Visitor Alert: Arboretum closed until Thursday, Sept. 23
Due to ongoing extreme fire danger in California, the U.S. Forest Service closed all of the state’s national forests in late August. Most of those forests will reopen this week. But those in Southern California, including San Bernardino National Forest, will remain closed until Thursday, Sept. 23. Please check back here for confirmation of the Arboretum’s scheduled reopening next week.
Hours & Calendar
An Adventure Pass or other valid pass (such as America the Beautiful) is required to park in the Arboretum’s lot–whether or not the Information Booth is open. As always, entrance to the Arboretum itself is free.
29358 Rim of the World Hwy. 18
Skyforest, CA 92385
Fall Native Plant Sale: Postponed
The Fall Native Plant Sale, slated for Saturday, Sept. 4, has been canceled. On Monday, Aug. 30, the U.S. Forest Service announced that all California national forests would be closed through Tuesday, Sept. 17, at least. Please check back here for updates on that official closure and possible rescheduling of our fall native plant sale to Saturday, Oct. 16.
Explore the Forest
This family- and dog-friendly trail is nearly one mile long. Descending and then rising gently, it’s an easy hike with numbered signposts along the way. An information-rich trail guide, keyed to those numeric posts, makes your hike even more interesting and educational.
Photo: Anneke Fischle
The Arboretum’s gardens display a wide variety of flowers, shrubs and other plants. Largely native to the San Bernardino Mountains, many of them are identified by easy-to-read signs. The nearby Information Booth offers print and visual aids to help you learn even more!
Expertly guided tours are available on request. They’re intended especially for visiting groups such as schoolchildren, Boy and Girl Scouts, gardening clubs and birdwatchers. For details: email@example.com.
Through habitat restoration, trail maintenance and other efforts, we’re working to protect and conserve our area’s expanse of the National Forest.
Heaps Peak Arboretum has a diverse collection of mostly native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other plants. Some of them might do well in your garden. Learn more at the Arboretum!
Rim of the World Interpretive Association
Rim of the World Interpretive Association (ROWIA) is a California nonprofit, public-benefit corporation founded in 1982. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, we maintain and staff Heaps Peak Arboretum.