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Nature Preserve and Trails

A 655-acre Nature Cathedral for God

California Poppies along Reverence Ridge

Questhaven offers nearly twenty nature trails that wander through chaparral and oak-lined canyons reaching woodland sanctuaries, and rocky outcrops and hilltops offering panoramic mountain and ocean views. These trails are not intended for recreational use, but rather, are walked in silent reverence and dedicated to one's spiritual quest to discover God in Nature.

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Walking these trails in reverent silence, aspirants are lifted in consciousness by practicing these five necessary qualities: attention, attunement, beholding, reception, and at-one-ment.

O God, I desire to find Thee everywhere. Let Thy treasures be opened to me and let my mind be laid open to Thee.
bioFlower A. Newhouse

When the heart is appreciative and the whole being is desirous of God, then the temples of nature open their doors and every voice of nature speaks to us of its own transcendent, God-filled purpose. To sense the Divine within the inner side of Nature, our attitude is lifted and purified, through the expression of appreciation and fondness for all that we are conscious of, present in the out-of-doors.

Holy Quest Nature Walks
Holy Quest Nature Walks
Questhaven Retreat offers Holy Quest Nature Walks one Saturday each month to allow spiritual seekers to reverently walk our 655-acres of nature...
Connecting to God in Nature
Connecting to God in Nature
Scientific research has now proven that exposure to nature heals and restores us by reducing stress, quickening our minds, and making us happier...
The Inner Side of Nature
The Inner Side of Nature
Whenever we are getting ready to take a walk in nature, it is good to inwardly prepare for this experience. We are striving to become holy expectant...
Inspired by Nature
Inspired by Nature
Flower told us that she receives as much from nature as she does from meditation or reading. This is an important realization that God has imprinted...
Singing Springs Trail
Singing Springs Trail
Singing Springs trail begins at the right side of the Church of the Holy Quest. A short walk takes you through a shaded oak grove meditation area...
Alpha Trail
Alpha Trail
Alpha trail is one of three paths leading to Inspiration Point, which is one of the highest locations on Questhaven Retreat and the site of our...
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An "Elfin Forest"
Questhaven is located in an area known locally as Elfin Forest , named for the small trees and shrubs referred to as chaparral...
Wildlife Cam
Wildlife Cam
View video images from our wilderness trail cameras placed at various locations around Questhaven...