“An easy trail with outstanding views of College Cove beach and the coast.”
— Dara Zimmerman
Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
This trail can be popular in summer months, but it is wide enough to easily pass others on the trail.
This is an easy and wide gravel path with scenic views and beach access that is well maintained. The trail leads to vistas at Elk Head and Megwil Point
, and offers access to a beautiful beach with good surfing and tide pools set around picturesque tree-covered sea stacks.
Elk Head Trail and College Cove are part of Trinidad State Beach, managed by the California State Park system.
Flora & Fauna
iSitka spruce, thimbleberry, rhododendrons, ferns, skunk cabbage, tide pools, whale watching and a variety of birds.