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Heaps Peak Arboretum

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Nice little walk to stretch the legs

Nice trail to see many kinds of trees and plants native to the SoCal mountains. Even has a small... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Hermosa Beach, California
A beautiful walk through the forest

There is much interesting signage to provide just enough information about what you are seeing to... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Robin T
Danville, California
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
28950 CA18, Rim of the World Scenic Byway, Just east of Skyforest on the north side of the road, Latitude: 34.233999 Longitude: -117.160518, Skyforest, Lake Arrowhead, CA 92385
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Nice trail to see many kinds of trees and plants native to the SoCal mountains. Even has a small grove of sequoias. $5 park fee to park there, but worth it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank alnghrn
Reviewed 27 August 2018

There is much interesting signage to provide just enough information about what you are seeing to make it even more enjoyable. There is a garden that is perfect for a wheelchair ride. The rest of the path would be a little challenging for someone with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Robin T
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and all the types of plants and trees. There were quite a few birds and other small animals to see as well. This was a very easy walk that only took us about 45 minutes round trip back to our...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alexander B
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We did the one-hour loop Sequoia Trail. We took our time, reading each of the 25 points. Take water!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ohioan1
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Well done one mile loop trail (a little paved, but mostly dirt) with 20+ different points talking about the trees and foliage in the area. Easy to get to located right off of the beautiful Rim of the World highway. Parking requires the $5 Adventure...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank LovelandS
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Came up to Arrowhead on a whim to enjoy a peaceful day outside. Nice enjoyable walking path through the forest.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank RJKemp84
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Especially in the fall the last of the leaves are turning and the forest Smells so fresh. Easy half hour walk for all ages and pets on leash are welcome.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank altaman55
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The loop was so relaxing and pretty. I want to come back during the spring and see the flowers in bloom and all the trees with their leaves.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank socalguy7979
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We walked the trail of the arboretum, which wasn't very long and was quite easy to do. The Dogwood trees were beautiful with fall colors.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank LoriGrg
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This place doesn't look like much from the parking lot, especially at this time of year when the autumn die-off is happening as the forest readies for winter. However, it is definitely worth the time to walk the informative trail. There are printed brochures available...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank OsiyaGal
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11 September 2017|
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Response from CrankingChick | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it is a good spot for birding but try to go early so it isn't crowded. If you do an internet search for "National Forest Adventure Pass" you will get links for information about the pass. I have purchased the... More
Susan B
26 September 2016|
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Response from LUCKYME72 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is open all the time with no admission required or gates. You can make a donation if desired.