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Caledon Forest - Vista Location Guide - Guild Wars 2

Updated on September 26, 2012

This guide will cover the locations of all Vista locations in the city of Caledon Forest for the MMORPG Guild Wars 2. Within you will find a list of each with pictures and directions on how to reach them along with a video walkthrough.

Caledon Forest is the first area new Sylvani players will find themselves exploring after completing their introductory story quest. Located north of the grove and covering quite a bit of land area, this region has a total of 8 vistas to collect towards it's map completion.

Caledon Forest Vistas

  1. Ogham Wilds - 0:00
  2. Queztal Bay - 0:58
  3. Ruins of the Unseen - 2:38
  4. Sandycove Beach - 5:12
  5. Sleive's Inlet - 6:16
  6. Titan's Staircase - 7:24
  7. Trader's Green - 8:53
  8. Ventry Bay - 9:39

* Numbers refer to timestamps of where they appear in the video above.

For more vista guides, you can find the main index here.

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Running west from the waypoint.Avoid the crevasses on the side you can fall through.
Running west from the waypoint.
Running west from the waypoint.
Avoid the crevasses on the side you can fall through.
Avoid the crevasses on the side you can fall through.

Ogham Wilds

You will find the Ogham Wilds vista a relative easy, short walk due west from the Caer Astorea waypoint.

Weave your way through the various plant life in the direction of the marker and you will eventually come to a part where the land thins out with a drop off on either side. Just stay on the high ground, avoid the little crevasses in the side of the path that you can fall through and you should be fine.

There are a couple hostile creatures, like a Jungle Spider which like to chill right next to the vista.

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Up the stairs inside the fort.The stone tower you need to climb.Jumping across the wood platforms.Skipping the first beam by walking on the ridge.Backing up on the second beam to make the final jump without hitting the side of the tower.
Up the stairs inside the fort.
Up the stairs inside the fort.
The stone tower you need to climb.
The stone tower you need to climb.
Jumping across the wood platforms.
Jumping across the wood platforms.
Skipping the first beam by walking on the ridge.
Skipping the first beam by walking on the ridge.
Backing up on the second beam to make the final jump without hitting the side of the tower.
Backing up on the second beam to make the final jump without hitting the side of the tower.

Queztal Bay

From the Kraitbane Haven waypoint, go directly south into the small fort that the wp is located right next to. When you enter through the main gate, you'll find some stairs to the right which you can walk up onto the upper level. Continue till you come across the first stone tower which will have some wood platforms attached to it's side, starting from the left.

You'll be using the wood platforms that circle up the side of the tower to climb up, eventually with them becoming more spaced out, before you are presented with some wooden beams to up the challenge. The first beam can be skipped by using the ridge of the building, but the second one you will have to land on, then back up to hit the next platform at an angle. Making that final jump puts you at the top of the tower where you can grab the vista.

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Running north through the ruins.Towards the skritt spawns.The crates you need to jump up to reach the first wood platform.The first series of wood planks, running along the side of the ruined structure.Where the first series ends.....you'll find you can cross to the opposite side, and drop down to another set of planks.The second series is divided by this bit of the wall.Doubling back, almost at the top.Make your way around the left side of this column carefully. Falling here sucks.The final leap of faith.
Running north through the ruins.
Running north through the ruins.
Towards the skritt spawns.
Towards the skritt spawns.
The crates you need to jump up to reach the first wood platform.
The crates you need to jump up to reach the first wood platform.
The first series of wood planks, running along the side of the ruined structure.
The first series of wood planks, running along the side of the ruined structure.
Where the first series ends...
Where the first series ends...
..you'll find you can cross to the opposite side, and drop down to another set of planks.
..you'll find you can cross to the opposite side, and drop down to another set of planks.
The second series is divided by this bit of the wall.
The second series is divided by this bit of the wall.
Doubling back, almost at the top.
Doubling back, almost at the top.
Make your way around the left side of this column carefully. Falling here sucks.
Make your way around the left side of this column carefully. Falling here sucks.
The final leap of faith.
The final leap of faith.

Ruins of the Unseen

The Ruins of the Unseen vista is definitely the most complicated to reach of the points in this area. Start out by traveling north from the Mabon Market waypoint, through the ruins and past the marker towards where you'll find the hostile skritt spawning. In the northern corner of where their spawn begins, you'll find a bunch of crates stacked upon each other that you can use to reach a wood platform above. You'll need to clear out some of the enemies here to progress further, since the slowing of movement caused by them aggroing you will keep you from making your jumps.

From the upper platform, face south to find the beginning pof a series of wood planks that run alongside the ruined structure/wall the vista is located on. After the first stretch, you'll reach a section of the wall that you can cross over to the other side, where a lone plank sits on the same level, however you will need to drop down on the opposite side where you'll find a second series that will take you up to the next level.

