Are the trees in the forest accessible by foot?

Learn about the accessibility of trees in the forest and if you can walk up and touch them.

Yes! You can walk up and touch any tree in any of our forests.

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In each of our forests there are trails for you to walk around and we ensure that the area around each available tree is clear.

However some trees are more accessible than others given the natural terrain. We encourage you to visit a forest and see them for yourself!

Forest Sections and How They Work

We divide our forests into unique sections based on the natural attributes that we find. For instance, in our Point Arena forest, we divide the forest into 3 sections:

  1. Oceanview Meadow: Take in the ocean views. Set near the forest entrance, this sunlit meadow features gentle trails—perfect for all ages—and captivating views of the Pacific.
  2. Highland Ridge: Reach new heights. Located at the forest's highest point, this area is known for its accessible trails, epic vantage points, and endless blue sky views.
  3. Creekside Trail: Go deep into the forest. Venture into the woods to uncover a winding creek, lush ferns, and shaded clearings perfect for family gatherings or moments of solitude.

And for our Santa Cruz forest, we have currently divided the forest into 3 sections: Sunrise Loop, Reflection Meadow and Soquel Ridge.

We find that visitors often prefer a specific section and then they choose their tree in that section.

Hikers might prefer trees deeper in the forest while those with mobility issues might prefer trees closer to the parking lot.