Pets allowed
Allowed with Restrictions
Elevation Gain
106.00 ft (32.31 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
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Heaps Peak, located in the San Bernardino National Forest at an elevation of 6,000 feet, is a 30-acre arboretum with a great diversity of (mostly) native trees, shrubs, wildflowers and other plants. A one mile path named the Sequoia Trail takes visitors on a self guided tour of the arboretum. There are also guided tours available for visiting groups upon advance request.

Before beginning your hike, be sure to grab a copy of the self guided tour pamphlet. This pamphlet coordinates with numeric posts that you’ll encounter along the trail and provides information about the many different trees and plants along the way.

The easy path descends gently, passing a variety of trees and crossing three footbridges over seasonal creeks. The trail then climbs gently back toward the trailhead. One of the highlights of the trail is located on this latter stretch: a grove of Giant Sequoias. This grove is the largest in the San Bernardino Mountains and was planted some 90 years ago.

The loop trail ends back at the trailhead where there is a nice, shaded picnic area to enjoy.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

Adventure Pass required

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy self-guided walk. Diverse assortment of trees and plants.

Trailhead Elevation

6,000.00 ft (1,828.80 m)

Highest point

6,000.00 ft (1,828.80 m)

Features

Vault toilet
Wildlife
Family friendly
Guided tours
Wildflowers
Bird watching

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Adventures

Deep Creek Canyon, San Bernardino National Forest

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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