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      A redwood forest just blocks from downtown Arcata. PDF Map available for Avenza App.

      Arcata's Community Forest is comprised of approximately 790 acres of woodland recreation, with an exceptional network of developed trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding (check the trail maps to determine which trails are open to bikes and horses). Trail Maps are available at the parking lots.
      A number of bridges, stairways and corduroy roads allow the trails to cross steep ravines and traverse forested hillsides. Elevations range from 250 feet at Redwood Park to 1010 feet at the eastern most boundary near the Long Loop Trail #17. This intensively managed forest, combined with developed trails, has an overall effect of a magical, manicured parkland.
      Fickle Hill Trailhead google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Camping Prohibited. Dogs must be Leashed.
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      Region Details
      • 10
      • 4
      • 19

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 27, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      33
      Trails Hike
      31
      Trails Trail Running
      31
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      5,409 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,104 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,136 ft
      Reports
      80
      Photos
      44
      Ridden Counter
      3,010

      Photos of Arcata Community Forest Mountain Bike

      82 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      trail: Peanut Butter
      159 |
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Jul 19, 2020
      150 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      144 |
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      trail: Meadow (#3)
      96 |
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:14am
      Sep 13, 2019
      trail: Sunny Brae DH
      134 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Sunny Brae DH
      103 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Big Rock #4
      108 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jul 2, 2019

      Videos of Arcata Community Forest Mountain Bike

      San's crash in Arcata
      86 | Jul 29, 2021
      arcata community forest
      0:10 | 474 | Nov 25, 2018
      sunny brae dh day
      2:34 | 937 | Jan 28, 2015
      jump
      trail: Vista
      0:12 | 183 | Apr 22, 2012
      Humboldt County - Arcata Community Forest
      18:10 | 166 | Apr 28, 2021 , Arcata
      Arcata Community Forest Trail #19
      trail: Trail #19
      2:20 | 226 | Aug 29, 2019 , Arcata

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2952573tiffanyelizabeth-teriddentrailBig Rock #4 and 2 more
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 11:05am
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #2952573tiffanyelizabeth-teriddentrailCommunity Forest Loop Road (#8)
      Apr 23, 2022 @ 7:57am
      Apr 23, 2022
      user #2952573tiffanyelizabeth-teriddentrailUpper Janes Creek (#7) and 1 more
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 6:19pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      user #2562014pmcterryriddentrailRidge Loop (#13) and 13 more
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 5:39pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      user #2090534MegaBadass42069wishlisttrailJump Trail
      Feb 28, 2022 @ 2:26pm
      Feb 28, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #972665TheBikeNerdtrailRidge Loop (#13)Great trail, but needs some renaming as...
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 1:32pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #1904531yooperjbtrailSouth Fork Janes Creek LoopI wouldn't recommend an ebike for anything,...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 9:50pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2682639KSchroeder1980trailBeith Creek LoopSuper steep descents...had to stop often to...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:58pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2682639KSchroeder1980trailArcata RidgeSuper easy to miss the entry to this trail...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:54pm
      Aug 6, 2021
      user #2682639KSchroeder1980trailSouth Fork Janes Creek LoopThis thing feels like WAY more than 432 feet...
      Aug 6, 2021 @ 5:49pm
      Aug 6, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Blue Lake Trails 14 33.1 km
      Lacks Creek 8 116.9 km
      Redwood National Park South 2 124.3 km
      Tish Tang 125.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3319 miles5,410 ft9 miles1,102 ft
      #2,106#1,088448024,829
      Hike3118 miles4,698 ft8 miles1,102 ft
      #2,146#1,19469146
      Trail Running3118 miles4,698 ft8 miles1,102 ft
      #2,147#1,1936931
      Horse22,730 ft26 ft577 ft571 ft
      #707#47220
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