Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve: Moss Landing to Kirby Park Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Winding some 7 miles from the sea into rolling coastal hills, Elkhorn Slough is California’s second-largest marine wetland after San Francisco Bay and one of only twenty-eight National Estuarine Research Reserves in the country.
In addition to being one of the best places to view sea lions, seals, and sea otters from a kayak—numerous sightings are essentially guaranteed—the slough is renowned as one of the premier birding sites in the country. Its fertile mudflats and salt marshes support an incredible diversity of marine life, helping make it an essential feeding ground for birds traveling the Pacific Flyway (the major route for migratory birds along the West Coast)"