Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

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
16 days ago

Great running area!

Absolutely gorgeous hike with many trails to choose from!!

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

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...

hiking
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!

hiking
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.

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

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.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Lots of different activities for the whole family. Trails of different lengths for walking, running, biking, and even horseback riding. Dog poop bags and trashcans are located at certain trail entrances for convenience. It is backed up next to a park with a playground, rental buildings, restrooms, and picnic tables all on a very spacious area where movies are played for the community during the summer time.

Like an enchanted forest!

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Trail is an easy walk in the woods however the locals like to use it as a place to smoke marijuana which ruins the hike and fresh air.

trail running
Monday, July 13, 2015

Nice & easy. Surrounded by beautiful tall redwood trees & ferns. Relaxing.. Benches near little streams. My pug walked the entire loop!

I have been to this trail twice and it is just a beautiful trail....we stayed on #8 all around. I took my family there the second time around and hiked the whole trail and they loved it....even our dog Buddy was enjoying it

hiking
Friday, May 08, 2015

Gorgeous area, just wish everyone would keep that way! Been here several times, and cannot help but to notice more and more trash and 'campsites' set up. Beautiful trees, and the trails are remarkable. There's also a disk-golf course here too! Be prepared to see tons of trees, fungi, a lot of pot-smoking, and the occasional random ox hanging out with a home-less man.

hiking
Monday, November 24, 2014

Great hike through the redwoods with kids and dog. The trail is actually a series of smaller trails interconnected. Luckily I took a pic of the trail map before leaving the parking lot (which is at the end of Park Drive) or we would have gotten lost. The trails are all numbered so you can go for as long or short a hike as you want.

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