California Points of Interest

Heaps Peak Arboretum Day Use Area

Heaps Peak Arboretum SignLocated on State Highway 18 west of the community of Skyforest. Come and escape the city and visit our unique mountain oasis of natural beauty! Experience the Heaps Peak Arboretum's gardens, "animal tracks trail," mini-gift booth, and inquire about educational programs. Heaps Peak Arboretum, located at 6,000', is open 365 days a year and is free to the public. Heaps Peak's unique arboretum and botanical gardens greet visitors with a diversity of native plants, and also a few “introductions.” No snow play in this area. Open all year.


Points of Interest
Exit Check Station
Fee Station / East Side
Fee Station / West Side
Heaps Peak Arboretum Day Use Area
Hess Ranch
Lake Silverwood Scenic Overlook
Liberty Point
Model Plane Way
Red Rock Scenic Overlook
Sailors Bay
Ultralight Alcove
Watchable Wildlife Area
Zzyzx Desert Studies Center

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Mojave Narrows Regional Park 69 2,749 ft
Dogwood 93 5,739 ft
Mojave River Forks Regional Park 65 3,163 ft
Horse Springs 11 5,772 ft
Hesperia Lake Park Numerous 2,937 ft
Yucaipa Regional Park 51 2,658 ft
Green Valley 36 7,075 ft
Crab Flats 29 5,949 ft