October is one of the best times of the year to hike in California. Temperatures are starting to drop down and tourists are gone, which means the hiking trails are wide open. We’ve found your next adventure. This hidden 25-foot waterfall near San Bernardino flows out of a giant heart-shaped rock! The Heart Rock Trail is a can't-miss spot.
Also known as Seeley Falls, this secret gem is located in the heart of (all pun intended) the city of Crestline. The falls are only about a half-hour from San Bernardino and 90 minutes from downtown LA. It’s definitely worth checking out!
The hike is 1.5 miles roundtrip and it’s a super-easy trail. There’s a one-lane road to get to the trails, so traffic can be a little slow in the summer.
Getting there can be a little tricky since there aren’t any signs to point you in the right direction. You’ll take Waterman Ave from Highway 210 up to the mountains for 13 miles. Then, you’ll get on Highway 138 towards Crestline.
Drive until you see the Camp Seeley sign. Go left away from the parking lot and follow the road until it ends. You can park there if you have a California Adventure Pass. Walk down the path past the swimming pool and head out on your adventure.
The beautiful waterfall cascades twenty-five feet down from the rocks into a little pool below. During the right conditions, you can even swim in the pool.
The views are absolutely stunning!
Since Heart Rock is a seasonal waterfall, the best time to go is one to two days after it rains. Make sure to check the weather and trail conditions before you go and plan accordingly.
Even in the fall, it’s smart to wear sunscreen, bring sunglasses, and lots of water.
It's possible you can encounter some bugs on the trail, so we recommend bringing an eco-friendly bug spray with you too.
Make sure to respect the environment and leave no trace. Have fun out there.
Heart Rock Waterfall Trail
Price: Free (You need a California Adventure Pass to park on the main road)
Location: Crestline, CA
Why You Need To Go: You can see a gorgeous 25-foot waterfall cascading down heart-shaped rocks.
Editor's note: Many California waterfalls are seasonal. Check weather conditions before you go on the trails to make sure the falls are still flowing and trail conditions are safe.
We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.