We provide shuttle service for several popular hikes and backpacking trips on the Lost Coast. Mendo Insider Tours can shuttle your group from your car to your chosen trailhead. See below for pricing on some of our different shuttle routes:
- Black Sands Beach (at Shelter Cove) to Mattole Beach Trailhead – $100 per person (6 seat minimum). Sign up online below.
- Usal Campground to Mattole Beach – $100 per person (6 seat minimum). Call us: (707) 962-4131
- Usal Campground to Hidden Valley Trailhead – $475 per van load, up to 9 people. Call us: (707) 962-4131
- Usal Campground to Needle Rock (Four Corners) – $500 per van load, up to 9 people. Call us: (707) 962-4131
Black Sands Beach to Mattole Trailhead Shuttle
This is our most popular route. If you plan to hike the Lost Coast from Mattole to Shelter Cove you would catch the shuttle at Shelter Cove at the Black Sands Beach parking lot. From there we take you up to the Mattole Trailhead to start your hike. Shuttle times are chosen so that you can get around Punta Gorda at low tide.
You can sign up here: Click “Backpacker Shuttle- Black Sands Beach to Mattole Trailhead” to select your date for starting your Lost Coast Backpacking Trip. We will take your credit card information, but won’t charge your card unless we’ve met our minimum number of riders (6 per van).
You can also Backpacker Shuttle- Black Sands Beach to Mattole Trailhead to see the dates that other hikers have requested. If you see seats available, you can purchase them right away. If you don’t see seats showing on the calendar, this means we have not yet met our minimum. You can enter your credit card information to put yourself on the waiting list. As soon as we have 6 requests, we’ll automatically charge your card and send you an confirmation email.