Humboldt Bay Trail North


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Humboldt Bay Trail North Facts

States: California
Counties: Humboldt
Length: 3 miles
Trail end points: Samoa Blvd. and Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9757052
Trail activities: Walking

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Humboldt Bay Trail North Description

The Humboldt Bay Trail North picks up where the Arcata City Trail leaves off. The trail continues south from Samoa Boulevard for 3 miles. This path is what is known as rail-with-trail, because it shares the right-of-way of the active railroad run by North Coast Railroad Authority, running parallel to the tracks. For a good chunk of its length runs through the Arcata Marsh and Wildlife Sanctuary, before it terminates in Bracut. In a demonstration of environmental engineering, the marsh acts as the area’s innovative wastewater treatment facility, even as it provides a vibrant ecosystem supporting vibrant wetland flora and fauna. Make sure to pass by the Visitors Center if you’re new there: there’s lots to learn about the marsh.

As with the Arcata Trail, the Humboldt Bay Trail North is one component of a larger trail project. The Humboldt Bay will eventually trace the lip of the bay, a distance of 13 miles between Arcata and Eureka.

Parking and Trail Access

The closest parking to the northern endpoint can be found at the south end of South I St. in the marsh. There are a number of other parking points in this area, including two along South G St., but you will have to take the marsh's other trails to connect to the Humboldt Bay Trail North. See the trail map for all your parking options. 


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