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Heaps Arboretum

Big Bear Sequoias

Sequoia Trees in Big Bear? You find it hard to imagine that these famed trees exist in Southern California , but here they are tucked right on Hwy.18 in between Running Springs & Lake Arrowhead. This small redwood grove will be your treat after a short clockwise hike around Heaps Arboretum trail. It is located just inside the San Bernardino National Forest area.

A variety of pines trees grow in this park & there are plenty of small signs to inform you of each species. Benches are places along the path for a leisurely stroll. Great family hike on the way to Big Bear or Arrowhead. It is an easy hike for grandma too.

Wildflowers only last a short season, so get up there before the heat of summer kicks in. Early summer still has greenery, even though all the flowering plants have ceased.

Big Bear HikingA few miles east Lake Arrowhead on Hwy. 18 is a parking area for Heaps Peak Trailhead & the Arboretum. This small hike takes less than an hour & is the easiest nature trail around. Educational brochures are available & a small donation is requested.