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Arcata Community Forest

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Address: 1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA
Phone Number: 800-346-3482

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

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magical, beautiful, fantastical, ecological

We've been here various times before and will be back in the future, as we LOVE hiking around the Arcata Community Forest, breathing the fresh air, communing with the magnificent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
San Francisco, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Main entrance was closed so we parked on the street and took the hiking trail. Half way on our hike my daughter stepped in dog poop that seemed to be everywhere on the trail. Other than the poop issue was a good hike and playground was nice.

Thank Renee F
San Francisco, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been here various times before and will be back in the future, as we LOVE hiking around the Arcata Community Forest, breathing the fresh air, communing with the magnificent trees, seeing all the shades of green, listening to the streams, being with being itself.

Thank JDZatSF
Byram, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though the trees here are not as huge as the other areas they are still no less amazing! The area is great for a hike or short walk, and the air is so fresh and clean that it is invigorating!

Thank Ernest S
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful forest. Easy to park at the HSU campus Redwood Sciences Laboratory, where the frisbee golf course starts. We met a nice guy there who threw a few holes with us; seems like a popular course with the locals.

Thank 650_KenN
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked about 5 miles of the trails here. There are several and you could get easily lost if you do not know your way around (we used our all trails map app). But overall good hike, close to town and dog friendly.

Thank whonea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Arcata Community Forest is a beautiful place to ride or hike. It's multi-use trails work well for horses, bicycles, and hikers. The surroundings are incredible. The fairly large number of trails allow for short or long walks/rides. I have been riding in the forest many times and never tire of going there. It's one of my favorite places.

Thank Rhonda J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Lovely "younger" redwoods in a large urban setting. Stop and take a picture of the map for the trails, there are no paper one's available. Most, but not all, of the trails are marked. We spent many hours and 8 miles enjoying the community forest.

1 Thank Nancy M
Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Who doesn't love redwoods with a view of the ocean? This is an eco system like no other complete with 2 inch long banana slugs.

1 Thank emazon2000
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

A redwood forest in town, how cool is that. Quite a delight. Easy hiking, right off campus at Humboldt State University. Very pleasant and doable. No fees easy access

Thank Chellyj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Not many towns can boast a community forest! This one is spectacular. A mix of old growth redwood, "younger" trees both redwood and others, ferns and giant stump-remnants of by gone logging days. The trails are both the old roads and in the steeper areas narrow pathways. It is a great place for a casual walk or suitable for a... More 

1 Thank Claudia M

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