Trillium Falls

Orick, California 95555

Trillium Falls

Trillium Falls Professional Review and Guide

"A shady loop links the bridge overlooking Trillium Falls to Elk Meadow, where odds are good you’ll see a member of the California’s largest herd of Roosevelt elk.

Trillium Falls, a cascade not more than 25 feet high in a redwood-shaded canyon, lies only a half mile from the trailhead, but the loop that winds through the surrounding forest, with views across the valley to the east and brief passage alongside Elk Meadow, is worth following all the way around.

Not the least of the attractions are the Roosevelt elk that frequent the meadow. These giant creatures were once nearly extinct in the state, along with the tule elk found farther south. Conservation efforts have resulted in the return of both subspecies in protected areas of their former ranges. Don’t approach the elk; view from a distance, and take only pictures."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
2-4 hours
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, 127011 Newton B. Drury Pkwy., Orick, CA 95555; (707) 465-7335;
Local Contacts
USGS Orick CA; park map available at the entrance station or online
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