In 1949, a large fire wiped out most of the forest and it has since been named a “production forest” where roads and a landing strip have been built. Its highest point, Baldy Beacon, stretches upwards at 3,336 feet. Due to millions of years of erosion and leaching, no pine trees can be found in this grassed area. The upside is the stunning views one can enjoy without the interruption of pine trees.
There is no wrong time to visit Mountain Pine Ridge, but if you would like to avoid the rain, it is advised to visit outside of the rainy season, which is from June to November. However, the woodland creatures can be spotted more frequently when it is raining.