (707) 463-4363 It’s well worth the trip, though it’s a rugged adventure and hike.
The Lost Coast Trail continues north of Usal for 53 miles, winding up and down through the Sinkyone Wilderness State Park in Mendocino County and along the beach in the BLM Kings Range National Conservation Area, ending at the Mattole River in Humboldt County.
This location has no cellular reception. Please plan accordingly.
Dogs on leash are welcome to explore this area.