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Elk Prairie Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A great trail that skirts the Elk Prairie meadow with the chance to see the park's Roosevelt elk herd.


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

100%

Runnable

188' 57 m

High

100' 31 m

Low

89' 27 m

Up

13' 4 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

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Features Wildlife

Runner Notes

A short, easy trail that may be crowded due to its ease of access from the nearby visitor center and the chance to see elk.

Description

The Elk Meadow Trail can be accessed either from the marked southern trailhead in Elk Prairie Campground or at the northern end from the junction with the Cathedral Trees Trail.

Along this trail, visitors will run through one of the most heavily populated Roosevelt elk areas in the park. The large meadow offers the chance to get an up-close look at the elk in their natural habitat. Also, keep an eye open for other evidence of elk in the area such as signs of antler rubbing and browsing which is obvious on numerous trees along the trail.

Flora & Fauna

You'll have the opportunity to see herds of Roosevelt elk, the largest of six subspecies of elk in North America. For more information on the elk herds in the park, visit the park's website.

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Shared By:

Kristen Arendt

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A Roosevelt elk says hello along the Elk Prairie Trail.
Dec 22, 2016 near Westhav…, CA
Elk Prairie.
Dec 21, 2016 near Westhav…, CA

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