Elk Head Trail

EASY 6 reviews
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Elk Head Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Trinidad, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

views

wild flowers

23 days ago

A nice easy trail with a decent viewpoint. It was a cloudy day, but I still enjoyed myself. There was a path down to the beach. I was able to do the whole thing in flip-flops with only a few spots of difficulty.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail combines flat forest trail with ocean view that breaks out at the top of Elk Head. Look down on Seal Rock and hear Sea lions barking. Watch ocean going fishing boats come and go.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice little trail with some great views. Surprising amount of cars and lack of people on the trail. Quite a few spurs off in every direction with people taking alternate routes away from the main trail. heard kids playing off in the trees in several places. Nice ocean views off some of the spurs!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
5 months ago