Kinsey Ridge – Spanish Ridge has it all: awesome views, beach access, wildlife, flowers, and just about every habitat to be found in the King Range, but this comes at the price of an uninterrupted 2400-foot climb over 3.2 miles. The drop to the coast is on a fire road through thick forest, while the climb back up is through brush-fields and grassland on paths that are sometimes barely discernible. You may find yourself in thick fog on the slopes, under it on the coast, and above it on the ridge. The two miles of Lost Coast Trail included in this hike are above the beach and passable at any tide.
King Range National Conservation Area: 707-986-5400