Arcata Community Forest Loop

Arcata, California

Arcata Community Forest Loop Professional Review and Guide

"A leisurely jaunt through second-growth redwood forest along gravel and dirt tracks, just a stone’s throw from the quirky college town of Arcata. Plenty of clearings and small meadows provide contrast to the deep shadows of the forest, and numerous connecting trails are available to customize the hike.

Tucked up against the progressive little college town of Arcata is a jumble of densely forested hills that represent an ongoing experiment in modern silviculture. Dedicated in 1955, the Arcata Community Forest was originally acquired by the city as a source of drinking water, which was collected by building small reservoirs on the creeks flowing through the forest."

Arcata Community Forest Loop Reviews

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8/24/2009
Great hike beautiful trails. The direction were great. I would hike here again. Nice shady hike with a little sun. Would recommend good hiking shoes.
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Trail Information

Arcata
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
4
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 - 2 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
180 feet
Trailhead Elevation
700 feet
Top Elevation
Department of Environmental Services
Local Contacts
USGS Arcata South, Arcata North
Local Maps
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Jun 2018