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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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Description: A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.

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One of the things that makes Arcata special.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Arcata. CA.
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Arcata. CA.
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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Arcata, California
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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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Portland, OR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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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Placerville, California
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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The Arcata Community Forest, established in 1955, is comprised of 2,350 acres of second growth redwood forest. It is just a few blocks from the edge of HSU and can be reached by car at the east end of either 11th or 14th Streets. If you'd like to hike there, suggest that you go to their website (noted below) and... More 

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

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

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 18 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 66 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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