In the same way as a number of other localities located on Monte Tramontana mountain, the forest extends right to the edge of the centre of Tarres/Tarsch. In this village of 690 inhabitants situated at 800 m above sea level, there is the fossilised flow-cone of an ancient stream of torrential lava, which is clearly visible from a distance and constitutes a geological landmark in the Venosta Valley. From Tarres, visitors can reach the pasture on foot before reaching Laces/Latsch, with its numerous scenic hiking trails and stunning natural landscape.