Trail Map

Getting to the Arcata Community Forest

The Arcata Community Forest is located on the east side of the City of Arcata. It is accessible from Redwood Park located at the east ends of 11th and 14th Streets; on the southern side from Fickle Hill Road, which begins at the east end of 11th and 7th Streets at Bayside Road; and from the east end of California Street which connects with L.K. Wood Blvd. north of Humboldt State University.

The Community Forest Trails Map shows paved roads, dirt trails, and elevation gains. Camping is prohibited in all of Arcata’s timberlands. Dogs are allowed but must be kept on leash at all times. Equestrians, please inquire at Environmental Services for the best forest access locations.

See Arcata Community Forest and experience a fly-by tour of the proposed Ridge Trail thorough Google Earth.  This requires Google Earth be installed on your Computer.  You will download the City of Arcata's GIS spatial data in .kmz format for use in Google Earth. 

1.  Arcata Ridge Trail - Take a detailed fly-by tour of the proposed Arcata's Ridge Trail
2.  Arcata Community Forest Trails - Display Arcata Community Forest trails

For Smart Phone users wanting to display Arcata Community Forest Trails on Mobile devices:

1.       Make sure GPS is on.  iphone users:  Settings>Locations Services>ON

2.       Copy this link.  In order to copy this link, click and hold link until copy dialog comes up and click copy

3.   Launch internet browser and navigate to

4.   Paste link in top search box and click “search”.  You should see roads and trails now downloaded to Goggle maps.  Click on any trail to see trail number and length.

 More information is available from the City of Arcata's Environmental Services Department.