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Yosemite Gateway Memorial Forest

Become a part of a mountain meadow ecosystem just 30 miles from the National Park

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Browse trees online or in forest with a Guide​

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What makes the Yosemite Gateway Forest Special

Evergreen Meets Deciduous

Wildflower Blooms in Spring

Home to Diverse Wildlife

Experience the forest sights and sounds

Our Guides will bring the forest to life with an online tour, or visit in-person to feel the magic firsthand.

Join the Yosemite Gateway Community

Connect with people who love nature as much as you do.

When I found out that Better Place Forests has a site just outside Yosemite, I knew it was perfect for us. Every time we visit, we are struck by the peace and serenity. 

Rose S. Yosemite Gateway Forest, California

Better Place Forests is the perfect place for us. The idea of being out in nature under our tree gives us such a feeling of peace.

Joy B. Yosemite Gateway Forest, California

The forest helps ease grief. When I found my tree, it felt as if I was found. My name is now forever associated with the forest.

Silvana B. Yosemite Gateway Forest, California

Explore with a Better Place Forests Guide

Browse and shop the Yosemite Gateway Forest with one-on-one support from a Guide. You can choose favorites online or visit the forest in-person to find your forever tree.

Visiting the Yosemite Gateway Forest

Forest Visiting Hours

Thursday – Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
by appointment only – schedule below 

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