The Lost Coast

The Lost Coast is a mostly natural and development-free area of the California North Coast in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties, which includes the King Range. It was named the “Lost Coast” after the area experienced depopulation in the 1930s.

Placerita Canyon

The area of Placerita Canyon was at one time occupied by the Tataviam Native American people and was included in the 1842 Mexican land grant issued for Rancho San Francisco. The park preserves the site of the first documented discovery of gold in California where in 1842, Francisco Lopez found gold flakes on wild onion roots under the “Oak of the Golden Dream”.

Mission Peak

Mission Point, better known as “Mission Peak” to locals, is a spur of Oat Mountain. It is 2,771 ft (845 m) high. In Los Angeles County, Southern California, it is the second highest peak of the Santa Susana Mountains after Oat Mountain.