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Highway 18 has been repaired. Please drive carefully.
Hours & Events
We’re planning to hold the FALL NATIVE PLANT SALE on Saturday, October 14, 9:00 am until we’re sold out. Remember, the line may form as early as 7:30 am.
The Fall newsletter will be coming out soon.
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.
Paying for an Adventure Pass helps our National Forests. The majority of the fees are used for operating, maintaining and improving recreational opportunities for our visitors.
If our information booth isn’t open, you may purchase an Adventure Pass at:
- We have a QR Code displayed at the booth which will take you to the Forest Service website where a pass may be purchased online.
- The 7-11 in Lake Arrowhead, CA
- The Lake Arrowhead Chamber of Commerce in Lake Arrowhead Village, Lake Arrowhead, CA
- Arrowhead Sporting Goods in Lake Arrowhead Village, CA
- Lake Drive Hardware in Crestline, CA
- The 7-11 in Crestline, CA
- Snow Valley Ski Resort in Running Springs, CA
- Valero in Running Springs, CA
Semi-Annual Native Plant Sale
Our next Native Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, October 14, from 9:00 am until all the plants are sold. The line of shoppers may start forming as early as 7:30 am. The plants will be perfect for getting into the ground immediately, and will bloom in the spring. We sell out of all of our plants within a few hours, so we hope you will come and take advantage of an excellent native-plant selection and support the Arboretum. Plants will be priced from $12 to $15, and the proceeds benefit the Arboretum. The date is dependent on weather conditions that day.
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!
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.