Leiffer and Elisworth Loops

MODERATE 2 reviews

Leiffer and Elisworth Loops is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Crescent City, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

2.6 miles 629 feet Loop



nature trips




wild flowers


Take a step back in time on a trail that travels along a section of the 19th-century Crescent City Plank Road before descending into a canyon filled with hazel and vine maple. During the spring, clintonia, western burning bush, thimbleberry, red huckleberry, and western trillium color the trail, while California bay and tanoak wave overhead. Old-growth redwoods tower above, illustrating the many levels found in a climax forest. https://www.nps.gov/redw/planyourvisit/hiking-trails-north.htm

1 day ago

Very nice hike with lots of large redwoods. Around each corner is another "Wow!" Have special awareness or a GPS. Thr Rangers told us people get turned around on these trails, going in circles. Well we met two couples with five kids who couldn't find their way out.

5 months ago

A nice little stroll with some beautiful trees and a few photo ops. My wife and I did it in the summer. We also walked Walker road back to the river. It's a nice area with some easy walks that most people can do and will enjoy. We probably came across a dozen people that day. We also did the small hikes on the other side of walker road that day.