After doubling back near the top on this second stretch, you'll end up on the top section of the wall. Carefully jump onto the left ledge and make your way past the column that blocks you from the vista, then one final leap of faith until the point is yours.

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Running north to Bay Haven.Entering the fort and use the ramp to your right.Leap up onto the ledge and run out to the tip of the beam.
Running north to Bay Haven.
Running north to Bay Haven.
Entering the fort and use the ramp to your right.
Entering the fort and use the ramp to your right.
Leap up onto the ledge and run out to the tip of the beam.
Leap up onto the ledge and run out to the tip of the beam.

Sandycove Beach

Back to the easy mode vistas, for Sandycove Beach, take the Gleamer's Cove waypoint and just run north along the road until you reach the Bay Haven fort which the vista resides inside.

As you enter the fort, look to the right side for a small ramp that leads up to the wall and find the wooden beam that juts out from the side of the ledge, which you can easily jump up, and carefully walk to it's end to collect the point.

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Run SW from the wp until you can drop off the southern end of the hill you're on.Once you drop down, run to this bumpy wall that makes the north face of the vista hill.You can leap all the way up the side.Once you reach the top, find the gap in the roots to cross over to the other side.
Run SW from the wp until you can drop off the southern end of the hill you're on.
Run SW from the wp until you can drop off the southern end of the hill you're on.
Once you drop down, run to this bumpy wall that makes the north face of the vista hill.
Once you drop down, run to this bumpy wall that makes the north face of the vista hill.
You can leap all the way up the side.
You can leap all the way up the side.
Once you reach the top, find the gap in the roots to cross over to the other side.
Once you reach the top, find the gap in the roots to cross over to the other side.

Sleive's Inlet

From the Slieve's Waypoint in the area of the inlet, Run south/southwest towards the vista marker on your map, but at an angle where you safely drop down the steep southern face of the hill the wp is on to the lower ground that divides the two hills, the other being the one with the vista.

Walk over to the north face of the vista hill and start jumping up its side, looking for any of the many ridges and bumps that cover this wall which form a somewhat undefined staircase of sorts. There is no specific path to take up the wall. Once at the top you will find some large roots breaking up the ground and dividing the top of the hill into two sections. There will be a gap in part of the roots to the southern end of the hill top, where you can cross over and find the vista on a lower part of the hill to your left.

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The vista which can't be directly reached, but is visible from the road.The tent structure, its palisade defenses and a little path you can take.Circling the tent to reach the vista's bit of land.
The vista which can't be directly reached, but is visible from the road.
The vista which can't be directly reached, but is visible from the road.
The tent structure, its palisade defenses and a little path you can take.
The tent structure, its palisade defenses and a little path you can take.
Circling the tent to reach the vista's bit of land.
Circling the tent to reach the vista's bit of land.

Titan's Staircase

Located east of the Caledon Haven waypoint and Northwest from the Titan's Staircase wp, you can reach this vista from either by traveling along the dirt road. Make sure to grab the Trader's Green vista if you haven't already, if traveling from Caledon Haven.

You will eventually be able to find the vista on a ledge, visible from the road near a circus tent looking structure that sits amongst some wooden palisades.

Walk up to the tent structure and circle it to the north side to find a way up a small bit of land that allows you to walk out onto the ledge the vista is located on.

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Run into the fort and up the stairs that lead to the defensive wall.Past this wood scaffolding the vista sits on an easily reachable ledge.
Run into the fort and up the stairs that lead to the defensive wall.
Run into the fort and up the stairs that lead to the defensive wall.
Past this wood scaffolding the vista sits on an easily reachable ledge.
Past this wood scaffolding the vista sits on an easily reachable ledge.

Trader's Green

Right next to the Caledon Haven wp is the fort which holds this area's view point. If you use this waypoint for Titan's Staircase vista, then you can easily grab this on the way.

Run inside the fort and look for the stairs at the rear which take you up to the defensive wall. Face northwards to see some wood scaffolding that you can walk across towards a tower and viewing ledge, where the vista sits easily accessible.

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Running east from the waypoint towards the plateau the vista is on.Circle to the north side to find the beginning of the way up.
Running east from the waypoint towards the plateau the vista is on.
Running east from the waypoint towards the plateau the vista is on.
Circle to the north side to find the beginning of the way up.
Circle to the north side to find the beginning of the way up.

Ventry Bay

East of Mabon Market and the Mabon wp itself, you will find the vista sitting atop a plateau that itself is located on a small peninsula that juts out into Ventry Bay.

Run towards this plateau and circle to its north side where you will find a slanted rock that serves as the beginning of the path up the side of the plateau consisting of a series of wooden planks and beams. There are a lot of rather precise jumps to make here, since you don't have a lot of ground to land on or jump off of, however the bright side is falling is unlikely to kill you.

Eventually you'll reach a lower part of the plateau with some more ramps and a crate that lead you to the tip, from which you'll be able to run and drop down to where the view point itself sits.

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