Lost Coast Trail tides planner (beta)
Calculate low tide hiking times for the Lost Coast Trail between Shelter Cove and Mattole Beach

Lost Coast Trail Tide

What this tool does: There are several stretches along the Lost Coast Trail that are inaccessible during high tide. Using astronomical tide data for Shelter Cove, CA, this tool estimates the time windows when these sections will typically be accessible in calm surf conditions.

This is still in beta. Please check its predictions against the Shelter Cove tide predictions from NOAA. If you spot a discrepancy, please let me know.

In calm surf, most of the Lost Coast Trail is passible when the tide is lower than +2-3 feet.

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Disclaimer: This tool has not been tested extensively and may not always be accurate.

You are solely responsible for your safety when hiking. Use caution and common sense, and always check weather conditions before hiking along the coast.

The author of this tool declines all responsibilities for losses or injuries, physical or otherwise, anyone might sustain when using these tide predictions. The author is not responsible for any inaccuracies and no responsibility is assumed for damages or other liabilities due to the accuracy, availability, use or misuse of the data presented. Use of this tide planner is at your own risk!

Select your start date and max tide level for hiking window



Thursday, Mar 23, 2017

Sunrise: 7:15 am, Sunset: 7:31 pm
12 hours, 16 minutes of daylight

Tides

2:14 am, Low tide (2.9 ft)
8:04 am, High tide (5.3 ft)
3:09 pm, Low tide (0.4 ft)
9:51 pm, High tide (4.7 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 3:05 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 12:26 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 7:32 pm
Low tide hiking window begins after 1:56 am

Friday, Mar 24, 2017

Sunrise: 7:13 am, Sunset: 7:32 pm
12 hours, 19 minutes of daylight

Tides

3:05 am, Low tide (2.5 ft)
8:57 am, High tide (5.6 ft)
3:49 pm, Low tide (0.2 ft)
10:22 pm, High tide (5.0 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 5:11 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 12:18 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 7:26 pm
Low tide hiking window begins after 1:42 am

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017

Sunrise: 7:11 am, Sunset: 7:33 pm
12 hours, 22 minutes of daylight

Tides

3:51 am, Low tide (2.0 ft)
9:46 am, High tide (5.8 ft)
4:26 pm, Low tide (0.0 ft)
10:52 pm, High tide (5.3 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 5:53 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 1:02 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 7:55 pm
Low tide hiking window begins after 2:06 am

Sunday, Mar 26, 2017

Sunrise: 7:10 am, Sunset: 7:34 pm
12 hours, 24 minutes of daylight

Tides

4:34 am, Low tide (1.5 ft)
10:34 am, High tide (5.9 ft)
5:02 pm, Low tide (0.1 ft)
11:23 pm, High tide (5.7 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 6:57 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 1:57 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 8:26 pm
Low tide hiking window begins after 2:37 am

Monday, Mar 27, 2017

Sunrise: 7:08 am, Sunset: 7:35 pm
12 hours, 27 minutes of daylight

Tides

5:18 am, Low tide (1.0 ft)
11:22 am, High tide (5.9 ft)
5:39 pm, Low tide (0.2 ft)
11:55 pm, High tide (6.0 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 7:59 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 2:33 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 8:43 pm
Low tide hiking window begins after 3:24 am

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017

Sunrise: 7:06 am, Sunset: 7:36 pm
12 hours, 29 minutes of daylight

Tides

6:03 am, Low tide (0.5 ft)
12:11 pm, High tide (5.8 ft)
6:16 pm, Low tide (0.5 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window ends around 9:14 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 3:20 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 9:08 pm

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017

Sunrise: 7:05 am, Sunset: 7:37 pm
12 hours, 32 minutes of daylight

Tides

12:30 am, High tide (6.2 ft)
6:50 am, Low tide (0.1 ft)
1:02 pm, High tide (5.6 ft)
6:55 pm, Low tide (0.8 ft)

Estimated periods when the tide will be below 3.0 feet

Low tide hiking window begins after 3:46 am
Low tide hiking window ends around 10:12 am
Low tide hiking window begins after 4:16 pm
Low tide hiking window ends around 10:03 pm
Found a bug? Please report it here.
Questions about the predictions? It might help to compare the output to the Shelter Cove tide predictions from NOAA.