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First, choose a section of the forest that speaks to you.
Spectacular in spring when the wildflowers are blooming, this section offers the best views of Orchard Meadow along with some of the largest, most mature trees in the forest.
Orchard Meadowview is conveniently located and visible from the Welcome Area.
A small seasonal creek winds along the northern edge of this section. When the Sierra snowpack melts, you can hear the gentle soundtrack of the water trickling down the rocks.
Bountiful sunshine and a mix of rolling hills with lush grass make this a favorite spot for local wildlife. Butterflies, mule deer, and jackrabbits all call this mountain meadow home.
Ponderosa Passage greets forest visitors at the entryway, just off the main drive. Primarily composed of young ponderosa pines, this section is flat and easily accessible.
The lush grass understory and well-spaced trees in Ponderosa Passage create a park-like feel, making this section a customer favorite for leisurely walks and picnics.
Trees here are separated by a wetland meadow that runs through the center of the section.
This is the most untouched part of the forest, bounded by the western edge of the property and nestled into a gentle slope that rises above the meadow. It’s perfect for enjoying quiet reflection yet still easily accessible from the trail network.
In Poet’s Knoll, diverse species of deciduous trees and evergreens grow together. Among the ponderosas and sugar pines are moss-covered black oaks, with branches reaching up toward the sun.
Generous spacing between the mature trees allows sunlight to stream through, highlighting pockets of purple lupines.