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Arcata Community Forest

#2 of 18 things to do in Arcata Features Animals
1635 Heindon Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
+1 800-346-3482
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Wonderful redwoods and trails

Easy to access with beautiful trails and just amazing old trees. And it is dog friendly (but keep... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Franziska M
What's not to love?

Arcata embodies everything great about California, and this wonderfully preserved patch of Redwoods... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Merrick B
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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A beautiful 600-acre forest of small redwoods and ferns.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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1635 Heindon Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
+1 800-346-3482
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to access with beautiful trails and just amazing old trees. And it is dog friendly (but keep your pooch on leash).

Thank Franziska M
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Arcata embodies everything great about California, and this wonderfully preserved patch of Redwoods is a big part of that for me anytime I'm in the area. I love taking my dog through the trails, and we usually encounter other friendly dogs(and humans) along the way....More

Thank Merrick B
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We hiked in the area and really enjoyed the old trees and peacefulness of the area. There were horses, bikes and other hikers but it was not disturbing. Truly a jewel of Arcata.

Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This park is beautiful and peaceful. Many trails to choose from and connected to Redwood park which has a great playground for the kids.

Thank Diane2333
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We spent several hours walking the trails here. What a beautiful park! The big trees, lush ferns, skunk cabbages, and mosses make it feel ancient, and my husband said that he kept expecting to see a brontosaurus munching on leaves whenever we turned the next...More

Thank annafW1785NL
Reviewed 17 February 2017

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...More

Thank MistyForest
Reviewed 18 January 2017 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...More

Thank Rob D
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
Reviewed 11 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
Reviewed 30 November 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
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Saskia R
Would like to know about public horseback riding options in these parts (i.e. guided rides 2-3 hours in length). Any suggestions?
20 June 2016|
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Response from Melanie B | Reviewed this property |
I might be a bit late, but there was a place called the Lazy J (or L?) ranch when I was a kid that did horse rides...