Hike the Elk Neck State Forest Trails

Elk Neck State Forest Parking - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

Spacious, uncrowded, beautiful loop trail takes you into the forest and offers glimpses of native wildlife. 

Park in the lot (see map) and follow signage for the loop trail. This is not a highly trafficked trail so there may be sections that need some maintenance, but that won't get in the way of completing the hike. 

Photos: David Clow, ars5017, pontla

Distance

6.6 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

450 ft Gain

Type

Loop

Activities

Hiking

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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Neat Place

Take the time to head into Elk Neck State park and see the lighthouse. This park and the forest around it offer some pretty views of the bay.

Great For Families

We've hiked this trail with 3 and 4 year olds. It has manageable slopes for all ages and great views of the bay

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