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Arcata Community Forest

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Address: 1635 Heindon Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
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A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.

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Do not miss this!!!

This place is fantastic - it's a miniature redwood grove right in the center of Arcata. We parked and went for a walk - it's was nice and relaxing.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 September 2015
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This place is fantastic - it's a miniature redwood grove right in the center of Arcata. We parked and went for a walk - it's was nice and relaxing.

Thank Markie_Mark115
McKinleyville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Big green canopy of huge redwood trees without a lot of undergrowth and we'll maintained trails. This is one of the places I take out of towners as it's easily acessible, right in town and beautiful any time of year.

Thank Stewart S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2015

Great place for a picnic, frisbee in park, and hike redwoods. Super enjoyable and top opportunity to walk in the Giants. If you like trees... This is the place!!!

Thank Stephen O
Arcata. CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

The community forest is over 2,000 acres. It has many miles of nice hiking trails. Some for hikers only while other have mountain bikes and horses. Most of it is a beautiful redwood forest. I lived on one side of town and walked the part of the trail near there. Now I live in a different part of town and... More 

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

An amazing park with miles of trails for walking, biking or running. Some trails are single track, some are dirt roads. It's my favorite place to run, but it does have hills. It is as pretty as the local state parks, with no entry fee. The city does some selective logging to pay for park maintenance, but it is very... More 

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Portland, OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great spot adjacent to downtown Arcata, for hiking and mountain biking. None of the big old growth redwoods, but such a lovely resource right in the city.

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Placerville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, an unexpected gem. I was surprised and delighted that there is a community forest when Redwood National and State parks are close.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

The Arcata Community Forest, established in 1955, is comprised of 2,350 acres of second growth redwood forest. It is just a few blocks from the edge of HSU and can be reached by car at the east end of either 11th or 14th Streets. If you'd like to hike there, suggest that you go to their website (noted below) and... More 

2 Thank stan w
Arcata, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

One of Arcata's best features are the well-marked trails through a beautiful redwood forest, all located on the east edge of town. Easily located for parking at a variety of trailheads. I hike there regularly throughout the year, enjoying the seasonal changes and get good exercise on the trails (elevation and length optional, given your preferred routes).

Thank marksyd2730
Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

Wonderful trails and so close to town. Definitely a good workout with lots of hills. Great place to hike if you have just a short time to visit but want to experience the Redwoods.

Thank Pamela A

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