Arcata Community Forest

Arcata Community Forest

Arcata, California 95521
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Local Phone: (707) 822-5951

The Arcata Community Forest, just minutes from downtown, was established in 1955 to preserve the watershed from which the town drew its drinking water supply. The main area of second-growth redwoods covers about 800 acres and currently is used for education, recreation,  wildlife habitat and sustainable timber harvest. 

The forest forms the visual backdrop of the town is a recreational draw due to its extensive trail system.

• Dogs welcome
• Please pick up after your dogs
• Please keep dogs on their leashes
• This is a popular walking spot, so you'll likely run into lots of other people and dogs

redwoods, dog-friendly, trails

redwood trees
It’s always cool on the Redwood Coast, so don’t worry about leaving Sparky in the car while you spend half an hour at the Willow Creek-China Flat Bigfoot Museum (open May-October), where you’ll see film footage, footprint casts and other artifacts related to the hairy hominid that has even earned a starring role in the county’s tourism marketing campaign. (Hey, you gotta believe!)  more »
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