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Arcata Community Forest

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

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yea there are bigger and nicer forests, but this is basically right in the middle of town next to the university. beautiful and a wonderful 20=30 minute easy walk

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

yea there are bigger and nicer forests, but this is basically right in the middle of town next to the university. beautiful and a wonderful 20=30 minute easy walk

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty redwoods right near the city. I love jogging there on the numerous paths. Great place for walking or running as long as you're OK with hills. Or I took my dad there to drink our milkshakes in a beautiful forest location without getting out of the car. Very convenient nearby location.

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Thank Wanderer292
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This would be a excellent rating but for the fact that there are so many homeless living in the stumps of these forest giants and leaving their trash along the trails. Don't misunderstand, this forest is beautiful with very large redwoods, beautiful ferns, moss and wildflowers but the city really needs to stop overnight camping to make this park safe... More 

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1 Thank cwc9201
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

This place is fantastic - it's a miniature redwood grove right in the center of Arcata. We parked and went for a walk - it's was nice and relaxing.

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Thank Markie_Mark115
McKinleyville, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

Big green canopy of huge redwood trees without a lot of undergrowth and we'll maintained trails. This is one of the places I take out of towners as it's easily acessible, right in town and beautiful any time of year.

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Thank Stewart S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Great place for a picnic, frisbee in park, and hike redwoods. Super enjoyable and top opportunity to walk in the Giants. If you like trees... This is the place!!!

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Thank Stephen O
Arcata. CA.
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The community forest is over 2,000 acres. It has many miles of nice hiking trails. Some for hikers only while other have mountain bikes and horses. Most of it is a beautiful redwood forest. I lived on one side of town and walked the part of the trail near there. Now I live in a different part of town and... More 

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2 Thank Johnoftheredwoods
Arcata, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An amazing park with miles of trails for walking, biking or running. Some trails are single track, some are dirt roads. It's my favorite place to run, but it does have hills. It is as pretty as the local state parks, with no entry fee. The city does some selective logging to pay for park maintenance, but it is very... More 

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Thank Jon H
Portland, OR
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great spot adjacent to downtown Arcata, for hiking and mountain biking. None of the big old growth redwoods, but such a lovely resource right in the city.

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1 Thank scubaruba
Placerville, California
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, an unexpected gem. I was surprised and delighted that there is a community forest when Redwood National and State parks are close.

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