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Redwood Edible & Medicinal Plant Hike

Arcata, United States

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Experience hosted by Laura

90 mins
Includes equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

I'll lead you around one of my favorite hikes that most people who even live here don't know exists! I moved here for this trail. edible and medicinal plants (my personal favorite parts of the hike!). I often wild forage on this trail for addidtions to my salads, sandwiches, tea, and medicinal lotions.
I'll take pictures of your family/ group (with your phone) in the spectacular photo spots in amonst the cathedral forest ceilings, burnt out ancient redwoods, and the magical Redwood Fairy Circle!
You'll leave this experience with new knowledge (you may find some of the plants I'll show in your backyard no matter where you live in the country!) and you'll feel more empowered and connected to yourself and nature.
I'll lead you around one of my favorite hikes that most people who even live here don't know exists! I moved here for this trail. edible and medicinal plants (my personal favorite parts of the hike!). I often wild forage on this trail for addidtions to my salads, sandwiches, tea, and medicinal lotions.
I'll take pictures of your family/ group (with your phone) in the spectacular photo spots in amonst the cathedral forest ceilings, burnt ou…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Foraging collection bags, and use of education materials and locally made n...
From $30
/ person
Sat, Mar 6
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 3 other guests
$30 per person
$30 per person

Meet your host, Laura

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 44 Reviews
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Hello! I'm Laura, and I LOVE showing people the hidden gorgeous spots in Humboldt County! I've worked in the outdoor industry for 8 years in 5 different states at summer camps and YMCAs teaching outdoor Ed to school groups and leading a kazillion outdoor activities including guided hikes. I've been a certified Wilderness First Responder (advanced first aid) for 7 years. I'm also a certified California Coastal Naturalist with the Friends of the Dunes and UC Davis.

I've been fascinated by the outdoors since I was a kid. I was dissecting flowers in the backyard to see what wonders were hidden inside and couldn't help but share my findings with anyone who would listen. The trees and rivers, rocks and mountains... everything- they all have lessons to be learned and personalities to be known.
Hello! I'm Laura, and I LOVE showing people the hidden gorgeous spots in Humboldt County! I've worked in the outdoor industry for 8 years in 5 different states at summer camps and YMCAs teaching outdoor Ed to school groups and leading a kazillion outdoor activities including guided hikes. I've been a certified Wilderness First Responder (advanced first aid) for 7 years. I'm also a certified California Coastal Naturalist with the Friends of the Dunes and UC Davis.

I've been fascinated…
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Where you'll be

We'll be on parts of the Beith Creek Trail and the Arcata Ridge Trail. It's a moderate-easy 1.5 mile there and back trail (that's inside a larger loop trail) along the edge of the Sunny Brae neighborhood. Gentle/moderate elevation gain and switchbacks back down the hill.
Arcata is a vibrant college town known for their artists, zero waste policies, and value for local businesses. Check out their Farmers Market every Saturday morning!

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 44 reviews.

Brooke
February 2021
I recommend this for anyone. She knows about the area and gave us tips on where to enjoy the rest of our stay. Useful information on the plants here. She answered so many questions I had. It was a fun time and nice to get inside opinions of the area.
I recommend this for anyone. She knows about the area and gave us tips on where to enjoy the rest of our stay. Useful information on the plants here. She answered so many questions…
Bethani
February 2021
Laura was a super great guide!! She’s got a great personality and you can tell she loves what she does and knows her stuff! I learned a lot! She has great stories and was such a fun person, she made learning about the forest and foraging really fun and educational at the same time. I highly recommend this activity if you’re in the area. The forest itself is amazingly beautiful even mid February. It’s a quiet trail where you really feel immersed in nature.
Laura was a super great guide!! She’s got a great personality and you can tell she loves what she does and knows her stuff! I learned a lot! She has great stories and was such a fu…
Kay
February 2021
This hike is just full of amazingly beautiful and diverse plant life amongst the majestic Redwood forest. Laura does a great job teaching and story telling so that we learned not only what is safely edible vs look-a-likes that are not, but grew an appreciation for the forrest history, magic and ecology! Totally worth doing! So glad we did!
This hike is just full of amazingly beautiful and diverse plant life amongst the majestic Redwood forest. Laura does a great job teaching and story telling so that we learned not o…
Annie
February 2021
This experience was incredibly magical! Laura was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, which made it so much more fun! The hike was easy to manage, and our dog loved it as well. We learned a lot along the way, and made delicious salads from what we foraged, which is a one-of-a-kind experience! We can't wait to come back in the summer for berry picking :)
This experience was incredibly magical! Laura was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, which made it so much more fun! The hike was easy to manage, and our dog loved it as well. We…
Tucker
February 2021
If you are at all hesitant about Laura for an experience, do it. My boyfriend and I are on vacation for a few days and I really wanted an activity that would be fun, get us into nature, and be something outside the norm. This was that experience. We met Laura at the top of the stairs and she was immediately warm and friendly. Since my boyfriend and I were the only ones on the hike she tailored it more to what we were wanting. Jared wanted more of the scenic and I more of the plants and learning. Laura provided a great balance that left us excited we had chosen this hike. She is passionate and knowledgeable about the plant life and cycles of the forest. I am excited to try my tea with the ingredients she helped teach us were safe and yummy! Thank you, Laura!!!!
If you are at all hesitant about Laura for an experience, do it. My boyfriend and I are on vacation for a few days and I really wanted an activity that would be fun, get us into na…
Jenna
February 2021
What a treasure of a human and what a treasure of an experience! Laura’s love of nature and delightful spirit made this a really special adventure. Looking forward to doing it again next time we’re in town!

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  • Sat, Mar 6
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 3 other guests
    $30 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

layered clothing (including rain coat if it looks like rain)

water