VISITOR ALERT: Closed for more than two weeks, HPA to reopen soon
As 2021 gave way to 2022, winter storms descended on the San Bernardino Mountains. In early January the Arboretum was closed due to extensive storm-related tree damage. Working tirelessly, the U.S. Forest Service has cleared the main sidewalk and trail obstructions. Although collected debris remains on site, the Arboretum is set to reopen in the next few days. Please watch for word of that official Forest Service action here. Please note, too, that Hwy. 18 near its intersection with Hwy. 138 (just below Crestline) is undergoing major repairs due to heavy rain in late December. A pilot car is escorting north- and south-bound traffic flows until the project is completed. The other two major routes into the mountains are Hwy. 330 (from Highland to Running Springs) and Hwy. 38 (from Redlands to Big Bear). The Caltrans highway-information number is 800.427.7623.
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
Spring Native Plant Sale: May 28, 2022
The Spring Native Plant Sale is slated for Saturday, May 28, 2022 (Memorial Day weekend), beginning at 9 a.m. Please visit our site again closer to the actual event date to check on any schedule changes. The plant list below, from the Oct. 16 sale, is for your information.
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.