The JOHN RIPLEY FORBES BIG TREES FOREST PRESERVE is a beautiful and unique 30-acre Fulton County Tree, Plant and Wildlife Sanctuary. The Forest is a remarkable urban forest with hilly topography featuring two creeks and a diverse middle growth forest including specimen white oak trees between 100 and 200 years old. It is designed and managed as a forest education center offering passive recreation walks along 1 1/2 miles of wood mulched walking trails. The Forest is open sunrise to sunset, seven days each week. There is ample free parking. Dogs on leashes are welcomed in the Forest. The Forest is a smoke-free environment. Donations are appreciated and used wisely to promote the Forest mission.