Explore the most popular hiking 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.

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.

nice and easy hike, loved being able to walk along the beach.

nature trips
19 days 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.

Sweet walk along side Humboldt Bay. I like to go at high tide when the slough is filled up, it makes it more interesting to me. This trail leads out to a point with a bench and amazing bird watching. There’s also a loop into the dunes that will take your breath away if your into Pygmy forests and bio diversity. There’s often heaps of mosquitoes so wear appropriate attire. I’ve also paddled along this section and it’s awesome.

Nice place to take a walk with the family for bird watching. My dog, daughters, and my pregnant partner enjoyed the sunset. They loved the ducks and there is free dog potty bags for people with pets.

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.

Bird watching and easy trails.

Level trails, great views, lots of birds and wildlife. Good locations for photography. Lots of families. Like!

Nice urban trail system. Level, great views, lots of families. Highly recommended for birders!

4 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.

Beautiful spot to skate or bike at!

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

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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

on Hammond Coastal Trail

8 months ago

I grew up here and it is amazingly beautiful!

8 months ago

a totally gorgeous walk in the redwoods.

trail running
9 months ago

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

Friday, January 12, 2018

Very fun and accessible with plenty of amazing views!!

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