Yew-boxwood grove is the steepest forest in Sochi. It is located in the valley of the Khosta River and is very easy to reach.
The forest is famous for a large number of The Red Book plants and very beautiful views. Unfortunately, because of the Olympics and the negligence of officials, the yew-boxwood grove suffered from the catastrophe - a butterfly that was imported from Italy, destroyed the entire boxwood, which has been growing in here about 30 million years.
Despite this, the Sochi yew-boxwood grove is a fabulous place, which will fascinate even the most indifferent to the nature. The fauna of yew-boxwood grove is also rich. Here live bears, bison, raccoons, beavers, otters, badgers, wild cats, martens and many other species.
By the way, 25 species from the diverse fauna of the grove are listed in the Red Book of the Russian Federation and eight species in the Red Book of the planet! There are 2 routes for tourists in the yew-boxwood grove: a large (5 km) and a small ring (1.6 km), but both are worth a visit.