Point Arena, California
A serene Pacific Coast forest with majestic redwoods
Celebrate a life well‑lived and leave a legacy in an iconic Northern California forest
What makes our Point Arena Forest special:
- Uniquely Californian trees, including coastal redwoods
- Beautiful ocean vistas
- Nationally recognized, award-winning design recently featured by Fast Company
A protected forest featuring an old growth aesthetic
Experience the serenity of morning fog and afternoon sun in a forest nestled in the Pacific coastline.
A private spot for your memorial
Select an area that speaks to you. An ocean view, redwoods deeper in the forest or Douglas firs along a skyline ridge bathed in sunlight.
A beautiful place for your loved ones to visit
Point Arena, on the Mendocino Coast, is close to San Francisco and wine country. It offers the best of land and sea with unparalleled nature and amenities at our visitor's center to make sure your visit is comfortable.
How it works
Get to know us
Let us introduce ourselves and answer your questions. Learn about how we maintain our forests or how we help with personalized planning.
Tour a forest
Experience the sights and sounds of our forest and learn what makes each section unique. Tour online from the comfort of home or in person with one of our forest stewards.
Gather your loved ones
When it’s time, your ashes are mixed with soil and returned to the base of your tree during a personalized memorial ceremony.
Leave a legacy
Give your loved ones a beautiful place to remember you and help protect a forest for future generations.
Find your perfect resting place
Each forest section has its own character. Explore Point Arena in‑person or take a guided online tour.
Creekside Trail, a sanctuary in the forest
Winding paths, lush ferns and shaded clearings await you and your loved ones in the heart of the forest.
Highland Ridge, an explorer’s happy place
Accessible trails, epic vantage points and endless views characterize this area of the forest.
Oceanview Meadow, where sea meets sky
Sunlit with captivating views of the Pacific Ocean, this area is an ocean lover’s dream.
Your Point Arena experience
Our team of forest stewards, advisors and arborists is here to make your experience beautiful and stress-free.
None of us know what's on the other side of this but I'm here to tell you that I know Louie's in a better place.
Claudia S. in Point Arena
Serving you in life and beyond
During your tree selection
Explore the forest with a free online tour from a trained advisor or an in-person forest visit led by a local forest steward.
At your memorial ceremony
Our forest stewards ensure your memorial ceremony honors your wishes and celebrates your story. They are also licensed to place ashes beneath your tree.
For years to come
From travel support to ensuring a peaceful visit, our local stewards are here for you and your loved ones.
Visiting Point Arena
As locals, our forest stewards hold deep knowledge of the area. Make the most of your visit with their recommendations on places to stay, dine and explore while you’re in Point Arena.
Ready to learn more?
Schedule your online tour today.