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Arcata Community Forest

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Address: 1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA
Phone Number: 800-346-3482
Description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.

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Nearby hiking in the redwoods

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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).

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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.

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This is a great preserve of redwoods within walking distance of a welcoming town. I noticed that some reviews/reviewers got hung up on the somewhat crusty wanderers that frequent the forest. I think there is plenty of room and reason to take a walk into the reserve. The pathways are well kept, children will be safe and most-of-all you don't... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Beautiful and easily accessible. Park is well kept. Only downside is that every time I've visited, the restrooms have always been locked.

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Dawson Creek, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Huge community reserve forest; beautiful second growth redwoods. Little disconcerting at times as there were some insalubrious individuals hanging around in places; wouldn't recommend being their at dusk or if you are a single woman as it is quite isolated, but as a group it a beautiful place to go

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I really enjoy going to this area. The large field is nice for picnics and relaxing, and the surrounding woods are just magnificent. A perfect spot to hike!

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California
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The area surrounding Arcata is truly beautiful. In fact, you can't go wrong at all along this part of the coast. There are wonderful beaches, crashing surf, lagoons of quiet water, redwood forests, gorgeous little wild flowers. Everything to soothe the soul and improve your spirit!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Dense second growth Redwoods , towering between old mammoth sized original stumps. Still can't believe someone cut these down.... But you will still get the original visual... walking through dense ferns, singing birds and sun blocking giants on the extensive well marked trails. Hard to believe that houses and Humboldt State College are close by. Enter from 11th street to... More 

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SF Bay Area
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Really enjoyed having a forest so close to hotels. Trails are many tho can be confusing but locals are good at directing you back to the parking lot. Many are UP hill tho, and bit slick in spots after rain, so recommend good shoes for those days. Dogs are welcome ON leash and most dog owners followed that which was... More 

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Sacramento
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

beautiful and amazing place that everyone should check out! Free and easy parking. Give it 1-2 hours.

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Address: Address: 1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA
Phone Number: 800-346-3482
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata

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