Its a bit magical having a forest so close to the beach and so close to the rat race; if you can call Arcata the rat race. I love that I can go clean my head and get away from it all!
The most amazing city park ever. This is just so beautiful, I can't really describe it. Great, easy walking trails, so many beautiful trees...some sculptured trees. Check it out!
A walk away from the town center, the Arcata Community Forest has many things to offer. There are basketball courts, picnic tables, and a wonderful play area for children with slides, swings, and climbing structures. There is a wide grassy area for frisbee, running, and sunning. But there are also hundreds of acres of forest with trails, streams, and redwood... More
Arcata Community Forest is by far the BEST place to go, and get lost in the woods! I frequently go here almost every other week or so, after unwinding from working at Redwood National and State Parks, staying at the motels, and the forest is a quick 5 minute jot from there, and then paradise. Follow Trail 1 to the... More
Outside magazine has named this in the top ten BEST PLACES to go to live or for college and as a tripi it is just as good. The Forest has a huge amount of trails with big redwoods. Great community and the dunes and marsh are beautfiul
Arcata is a lovely little town, very safe, and near the most fascinating forests. Its beaches take your breath away with their beauty! FRee music concert outdoors down by the bay was foot stomping good, with people dancing up a storm. Well worth the visit.
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