Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

nature trips
22 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.

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

Absolutely gorgeous hike with many trails to choose from!!

7 months ago

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

9 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!

Monday, January 01, 2018


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

Saturday, November 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...

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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!

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