Heart Rock Falls

Crestline, California 92325

Heart Rock Falls

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."

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."

"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."

"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."

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8/4/2018
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7/24/2018
This is an easy trail, with just a few slippery and rocky areas, but neither my dog nor my kids were bothered. The trail is covered in shade with lots of pretty wildflowers and a little stream below the path. If you follow the stream upwards and climb around the waterfall on the left there is a nice view of the heart rock.
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6/18/2018
Did hike on Fathers Day. Beautiful easy hike but there was graffiti on the heart and bowl formation above it: sad!!!
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11/25/2011
Short, easy hike. Took my 4 year old and he did fine. In shade the whole way. A little tricky to find the heart in the rock. Just listen and look for the waterfall.
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4/28/2011
Fast, easy trail, with interesting waterfall formation. This trail can be very crowded though, particularly when the campground near the trailhead is in use. I like the trail more in the snow. If you're a rock-climber, just upstream of the waterfall are a couple rocks with bolt anchors at top. The routes are weak and uninteresing however, but if you're doing the hike anyway, bring a short-rope for the climb.
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Trail Information

Crestline
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
2 hours
Duration
Open year-round
Season
Swimming
Additional Use
Waterfalls
Features
Silverwood Lake, CA and Devore, CA
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Oct 2018