Explore the most popular forest 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.

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.

Beautiful spot to skate or bike at!

trail running
1 month 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

Absolutely gorgeous hike with many trails to choose from!!

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

a totally gorgeous walk in the redwoods.

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

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...

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.

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.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

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.

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Wish I had this park behind my college

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

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.

walking
Saturday, July 01, 2017

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.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

beautiful trail. trails not marker well. Directions need to be updated.

Awesome for a quick hike and see some redwoods. Not to bad when it's wet either. there's frisby golf there to.

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