Elk Head Trail

 2 votes

0.6 Miles 1.0 Kilometers

 

90% 

Runnable

Doubletrack

19' 6 m

Ascent

-150' -46 m

Descent

194' 59 m

High

51' 16 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Unknown

Update

An easy trail with outstanding views of College Cove beach and the coast.

Dara Zimmerman

Overview

Features: Birding — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Runner Notes

This trail can be popular in summer months, but it is wide enough to easily pass others on the trail.

Description

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.

Contacts

Rate Trail


   Clear

4.0 from 2 votes


Get On-Trail Navigation

Send to Phone
Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Sep 27, 2017
Dara Zimmerman

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#4496

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#539

in California

#4,496

Overall
12 Views Last Month
138 Since May 9, 2017
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Conditions



Getting forecast...

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running