Tolowa Dunes State Park: Dead Lake Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Crescent City, CA that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
I hike with my dogs in this area. The trail is mostly flat and easy with some gentle rises on trails the width of small roads. There is a herd of Elk in the area and I was pretty close to 2 cows with young calves and what appeared to be yearlings with them. The trail is also shared with horses as there is a horse camp within the park boundary.