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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, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.
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Type: Natural History Museums, Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Museums, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Owner description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.

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SF Bay Area
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

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

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Sacramento, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Visit the big trees. Hard to believe the trees are second growth. They are enormous! Lots of hiking trails. Tons of banana slugs and lush ferns.

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Port MacDonnell, Australia
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25 reviews 25 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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8 reviews 8 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
39 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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