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Arcata Community Forest

1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Arcata
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Natural History Museums
Description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.
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Bremerton, Washington
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

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14 helpful votes 14 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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Arcata, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
36 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My daughter and I love walking thru this forest...so peaceful and beautiful. The forest is located next to HSU and close to downtown Arcata. Great photo ops and fairly extensive trails throughout. A definite must see if you're visiting the Arcata area and a nice hangout for the locals. The grassy picnic area near the trail head has tables and... More

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Austin, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
40 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This place blew us away...and within walking distance from the town square, immediately adjacent to the Humboldt State campus (and I mean immediate...as in step up on the curb from a campus road and you are in the park!) The Redwoods are pretty amazing in and of themselves. There is something majestic about their size and age...and the filtered sunlight... More

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Arcata, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This park, only a few minutes from downtown, offers a high payout for the small ante of a few steps. A few paces into the forest and you're catapulted into a nest of sky high growth and dime dropping silence. Serenity occupies her time here. This park offers a healthy menu of swings, slides, picnic tables and pleasant people. A... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

There is always great light filtering through the Redwoods as you hike in the forest rain or shine. A great workout no mater what your pace.

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Decatur, Georgia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Dense, redwood forest in an urban setting. But walking into the forest only 50 feet or so made you feel like you were in a wilderness area. LOTS of up and down, well-maintained trails. Plenty of parking.

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I use to live in Arcata and go there all the time. It has about 15 miles of official trails. I really like the concept of this park. It's owned by the city. They way it's paid for is through eco logging. They even helicopter lift logs out to keep the damage down on the surrounding woods. Very cool idea.

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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Just up behind the Humboldt State University is the Community Forest packed with Redwoods. Take the time to stop and explore and you will be rewarded over and over again.

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Arcata, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

I live in Arcata and visit the Arcata Community Forest frequently. It is a great place to see the redwoods of northern California. Not as extensive or, perhaps as spectacular as the state, county and national redwoods parks in the region, the Arcata Communist Forest offers fairly short, easy, accessible walks among the redwoods right in the heart of Arcata.... More

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