Allen Marsh and Butcher Slough Log Pond Loop

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Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary

Allen Marsh and Butcher Slough Log Pond Loop is a 1.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Arcata, California that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 3 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

lake

partially paved

rails trails

wildlife

city walk

running
no shade
10 months ago

Enjoyed that this trail connected to the other marsh trails. Trail is pretty flat, no shade, lots of birds, and great for running. Easy to get to as well.

bird watching
Sat Jan 05 2019

Great birding spot, located on the Pacific fly way. Flat, well maintained trails - gravel, wood chip, pavement. Good for kids, leashed dogs. Port a potty, bathroom in interpretative center.

Tue Jul 31 2018

Beautiful spot to skate or bike at!

hiking
Sat Nov 18 2017

A lot more small trees here. Around the Sanctuary there are several small parking lots to give hikers or walkers very good access. This place is put together pretty good for the locals. Saw more birds and dogs today in a long, long time. I saw the biggest flock of shorebirds on the wing than I've seen in 30 years. A very healthy population here...

running
1 month ago

hiking
4 months ago

Sat Jan 05 2019

Thu Nov 29 2018

hiking
Mon Apr 09 2018

hiking
Mon Mar 05 2018