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blue Arcata Community Forest Tour

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5.4 mile 8.6 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 836' 255 m
Descent: -838' -256 m
High: 729' 222 m
Low: 467' 142 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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Just one option of many combinations of lovely trails in the forest above Arcata.

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Overview

The Arcata Community Forest is a gem of a trail network in Arcata's backyard. There are many trailheads and a myriad of combinations that can be done. This is just an example, and the trails are mostly quite similar to each other, so make your own run as short or long as you like.

Runner Notes

Almost all paths are smooth crushed rock and excellent for running.

Description

All the trails here are quite hilly, and if you find level ground, enjoy - it won't be that way for long! This forest is mostly second-generation forest of Douglas Fir and Redwoods. Ferns are incredibly abundant, and overall the lush green is deeply intense. It can be cold and moody in the fog or delightful as the sun filters through and dapples the forest floor.

History & Background

The park was cobbled together by the city's purchase of 6 forest tracts in 1955, and additional tracts were added in 2006. Trail construction is of excellent quality and more trails continue to be added.

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