West Forest is a lush yet open region surrounded by small hills and mountains. The forest holds several breeds of flora, such as flowers, bushes, wide-leafed plants and a number of trees with vines creeping up them, such as regular trees, palm trees and colossal trees several stories tall. The West Forest is also the only place where pink orchids grow.
While visiting the West Forest to get an orchid for an Anti-Horseshoe Elixir, Sonic was ambushed by Knuckles. However, Knuckles revealed that he intended to help Sonic clear his name after an imposter had framed him for several crimes and protect him from the coming posse. Sonic accepted his help, but finished his original task first.