Rivendell was the realm of Elrond. During the Third Age it was one of the few remaining realms of the Elves in Middle-earth. Much of the history and lore of the Elves was preserved in Rivendell and it was a place of peace and beauty. Rivendell was a deep valley in eastern Eriador near the Misty Mountains. It was hidden from view in the heather-covered moors. There was a steep, zig-zagging path leading down into the valley. Fir trees grew on the higher slopes and beech and oak trees grew farther down in the valley.