Let’s go Hiking!
Heaps Peak Arboretum Trail – 3W05
0.9 miles, loop, 1 hour – easy
Self-guided tour with many points of interest. Entrance is three-quarters of a mile east of Santa’s Village, off Highway 18. Learn about natural history, fire ecology, and forest wildflowers on this short, informative trail. The site was constructed from 1923 to 1931 by the Lake Arrowhead Women’s Club and is maintained by volunteers from the Rim of the World Interpretive Association. The area has gone through a couple of rough patches due to fire and disrepair, but none of that is evident today. Start at the kiosk to get an overview of important information on the bark beetle, flowering plants, activities, and a photo exhibit. From there follow the signs and numbered stops marked in the pamphlet.
This interpretive trail is located 1.4 miles east of Skyforest on Highway 18. The trail is an easy walk for all ages that takes you through a self-guided tour with 24 points of interest about native plants and wildlife. The site was constructed and is maintained by volunteers from the Rim of the World Interpretive Association. A donation is requested for those keeping the Arboretum trail guide.
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Welcome to the San Bernardino Mountains!
There is no better way to experience the various aspects of Nature than to take a hike. The sounds, smells, and “feel” of the forest become more immediate, personal and meaningful. On this site, you will find information on trail locations, trail difficulty, hiking tips, camping, and wildlife, as well as the hiking schedule for the Mountaintop Hiking Club. The many trails within the Arrowhead Ranger District offer ample choices for all, from beginners to experienced outdoorsmen, with Deep Creek being the highlight of the District. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails in the San Bernardino National Forest. Trails vary in length from 0.25-mile nature trails to a 195-mile section of thePacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Trails vary from easy to difficult with scenery from desert flowers to mountain pines.
Before beginning a hike, take into account your available time, knowledge of the area, necessary equipment, weather conditions, physical situation, and the time of year. Please note that hiking trails may be closed without notice due to storm damage or other reasons. More information can be obtained by contacting the local ranger station:
Arrowhead Ranger District – San Bernardino National Forest
28104 Highway 18 – P.O. Box 7
For more hiking trails go to Lake Arrowhead Village web site.