Ride horses, mules, and donkeys down the park's equestrian trails, which hug the coastline and extend through mountainous forests. Follow the 10-mile Howland Hills Trail through rugged backcountry, or the Orick Horse Trail, a complex of trails that loops through forest and along the glistening McArthur and Elam creeks.
Stand in amazement as you catch sight of gray whales dancing off the coast, a phenomenon most common between November and March. A population of whales resides at the Klamath River Overlook, too. Crescent Beach Overlook and Gold Bluffs Beach are also prime whale watching territory. Encounter the stately Roosevelt elk in Prairie Creek Redwoods Park and the Orick region. They give birth to calves in May and June.
Follow the Coastal Trail for 6 miles to Enderts Beach. Here you can spot sea stars and other marine creatures in the tide pools. The Ossagon Trail Loop offers riders stunning views and a variety of gradients.