Enter the Reserve through the Northern Entrance from Elk River Road, about 6 miles off of Highway 101. The Elk River Trail flanks the South Fork Elk river through dense redwoods. Along the trail, you’ll see interpretive signs marking the location of Falk, the company mill town built in 1884 that has all but disappeared, having been slowly reclaimed by nature in the passing decades. A large portion of the trail is paved and accessible for those with limited mobility. Bicycles and dogs (under owners’ control) are allowed on the first 3 miles. Salmon who have returned to spawn upstream are easily visible from the trail in early spring.