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Arcata Community Forest

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Great trails, beautiful scenery, bike paths.....awesome. The Redwood forests of Nortern... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2017
Kamuela, Hawai'i
Convenient, Great for Kids, Great for a Short Visit, Tips

If you do not have much time and you want to take a wonderful walk try this. Trails 1 and 2 are... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Terry A
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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 21 July 2017

Great trails, beautiful scenery, bike paths.....awesome. The Redwood forests of Nortern California are a thing of intense beauty. The safety and peacefulness of these trails are unequaled.

1  Thank mjgovednik
Reviewed 16 July 2017

If you do not have much time and you want to take a wonderful walk try this. Trails 1 and 2 are doable by any age. The trail is a nice width, fairly even, and these two trails do not have too much climb. Parking...More

2  Thank Terry A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful family place great trails very pet friendly great information along the way. Nice size redwoods.

1  Thank 897barbaran
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Easy to access with beautiful trails and just amazing old trees. And it is dog friendly (but keep your pooch on leash).

1  Thank Franziska M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Arcata embodies everything great about California, and this wonderfully preserved patch of Redwoods is a big part of that for me anytime I'm in the area. I love taking my dog through the trails, and we usually encounter other friendly dogs(and humans) along the way....More

2  Thank Merrick B
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We hiked in the area and really enjoyed the old trees and peacefulness of the area. There were horses, bikes and other hikers but it was not disturbing. Truly a jewel of Arcata.

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park is beautiful and peaceful. Many trails to choose from and connected to Redwood park which has a great playground for the kids.

Thank Diane2333
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We spent several hours walking the trails here. What a beautiful park! The big trees, lush ferns, skunk cabbages, and mosses make it feel ancient, and my husband said that he kept expecting to see a brontosaurus munching on leaves whenever we turned the next...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2017

I was sorry to learn they logged trees at the main entrance to Arcata Community Forest when they could have trimmed them instead if they were disturbing the wires. This is a working forest, but they went to far in logging several large trees, thus...More

1  Thank MistyForest
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This wonderful park is tucked right in middle of Arcata, adjacent to Humboldt State University. With many miles of trails suitable for hiking or trail running, you can't go wrong. The majesty and wonder of the Redwood Forest is at your fingertips. The park does...More

Thank Rob D
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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...