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Ma-le'l Dunes Cooperative Management Area

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Unique, Surreal Landscape and Ocean Views

Located on the Samoa Peninsula, just across Humboldt Bay from Eureka, the Ma-Le'l Dunes is one of... read more

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah
Amazing Landscape and some Challenging Hiking

By All Means, make the time to hike around on these dunes. Hiking paths are a bit hard to follow... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2017
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
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“ocean”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1695 Heindon Rd, Arcata, CA 95521-4573
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Reviewed May 10, 2018

Located on the Samoa Peninsula, just across Humboldt Bay from Eureka, the Ma-Le'l Dunes is one of several nature areas on the peninsula and (in my opinion) the most beautiful and surreal. It is split into two sections, north and south, with a parcel of...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

By All Means, make the time to hike around on these dunes. Hiking paths are a bit hard to follow-- sand doesn't mark easily. And climbing up a dune is not for those with weak hips or painful knees. But the landscape is breathtaking and...More

1  Thank WHFT
Reviewed May 30, 2016

We took the cap loop trail with a side trip up the large sand dune and over to the beach. The loop trail was a little overgrown in places and their were a lot of mosquitoes! I've been on this trail before and those two...More

2  Thank 4cookie82
Reviewed April 13, 2016

Free and accessible for the whole family. Great interpretive center and well-marked trails to wide-open beaches along the Pacific Ocean. Great for a long walk, contemplation or a picnic.

1  Thank julesofthesea
Reviewed February 23, 2016

Never seen anything like it. The dunes are slowly taking over the forest and there are some very unique combinations of plants there. Now one of my favorite places to visit.

1  Thank Michael M H
Reviewed October 6, 2015

Explore the dunes, walk along the slough looking back at Arcata and mountains, or walk to the ocean and walk the beach. Beautiful no cost adventure!

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Reviewed August 5, 2015

We love to beach comb, and were eagerly anticipating this part of the coast because we have not been here. However, there appeared to be some king of algal bloom which coated many areas of the beach with a greenish slime, which itself did not...More

1  Thank FoodieCdA
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