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The hike to Heart Rock Falls follows lovely Seeley Creek through wooded pine and cedar. An overlook provides the best views of the heart formation, and both the top and bottom of the falls can be visited. Several pools below the falls can be used for wading and swimming.
Heart Rock Falls Professional Review and Guide
"The hike to Heart Rock Falls follows lovely Seeley Creek through wooded pine and cedar. An overlook provides the best views of the heart formation, and both the top and bottom of the falls can be visited. Several pools below the falls can be used for wading and swimming."
--Allen Riedel and Monique Riedel, Best Hikes Near Los Angeles (Falcon Guides).
More Heart Rock Falls Professional Reviews and Guides
"Hike through a forest wonderland to a splendid and romantic waterfall known as Heart Rock Falls for its distinctive heart-shaped basin. Wildflowers bloom in spring, making it the best time for a visit. The pools below the falls are perfect for swimming and in warmer times make for an inviting dip, but be careful on the slippery rocks. Return via the same trail. Heart Rock will end up becoming a favorite destination, and many who visit the falls return season after season."
--Allen Riedel, Best Easy Day Hikes: San Bernardino (Falcon Guides).
"The cool waters of Seeley Creek flow down the north slope of the San Bernardino Mountains beneath incense cedars and oaks. Through a fortuitous quirk of geology, they have carved a remarkable heart-shaped basin in the rock alongside a waterfall. Beyond, they rush down the granite slabs into an alluring pool. This short hike follows the bank of Seeley Creek to the Heart Rock overlook and the pool. The best times for this trip are in the spring when the waterfall is most dramatic and in the early summer when the water is tempting for a dip."
--David & Jennifer Money Harris, Afoot and Afield: Inland Empire (Wilderness Press).
"Seeley Creek descends the north slope of the San Bernardinos, from its source west of Crestline to Miller Canyon, and eventually into the Mojave River. This short, delightful forest walk follows a stretch of the bubbling creek under a canopy of very tall Jeffrey pines, incense-cedars, and black oaks. You end up alongside two limpid pools with a natural waterslide between. Nearby is Heart Rock, with a heart-shaped hole in the middle through which water sometimes splashes. For an introduction to the San Bernardinos, you can do no better than this magnificent forest stroll. The creek was misnamed in memory of David and Wellington Seely, brothers who established a saw mill in 1853."
--John W. Robinson with David Money Harris, 100 Hikes in Southern California: San Bernardino Mountain Trails (Wilderness Press).
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