City of Arcata Press Release
ARCATA – The South Fork Janes Creek Trail, a new, two mile loop trail, opens for public use on Friday, July 11.
The multi-use trail overlaps a three-quarter mile section of the Arcata Ridge Trail. A one-half mile segment of the loop will be closed to horse use temporarily until the new tread compacts and becomes more resistant to damage.
Recreational users can access the new trail from the Diamond Drive or California Avenue entrances to the Arcata Community Forest, or from Trail # 5 and Trail # 10 in the Forest’s trail system.
Eighty-five percent of this new trail is located on a conservation easement donated to the City by the Samuels family on land adjacent to the northern Arcata Community Forest boundary.
"We are very happy to work with the City of Arcata, and to offer its residents additional recreational opportunities,” says landowner Ivan Samuels. “Not only does the loop trail make it easier for us to manage our property, it also provides the public with an opportunity to enhance their own exploration of the Arcata Community Forest."
“This new trail is a great new recreational asset to the community and is located in a very scenic part of the Janes Creek watershed,” adds City of Arcata Environmental Services Director Mark André.
For more information about the South Fork Janes Creek Trail, call (707) 822-8184 or e-mail [email protected]