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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.
      California Ave. Trailhead google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Camping Prohibited. Dogs must be Leashed.
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      Region Details
      • 10
      • 3
      • 19

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 29, 2020
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      32
      Trails Mountain Bike
      32
      Trails Hike
      30
      Trails Trail Running
      30
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      5,339 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,104 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,136 ft
      Reports
      66
      Photos
      44
      Ridden Counter
      2,051

      Arcata Community Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      BILL V ROUTE
      13 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Arcata Community Forest Mountain Bike

      32 |
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      trail: Peanut Butter
      69 |
      Jul 19, 2020 @ 10:48am
      Jul 19, 2020
      85 |
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 7:01pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      90 |
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 3:47pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      trail: Meadow (#3)
      61 |
      Sep 13, 2019 @ 10:14am
      Sep 13, 2019
      trail: Sunny Brae DH
      82 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Sunny Brae DH
      63 |
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      trail: Big Rock #4
      58 |
      Jul 2, 2019 @ 12:41pm
      Jul 2, 2019

      Videos of Arcata Community Forest Mountain Bike

      arcata community forest
      0:10 | 406 | Nov 25, 2018
      sunny brae dh day
      2:34 | 838 | Jan 28, 2015
      jump
      trail: Vista
      0:12 | 165 | Apr 22, 2012
      Humboldt County - Arcata Community Forest
      18:10 | 3 | Apr 28, 2021 , Arcata
      Arcata Community Forest Trail #19
      trail: Trail #19
      2:20 | 140 | Aug 29, 2019 , Arcata

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1221919nobligewishlisttrailJump Trail
      May 6, 2021 @ 6:50am
      May 6, 2021
      user #1766121DrclabornaddvideoHumboldt County - Arcata Community Forest
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 8:51am
      Apr 28, 2021
      user #1016431matuxwishlisttrailRidge Loop (#13)
      Apr 8, 2021 @ 3:31pm
      Apr 8, 2021
      user #2418208erisucciwishlisttrailBeith Creek Loop
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 9:20pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      user #548593MountainBikeBillriddentrailCommunity Forest Loop Road (#8) and 7 more
      Mar 4, 2021 @ 11:13pm
      Mar 4, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1694708Gman4647reportJump TrailH
      Oct 30, 2020 @ 5:18am
      Oct 30, 2020
      user #1904531yooperjbtrailTrail #19Great little flowy trail on the Northeast side...
      Aug 29, 2019 @ 10:59am
      Aug 29, 2019
      user #1904531yooperjbtrailRidge Loop (#13)This trail should actually be split into two...
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 11:03pm
      Aug 26, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Blue Lake Trails 14 33.1 km
      Lacks Creek 8 116.9 km
      Tish Tang 125.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3219 miles5,338 ft9 miles1,102 ft
      #3,290#1,487446613,655
      Hike3018 miles4,682 ft8 miles1,102 ft
      #2,757#1,3826071
      Trail Running3018 miles4,682 ft8 miles1,102 ft
      #2,756#1,3786017
      Horse11,637 ft10 ft351 ft85 ft
      #38720
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