Cathedral Trees Trail
ElevationAscent: 271' 82 m
Descent: -101' -31 m
High: 321' 98 m
Low: 152' 46 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 104% (46°)
Current trail conditions
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“Home to some of the largest trees in the Prairie Creek area, this trail is sure to leave a lasting impression.”— Kristen Arendt
The trail starts from the Prairie Creek Visitor Center and skirts the meadow, before heading into the woods that line Boyes Creek. From here, the trail climbs gently, passing the junctions with the Elk Prairie Trail and the Rhododendron Trail, before coming to its end at the Circle Trail.
Runners have several options to make a variety of short loops or can simply run an out-and-back on the Cathedral Trees Trail. The trees are just as impressive when you head in the opposite direction.
Land Manager: California State Parks - North Coast Redwoods District