Elk Prairie Trail

EASY 2 reviews

Elk Prairie Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Orick, CA that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

3.2 miles 147 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly


nature trips





no dogs

2 months ago

Easy trail that can been made into a loop trail (see Matt's review) according to the rangers the elk are not seen in the meadow as often as they once were.

3 years ago

Pretty average trail that follows the east side of the meadow through the trees. It makes a good connector going from Cathedral Trees trail around to the campground without taking the road. Once you loop around to the west side of the meadow, take the left turn onto the "nature trail" to go to the campground south loop. There are also usually some elk around.