Yosemite Gateway, CA
Majestic mountain meadows, 30 miles west of
Yosemite National Park
Majestic mountain meadows, 30 miles west of
Yosemite National Park
Return to the earth naturally in a 172-acre forest in an iconic California location
What makes our Yosemite Gateway forest special:
  • Rare mountain meadow ecosystem - filled with spring lupines, poppies, and other wildflowers
  • Abundance of wildlife - glimpse mule deer, black bears, jackrabbits, and more
What’s offered
in Yosemite Gateway
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
An iconic wilderness destination, the Yosemite region offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, including hiking, skiing, fishing, and boating.
A private spot for your memorial
Choose a section that speaks to you, whether you’re inspired by stately oaks overlooking the meadow, a peaceful knoll with hidden pockets of wildflowers, or a park-like grove of young ponderosas representing the future of the forest.
A protected forest with two mountain meadows
An enticing mix of evergreen and deciduous trees surround two mountain meadows carpeted with wildflowers, while a seasonal creek creates a serene soundtrack for all to enjoy.
How it works
01
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
02
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of the forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in-person with one of our forest stewards.
03
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
04
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
More about Better Place Forests
A beautiful place for you and your loved ones.
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore our Yosemite Gateway forest and the surrounding area with a free online tour from a trained advisor.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and provides your loved ones with a beautiful way to celebrate your story.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your free online tour of our Yosemite forest today.
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