Hike through towering redwoods until the forest opens up to an expansive field where you might get lucky enough to spot some elk. This beautiful area in Northern California looks like another world.

The Elk Prairie Trail is a 3.2-mile loop trail in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. This easy loop trail in Northern California takes a little more than an hour to hike and is easy enough for casual, weekend hikers.

Have you explored the trails at Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park in Orick, an easy loop trail in Northern California? Let us know in the comments!

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