Alimestan forest is located near the city of Amol ( Mazandaran province) and is not far from Haraz road.
During the many years that I have been hiking, I have explored different forests, but I saw Alimestan forest differently from other forests.
This forest has a strange atmosphere. The branches of the trees are bent under the load of moss, as if moss, like spider webs, has taken over the branches and bodies of the trees. These bent trees in the moss create a wonderful yet scary atmosphere. When you were walking in the forest, it was as if you were walking in one of the prehistoric forests, and now you may encounter to dinosaurs.
To enter the Alimestan forest, you have to come to Haraz road from Tehran and about 30 km before reaching Amol, enter the side road of Lahash village until after seven kilometers of asphalt road, it reaches Lahash village and then through five kilometers of a dirt road, it reaches the village of Alimestan, which is the point of entering the forest. From here, you can start hiking in Alimestan forest.
With a few hours of walking in this forest, you can reach the upper heights of the forest and get out of the forest. By continuing the route outside the forest, you can reach the place of Chal Rostam pits and then reach Emamzadeh Ghasem.