Seeley Creek Trail – San Bernardino National Forest

Where: San Bernardino National Forest
Mileage: 1.4 miles
Elevation gain: 200 feet
Difficulty: Easy

Directions: From the 210 freeway, take exit 76 (Waterman Ave). Drive north on Waterman Ave. After 2 miles this becomes Highway 18 (Rim of the World Highway). At about 11 miles, take the exit onto Route 138 West. Drive about 2.6 miles through Crestline. You will hit the entrance of Camp Seeley. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 2N03 past the camp. The road is dirt here. Go about 0.4 miles from Route 138; you will hit a gated area. The trail to Heart Rock begins next to the marker labeled 4W07.

Description
You’re probably thinking, wait, there is a heart formation in the forest? Yes, there is. In the past I’ve seen pictures with the waterfall, but when we went there was absolutely no running water.

Heart Rock 01 Heart Rock 03

We didn’t have a hard time finding the place. It was a nice little walk in the woods and perfect for an afternoon hike if you’re staying at Silverwood Lake or even Lake Arrowhead.

Pros:
1. No permit is required to hike to Heart Rock.
2. It is free to park at the trailhead.
3. Trail is dog friendly.

Cons:
1. Too much graffiti
2. Too much trash (take a trash bag, help clean)
3. No water (go during spring/early summer)

Note to self: Go early to avoid crowds.

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