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Arcata Community Forest

Address: 1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA
Phone Number: 800-346-3482
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Ranked #2 of 16 Attractions in Arcata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Owner description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.

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Port MacDonnell, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a local treasure. How many towns have a Community Forest? Here you can meander through the Ancient Ones and feel their deep magic. You will come upon tree stumps that look like hobbit-homes -- and it is rumored that more than one human being has lived in this forest until discovered and made to leave. You may want... More 

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Arcata, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

There is a path that leads from the west side of the park down to the road, which is one of the prettiest, but shortest, paths in the park. Many of the paths right near the park are very trampled down, with almost no undergrowth left. Still, the park is beautiful and you can hike back a bit on the... More 

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Hillsboro, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We traveled through Redwood forests to get to Arcata. Red Roof Inn was a great place to stay after we viewed such majestic grandeur.

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Arcata, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of nice trails that you can literally hike for hours - and it's a nice mix of single track and larger trails. Good for hiking, mountain biking, or just going to the big field and throwing the frisbee! Disc golf course too

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San Francisco, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This place is nestled in the hillside behind HSU. It is a beautiful redwood forest. Peaceful and quiet. Great place to hike anytime of the day. I happened to go after dinner when the sun was setting. Even though this forest was logged well over 100 years ago, it's had a lot of time to recover. There are stills lots... More 

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

In a short walking distance into the woods we found ourselves immersed in perfect quiet. Very scenic. Trails are great. Bring a camera because the backdrop of all photos is scenic and 'foresty'.

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Alexandria, VA
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151 reviews 151 reviews
39 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Almost immediately adjacent to Humboldt State University, the community forest is a gem. Although visitors to the area are most likely to visit the state or national parks with redwood trees, the community forest offers a serene and pleasant to enjoy nature at its finest. The park has multiple, well-marked trails among its several hundred acres. The forest lacks toilet... More 

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Arcata, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I never get tired of the superb hiking trails there! Not many community forests practicing community based forestry in the US.

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Bremerton, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The park has very nice trails that are easily accessible and well maintained. The redwoods in this area are amazing.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A beautiful and peaceful park located next to Humboldt University. Definitely worth checking out! Very pretty scenery with a convenient location!

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