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Elk River - Hikshari' Trail
KEYWORDS:   Marsh, dune plants, Humboldt Bay owl's clover
DIRECTIONS:   There are four parking lots and trailheads to access the trail: one at Truesdale Avenue (just south of the Bayshore Mall), two along Hilfiker Lane, and one near the Herrick Avenue exit on Highway 101 at the Pound Road Park and Ride.

Interpretive signs dot the trail, highlighting aspects of the area's natural and cultural history in addition to trail and watertrail map information. Topics cover marsh reconstruction, migrant and vagrant bird species in the willow patches, Humboldt Bay geology, railroad history, Wiyot village life, Elk River sandspit formation and marine life, dune plant ecology, and plant and animal identification.
City of Eureka: The Eureka Waterfront Trail
The Hikshari' Trail Open to the public in 2012, this 1.5 mile stretch of bay front trail begins at Elk River Parkway and runs all along the bay to the foot of Truesdale.
Will Barbee and Thomas Lal (YouTube): Hikshari' Trail, Eureka Waterfront Trail
This segment of the waterfront trail runs along the Elk River. The history here tells of the Wiyot village, town of Bucksport, remnants of oil terminal pilings and rail line.
CNPS CHAPTER AREA: :   North Coast

AREA OF THE POLYGON::   93 acres
DENSITY::   0.41 native species per acre