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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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59 helpful votes 59 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 163 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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