Virtual Guidebook to the Northern California Coast and Coast Ranges
Punta Gorda
King Range National Conservation Area, Humboldt County California


Punta Gorda is just south of Cape Mendocino and is the beginning of the North Lost Coast Trail. Not really a trail at all, it is mostly a beach walk, 25 miles from the mouth of the Mattole River to Shelter Cove.



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A partly excavated midden at the mouth of the Mattole River

(April 26, 2004)


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Douglas iris on the north Lost Coast trail

(April 26, 2004)


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Lupines near Punta Gorda

(April 26, 2004)


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Tidepools at Punta Gorda

(April 26, 2004)


Next Locality: Lower Mattole River Valley