King Range - Day 3

Lost Coast beach ride

King Range: west from Horse Mtn RidgeKing Range: Horse Mtn RidgeKing Range: Shelter Cove from Horse MtnKing Range: Up the CoastKing Range: Saddle MtnKing Range: Saddle Mtn RdKing Range: view south from King PeakKing Range: view west from King Pk

King Range-view from Horse Mtn Ridge
This ride starts on the ridge at ~1,500', drops down the Horse Mtn Creek Trail through deep forest to the beach. And back.
A rare clearing in the forest along the Horse Mtn Creek Trail.
Some SWEET singletrack through virgin and second-growth Humboldt forest.
Approaching the beach. The ocean spray formed a thick haze layer. We could smell the ocean.
Approaching the ocean.
Down, down, down to the beach.
The Lost Coast. A rocky, wild beach on a rare sunny, fair day.
The Lost Coast. A rocky, wild beach on a rare sunny, fair day.
The Lost Coast. A rocky, wild beach on a rare sunny, fair day.
A happy bike at the beach.
A nice place for a picnic. After this, a 1,500' climb back up the ridge to the trailhead.