Prime universe
(Capcom's primary storyline)

The Raccoon Forest is an expansive forest that lies north of the ruins of Raccoon City. It is considered to be an old-growth forest, that is a forest that has attained great age and biodiversity without significant human interference. The Arklay Mountains are located within the forest,[1] on its western side.


The forest has had fairly limited human influence outside of the establishment of Raccoon City downhill. The only known settlement within the forest is Stone Ville. A hospital was also located deep into the forest, and may have been close to this community.


The forest was considered to be a treasure trove for its complex local ecosystem.[1] Its abundance allowed for significant evolution of the RNA-based t-Virus in the event of a viral outbreak, a fact which then-Umbrella virologist Albert Wesker understood well.[2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (2007), file: "Raccoon Forest Notes".
  2. Wesker's Report II
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