Elk Head to Trinidad Beach is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and fishing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.4 miElevation gain134 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyFishingHikingrunningBeachForest
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Liz Anderson
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The parking lot is shared with Elk Head trail. For the trail to Trinity Beach, follow the trail on the left side of the parking lot when you drive in. There were no trail signs that I saw, so I took the Elk Head trail by mistake and it ends at a cliff overlook. Once I did find the correct trail, it was a very nice forest trail, a few ups and downs, a couple of wood bridges and then finally the beach. There were muddy parts when I went (12/31/20) but nothing hiking shoes can’t handle. My dog had fun running on the beach (small, cove) once we got there!

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Nancy Cicatelli
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Hiking

Nice playing trail. Great views, beautiful beaches

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Tiffany Ponder
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Great trail that perfectly combined forest with beach! Bring the dog!! They will enjoy it so much

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Haley Uriz
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Hiking

Love this trail, the coast along Trinidad never disappoints. The wildflowers were also in bloom

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Hiking

Lovely trail through a rainforest to a cove and beach. I would say it’s actually easy (just one short steep climb), but is not friendly for disabled people due to that steep section. Very kid and dog friendly. Just a lovely lovely area. Combine a few of the trails here and make a whole day of it.

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Jacob mizukami
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Hiking

really good trail. easy, very dog friendly, very beautiful, lots of shade, beautiful bridges and little streams, the beach it leads out to is beautiful if you have never been. only downside is lots of Spurs and forks so be careful. highly recommended.

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Derek Low
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Hiking

Absolutely beautiful views! Well worth it!!

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Bill Crain
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Enjoyable simple trail that ends up at the beach near Trinidad, Took a few photos but not of the beach. I got distracted throwing a stick in the surf for my lab, Brook,... Nice little stream and a couple of bridges. Way too many spur trails along the way, Found two couples a bit lost due to the confusing spurs along the trail.

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Laura S
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Maxwell McClendon
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Liz Schmidt
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In-Young Chang
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Joel Kotzen
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Brenda Guy
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Roland Guy
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Sean Conley
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Mark McMinn
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Bridget Davis
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Michele Weitzen
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Casey Eklund
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ctravels 123
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katina holderman
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Vicky Colaleo
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Brian Sennello
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Tenaya Davis
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Faryn Guild
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Tina Rathbun
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Robert Rue
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