Backpacking & Hiking

Never been in the Arcata Community Forest before? Want to get to know the trails around the area better? Need some awesome backpacking spots? If so, our hiking and backpacking trips are for you. Find out about the amazing forest in Humboldt State’s backyard, discover the wonders of Prairie Creek State park, or go on one of our backpacking trips and discover amazing places to go backpacking. By utilizing short to mid-distance routes in beautiful and unique locations, everyone has an opportunity for an amazing experience.

*Don’t forget to check out our FREE Backpacking Seminars offered each semester! Our outdoor staff cover the basics of equipment, clothing, food packs, and Leave No Trace principles. Everyone is invited to come and meet other hikers who are looking for local backpacking adventures.



Want to get outdoors this summer, go backpacking and be able to safely get yourself around in the... read more!
June 9

Looking for a bit of a challenge, but aren’t ready to traverse steep mountains? This... read more!

June 22 - 24


This class covers the fundamentals of kayaking, including an orientation to kayaking equipment,...
June 2
In this class, students will bring in their own electric or acoustic guitar for set up. The class...
June 2
Come join us for this popular evening paddle and catch a peek of the evening skies from Humboldt...
June 2
Ever wanted to go stand up paddleboarding, but don’t know where to start? This course can get you...
June 3