Quest Trail Information
Start: At Black Sands Beach Trailhead, off Beach Road, Shelter Cove
Contact: BLM King Range Office | 707-986-5400
Total Length: ~1 mile up the beach and back
Estimated Time to Complete: ~1 hour
Difficulty: Easy to moderate depending on sand conditions
Quests/Patches Available at: BLM King Range Office (768 Shelter Cove Road, Whitethorn, open 8:00am–4:30pm).
The King Range National Conservation Area (NCA) is located about
230 miles north of San Francisco and 60 miles south of Eureka.
All roads leading to the King Range NCA are narrow, steep and winding. Allow plenty of time between destinations, have a full tank of gas, and BE ALERT TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC THAT MAY BE DRIVING TOO FAST AND IN YOUR LANE.
All main roads are normally accessible to passenger cars except during heavy winter storms.
Directional signs mark all major intersections in the King Range NCA giving the road name and distances to primary
From the NORTH: U.S. 101 to Redway/Garberville exit.
From the SOUTH: U.S. 101 to the Redway/Garberville exit.
Follow signs from either direction to Shelter Cove/King Range NCA. Allow 45 minutes for the 22 mile trip to Shelter Cove.