Trees in Featured Locations are in close proximity to the most unique features of the forest, like old-growth areas, meadows, lookouts, lakes, rivers, and more.
Featured Location within Rim Of The World
Trees here have front-row seats to the best views of the San Gabriel Mountains, and overlook the valley below. Open spaces along the hilly slopes in this area are perfect for picnicking and enjoying the afternoon sun. In spring, blooming mountain lupins and wildflowers bring the forest floor to life in vibrant colors.
At sunset, a serene golden hue is cast across the mountainside. On clear days, you can see the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean and even Catalina Island.
Deep into the forest, this area offers a sense of serenity and is home to some of our largest and most unique trees.
Trees in this part of the forest are next to a small, naturally occurring meadow, affectionately referred to as “Deer Meadow” by our Forest Guides. Tucked away in the woods, the grassy understory of this area is most beautiful in spring when wildflowers bloom in pops of color across the forest floor.
Wildlife is abundant here, and in the winter months it’s easy to spot fox and deer tracks in the snow or a great horned owl flying overhead.