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Arcata Community Forest

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

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

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Great hike

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Tate, Georgia
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Tate, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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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 16 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 8 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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 25 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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Who knew there was a Redwood forest right in the town of Arcata. We went way north to visit some of the forests and parks. Our last day we didn't want to travel far so we found the community forest. It was beautiful!! We walked the path for a while and really enjoyed the afternoon.

Thank Pam B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

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

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