Many people head to Elk to ride down an Elk Trail as well as explore the wonderful local shopping opportunities. Elk is located within Fresno and is one of the smallest communities in the region. From steep canyons to long park trails, you will most certainly find a trail that is appropriate for you and your own personal skill level. If you're looking for the perfect Elk trail, below are 3 BBOnline recommended ones that are perfect for active travelers.
Cross the River- Consumnes Loop
Elk Grove Blvd, W. Taron Dr.
Cross the River- Consumnes Loop is a massive 44 mile loop that is perfect for bikers looking for an exhilarating and relatively easy ride. The route runs through the major parts of Elk, California and takes you down through Laguna. The Consumnes Loop is a wonderful route that does not drastically rise or fall in elevation. The highest point on the route is 220 feet, making it easy to climb for novice bikers. Many people come to this route when they're training for long, 50k bike rides. There is also a steel draw bridge on this route that is often intimidating for bikers to ride across. Many people will choose to walk their bikes across instead of riding them.
Lambert Rd, Co Rd J8
One of the easier trails in the region, the Bird Refuge bike path is ideal for novice bikers. If you are looking for an Elk trail that allows you to enjoy the scenery, then this is the one for you. It's named Bird Refuge after the many birds that populate the area. If you get tired, you can leave the trail and take in the numerous birds and plants. There are "turnout" spots on this route that are perfect for people who are looking to take a breather and enjoy the beautiful weather. The Bird Refuge is only 24 miles long and takes several hours, depending on how fast you're going. Ask for directions to the Bird Refuge trail from any Elk Bed and Breakfast.
Laguna Creek Bike Trail
Laguna Creek Bike Trail starts at Camden Park and runs down to Ringe Circle. The bike trail is short and perfect for novice bikers. The route goes right by a local creek and offers amazing views of wildlife and terrain. Although Laguna Creek Bike Trail is not ideal for people training for meets or biking events, it's the perfect place for taking a quiet bike ride with friends and family. After a long night of bike riding, it is in your best interest to spend the night in an Elk Inn. The route runs close to the center of town, making it easy to stop off and have lunch or go shopping for a few hours. The trail also offers you intimate access to Camden Park and all of its surrounding areas.