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


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Arcata, California Map

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.

Beautiful spot to skate or bike at!

trail running
13 days ago

Great running area!

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

fun area , easy walk can go a few feet or a few miles lol

Absolutely gorgeous hike with many trails to choose from!!

I really like this trail. I enjoy riding my bike on it for some exercise.

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

on Hammond Coastal Trail

3 months ago

I grew up here and it is amazingly beautiful!

a totally gorgeous walk in the redwoods.

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

Very fun and accessible with plenty of amazing views!!

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

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...

8 months ago

Ducks, ducks,ducks.....everywhere ducks and beautiful views of Humboldt bay including the Samoa Bridge. Easy walk most can do and enjoy. Beautiful day on the bay with a few kayakers on the outside in the bay. There is a boat launch here as well.

Did several trails here in Arcata Marsh and enjoyed then all. No less than a dozen different kinds of birds including hawks. With all the ducks here i was surprised i didn't see an eagle. Beautiful day!

8 months ago

Saw Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary on a map and decided to explore. An absolute great place for birders. So many shorebirds and ducks. A lot of people use these trails and walk their dogs.

Nice little find today in my 2 day hiking venture in the Eureka area. Nice views of the marsh around Humboldt Bay. There were kayakers and paddle .boarders on the water. Might go back to finish the others tomorrow.

8 months ago

Only hiked part of it. I'll take my bike back and do the rest.

Great for hiking and biking. You can choose to do a small potion or the entire trail without any difficulty.

9 months ago

Hiked a portion of the trail 4 miles to Clam.Beach.

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.

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