The Arcata Community Forest features a confusing network of numbered trails and fire roads.  While the trails are confusing, linked together correctly, they can be an enjoyable string of rocked single track back to the bottom of the hill.  


The community forest has three separate entrances in Arcata-

  • Redwood park at the end of 14th street
  • The red gate on the right as you start up the hill on granite avenue
  • Fickle Hill Road parking lot, as referenced here on the map

Suggested ride

Difficulty -- 5/10

Type -- Fire Road Climb / Single Track Descent/                     Pavement back to the parking lot   

Elevation Gain -- ~1,500ft/~460m  

Distance -- ~10 miles/~16km

Duration -- ~1 hour

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