Explore the most popular Hiking trails in Arcata Community Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

Was an amazing trail with a great sunset overlook at the top of the mountain, but going back in pitch black was difficult because there’s like 50 different small trails and it’s easy to miss your exit

nature trips
1 month ago

This trail was awesome. We saw a deer just 20 feet away and this forest is BEAUTIFUL. I had a great time with my fellow Bakersfield College forestry majors here. This is one field trip I will not forget. All thanks go to Professor Kelly at Bakersfield College and the HSU Forestry department.

My family and I met two amazing dudes and their dog on this trail. We talked about our hiking adventures, shared pics, and they taught me a little about the mushrooms grown in this forest. Good Friendly people on this trail and free parking is available.

Took my family for a little hike. They loved the scenery. This place is beautiful. well kept as well. Love that the trail is dog friendly. My German Shepard is going to love this trail. Going back real soon.

5 months ago

Pretty nice hike. Very representative of hiking in a redwood forest and not too long. We did this hike in a little over an hour and it’s moderately strenuous.

Great hike. There are some hills so would not recommend for true beginner, but relatively easy overall and the scenery is continuously breathtaking. Cool breezes are a plus, too.

coming from Ohio, it was a game changer

My wife and I hiked up trail #1 and then #8 and #9. Overall we hiked about 6.5 miles. Very beautiful and relaxing hike, some of the trail was what I would consider a moderate slope, but nothing too hard. I pushed our 2 year old daughter in a jogging stroller the entire time and there was some uphill portions that were a little strenuous but overall great hike. Saw a lot of joggers, bikers, and hikers. Worth the trip to Arcata to hike!

My wife and I enjoyed this trail. The trail was being renovated about 3 miles in so our hike turned into a 6.5 mile hike. I love walking among the California Redwoods. I reserve the 5 star rating for something that blows me away but I highly recommend this trail to anyone in the area of Arcadia California.

Beautiful trail you wouldn’t know was there unless you were searching out a place for a peaceful hike.

It was a good hike. There wasn't much of a view at the top and there was really only one hard hill while the rest was down hill. But man was that one hill a killer!

Wonderful hike with beautiful scenery and lush greenery

8 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous hike with many trails to choose from!!

8 months ago

Enjoyed the day. Kids, dogs and even a couple of goats.

10 months ago

a totally gorgeous walk in the redwoods.

trail running
11 months ago

Very pretty trail, some steep sections, overall a good little hike!

Monday, January 01, 2018


Beautiful hike and easy access. Lots of banana slugs and birds!

Fun hike! Hardly any elevation gain, made it an easy hike with my dad on the weekend when he came to visit.

Great hike, nothing too tough but steep enough in places to offer a challenge. No potties from the Arcata trailhead. Gorgeous redwoods, quiet and relaxing.

Beautiful young redwood forest, lots to do in the park. Hike, bike, horseback... kid friendly park with bathroom amenities.

None of the trails are too steep and parking is ample.

Wish I had this park behind my college

Decent trails, but without a mapping application it would be very easy to get off track or lost. It's a large web of trails and absolutely nothing is well marked.

Nice place to go for a walk and see some big trees. There's a nice frisbee golf course. The dog loves all the smells.

It's a beautiful forest filled with redwood trees and ferns. Short trail.

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