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Arcata Community Forest

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Crowded- but so nice to have a great park in town.

I was here on a sunny weekend so it was quite a busy spot. I found the trail (nature loop) a bit of... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Lexington, Kentucky
Wonderful place to walk, run or bike ride

I have lived here all my life. After I retired I have had time to explore our area. I have an... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2018
Paul N
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“old growth”(5 reviews)
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A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.
1635 Heindon Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
+1 800-346-3482
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Reviewed 13 September 2018

I was here on a sunny weekend so it was quite a busy spot. I found the trail (nature loop) a bit of a challenge, with some pretty steep spots. Overall, it was beautiful though. This is not old growth and so it has a...More

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I have lived here all my life. After I retired I have had time to explore our area. I have an app on my phone, MAPLETS. You can down load the app and get maps of parks. I was shocked to see how large the...More

Thank Paul N
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

This forest is beautiful and it’s easy to spend an entire day here. At times there are some crazy hobos wandering around but they’re harmless.

Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I visited as part of a #Bucketlist trip to see the infamous Redwoods. I would return in a heartbeat❣️

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Free to the public! Amazing trail easy to hike! You would expect to see Snow White and her friends as you walk along. Open grassy area for picnic and playground for the kids too.

1  Thank Ann J
Reviewed 18 July 2018

This hiking experience is wonderful. We walked the #1 trail which is about .6 mile. The redwoods smell wonderful and we even happened across a banana slug crawling across the trail. The deep green of the forest is alive with a beautiful mist and sunlight...More

1  Thank silkspinner2000
Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

We just happened to stumble upon this gem in October 2017 looking for a quick hike and we just fell in love. So much so we were married here in a private elopement ceremony in Feb 2018. It is a very special place.

1  Thank Lee G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

What a smart thing this town did to preserve this little piece of heaven close by! We spent a morning walking even though we didn't bring hiking gear. This place had different levels of trails so there was something for everyone. Easy to find and...More

1  Thank 214LisaB
Reviewed 27 June 2018

After a couple days of hiking in the Redwoods my kids needed a break to just run around and play. This forest has a nice playground that my 6 and 8 year old spent a couple hours playing on. The also have a large green...More

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 19 June 2018

There are many walking trails through a beautiful Redwood Forest. One time someone was playing his violin which created a very memorable experience. The Forest is very close to HSU and is the closest, accessible Redwood Forest to Arcata and Eureka area communities. Parking is...More

1  Thank RLPark
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Response from Melanie B | Reviewed this property |
I might be a bit late, but there was a place called the Lazy J (or L?) ranch when I was a kid that did horse rides...