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Arcata Community Forest

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Address: 1635 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
Phone Number:
+1 800-346-3482

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

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Gem of Arcata

This wonderful park is tucked right in middle of Arcata, adjacent to Humboldt State University. With many miles of trails suitable for hiking or trail running, you can't go wrong... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob D
Chico, California
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Eureka, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was sorry to learn they logged trees at the main entrance to Arcata Community Forest when they could have trimmed them instead if they were disturbing the wires. This is a working forest, but they went to far in logging several large trees, thus making the entrance there uninviting. Too bad they can't do a better job. Normally, I... More 

Thank MistyForest
Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This wonderful park is tucked right in middle of Arcata, adjacent to Humboldt State University. With many miles of trails suitable for hiking or trail running, you can't go wrong. The majesty and wonder of the Redwood Forest is at your fingertips. The park does occupy a hillside, so some trails are moderately steep.

Thank Rob D
Red Bluff, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

It is amazing that we can go for a peaceful walk in the beautiful Redwoods, without having to drive far!

Thank DLorahH
Kalamazoo County, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I had a quick stroll through Arcata Community Forest on my visit to Humboldt State. Awesome forest right in town. It is a bit hilly, but offered a great walk.

Thank 84KristalE
Tate, Georgia
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Loved the hike in this community forest. It's nice to see a community take pride in its resources and take care of the beautiful forest.

Thank MrsZimm
Arcata, California
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Being a local, we visit this community forest all the time. It is easily one of the best parks/forests found within or adjacent to a city limits that I have ever experience. The forest contains numerous connecting trails that highlight a beautiful second growth redwood forest. In addition to hiking trails, the forest contains great mountain bike and horse trails.... More 

Thank 720Davis_M
Riverton, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our son goes to HSU and met us at the park between classes. Our granddaughter loved all the things to play on and watching all the dogs chasing balls. Lot's of people hanging out, some reading, doing homework, playing guitars, running their dogs etc. Plenty of trails in the forest next to the park, and we saw several people running... More 

Thank rnsnake
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

If I lived there, I would go to this park every day and take a wonderful walk along the extra wide trails with all the magical redwood giant trees.

Thank condobondage
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

This community forest its right next to Humboldt State University. I like that is pet friendly but the downside is that you have to watch out for dog poop! This forest has some gorgeous views and i also found a banana slug

Thank brendita18
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

What can be said about the most incredible forests in the World? You have to experience this - the coastal Sequoia redwood forests have 5 times the bio mass of the next closest forests in the World per sq'. Well tenured paths and friendly dog walkers and trekkers. Also, this forest gets highest marks for conservation and how they care... More 

Thank Michael M

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